A Great Civil War

It’s strange, isn’t it, that I’ve been glued to coverage of the New Hampshire primary this evening? Perhaps not. The battle between Democratic candidates for President offers some hope that we may see the demise of the demon in the White House before many more months pass. But I remain afraid. I remain concerned that democracy may be in the grips of a maniac who is doing his damnedest to hold it under water for an extended period, hoping to drown it in preparation for seizing power on a permanent basis.

At some point, we may reach the point that all of us may understand the crucial need for revolution. But, by then, it may be too late. Is it beyond the realm of possibility that Americans might be unable to come to grips with our own battle with dictatorship?

Democrats and, I hope, independents are likely to realize the seriousness of the situation early on. But Republicans don’t seem to understand that they are supporting the dismantling of democracy by supporting the orange idiot. At some point will they, too, come to understand that our only hope might well be open rebellion? Will they, too, realize that insurrection could be our only hope?

I would hate for Lincoln’s words to have to be relived again: “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.” But I’m afraid that may well be how this plays out.

Let’s hope I’m simply being overly dramatic. I do hope that’s the case. If not, I fear we’re doomed.

 

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes "Intimacy is never wrong. It can be awkward, it can be unsettling, it can feel dangerous, it can seem out of place, but it’s never wrong."― John Swinburn
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