Friday, July 07, 2017

What Civil War 2.0 Looks Like

A few years ago (and not many, at that) there was a meme going around asking whether there would be a "Race War" in America.

I considered that a non-starter; although in the 1970's it seemed not entirely impossible. (see "SIEGE" by Edwin Corley; 1969, Avon Publishing)

What seemed more likely to me would be a "Culture War" ... between political factions rather than races.

Now we have seen Republican politicians attacked with a gun by a Lone Wolf self-declared "Democrat", specifically because of political ... read: Cultural .... differences.

Was this the shot heard around the world?

Here's a sample of text from an article (H/T: FREEHOLDER) which might make you think more seriously about that "unlikely outcome":

Analysis: What Civil War 2.0 Looks Like

Analysis: What Civil War 2.0 Looks Like | Ed That Matters: Since the election of 2016, the left has gone crazy. Their version of the tea party is called Resistance, and the spearhead of that is a loosely formed terrorist group called Antifa. Antifa is short for Anti-Fascist. The irony of their name is not lost on those who actually know history, as their tactics are straight from the fascist playbook. In the past few months, these groups have repeatedly disrupted peaceful pro-Trump rallies. They have called for and used violence against people who support the president or disagree with them and even against members of the media who will report things Antifa doesn’t want reported.
Note that this was written almost three weeks ago.  It was prophetic.

Since that time,  Dana Loesch on NRA-TV has made a video called "The Violence of Lies" ... and several of her comments have been taken out of context by 2nd Amendment Opponents who accuse her of (among other things) "inciting violence against women".  Which strikes me as an odd interpretation, since the NRA actively encourages women to stand up for themselves against violence, as does Loesh in several of the videos she has made as spokeswoman for the NRA.

That small video seems to have turned the Information World on its head; where Truth is a Lie and the Touchy-Feelie Crowd is easily offended: but aren't they always?

On Thursday, DeRay Mckesson, a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, tweeted that the ad was “an open call to violence to protect white supremacy.
A chilling National Rifle Association ad gaining traction online appears to be 'an open call to violence'
          This chilling NRA ad calls on its members to save America by fighting liberals

Tamika D. Mallory, a co-organizer of the Women's March, released an open letter to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, calling the ad "a direct endorsement of violence" against citizens "exercising their constitutional right to protest ....
and in contrast a comment which quotes Loesch directly:
6 days ago Inverse dot com says: ... N.R.A. Ad Paints Gun Owners as Victims of Leftist 'Terrorism', quoting:. "The only way we stop this and save our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth." ... and editorializing:  "Loesch paints a twisted picture of protest..."   The article paints the NRA and Leosh as "Anti-Semites", which is a base canard and they should be ashamed of themselves for using the Jew Card as well as the Race Card.
There were dozens more links found by my search: "Dana Loesch + Protests", but the writers who  use her quotes to further their own political baggage usually carry the same keywords: violence and (somewhere in the screed) chilling,.   Did they never notice which group breaks windows and burns police cars during their "Protests"?   It ain't Dana And Her Friends.

The expression "... fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth ..." seems to be anathema to enemies of the Constitution, who don't like either the word "fight" or "violence", or the expression "clenched fist" scares the crap out of them.

They don't seem to even notice the small word at the end:


These all seem to be "Trigger Words", much in favor in  Liberal Academia today, where students are indoctrinated rather than challenged, and where Truth is less important than Feelings.

I FEEL that these morally lame "wanna-be-men" people need to grow up.

The world is what we make of it.

The Left would make this a reactive world, where words are hurtful.

The Right would make this  a proactive world, where "sticks and stones" are hurtful, and would prefer to deal with the honesty of the stick and the stone ,

The left metes insinuation and would prefer not to address the real Constitutional issues.
Hard facts are too difficult for them to deal with.  They do better with innuendo and slime.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You speak truth to power.