Our much-admired fellow conservative Kurt Schlichter recently posted an article on Townhall asking a question we’ve been mulling for quite some time: Are We Looking At Another Civil War?
Mr. Schlichter observes that, “…while the chance of civil conflict is low, violence is not only possible but it has been used by the left as a means of making political change in America in the past. And the evidence is that the left remains ideologically open to using violence in the future to achieve its goals.”
We would like to agree with Kurt Schlichter that the “chance of civil conflict is low,” but as we review the reaction of the Democrats and their Far Left allies to the candidacy and election of Donald Trump we are more inclined to ask, how can we not have a civil war, than to accept that the chance of civil conflict is low.
In Part 1 we looked at some of the potential triggers to a civil war, today we will look at some of the potential combatants.
Whenever conservatives warn that Democrats are escalating the potential for civil war, Democrats respond with derision and comments like Joe Biden made in a June 2021 speech during which he joked that people who think they needed guns to take on the US government would actually need nuclear weapons.
In a speech that outlined one of his many plans to “combat gun violence,” Biden said, "If you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons."
Two months later, the Taliban, armed only with light weapons, defeated the United States and drove us from Afghanistan confirming once again former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s observation that Biden has been wrong about every national security issue for the past 50 years.
But if Joe Biden lacks the brains to visualize how an insurgency might develop in response to his oppressive policies, his allies on the Left can visualize it all too well and are moving with alacrity to rearrange the battlefield in their own favor.
And, while the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to their plans to disarm the law-abiding Americans who might finally be provoked to defend their liberty the Left has been doing a great job of whittling down the number and effectiveness of the forces that might oppose their revolution.
While Leftist street thugs are allowed to go free to terrorize cities across the country, and often rewarded with large cash settlements for specious claims of police brutality after they are arrested, the Washington DC show trials of conservative dissidents who participated in the January 6, 2020 protest at the US Capitol are intended to intimidate conservatives who might be inclined to pursue the same tactics used by ANTIFA, BLM and their fellow travelers.
And, while leading Democrats and senior federal law enforcement officers claim that Far Left terrorist groups like ANTIFA are a myth or conspiracy theory, the few Rightwing street fighters who occasionally rose to the oppose them have been infiltrated and decapitated by the FBI’s post-January 6 reign of terror, leaving the same Democrats who encourage Leftist street violence in charge of policing it.
The result of this unequal application of the law is that the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and III Percenters are locked-up, while on any given night, in any given city, the Far Left owns the streets and can be set loose to terrorize their Republican or conservative opponents without fear of confrontation.
Perhaps even more importantly, beginning with Obama’s great purge of the officer corps, the Left has been working for at least a decade to purge any conservatives from the American armed forces who might become counterrevolutionary elements.
And the Biden COVID mandate has provided the Left with a convenient tool to speed-up the purge.
Back in February 2022 the Army said it will "immediately begin separating Soldiers from the service" who refuse to be vaccinated or who don't have an approved or pending request for exemption.
"Army readiness depends on Soldiers who are prepared to train, deploy, fight and win our nation's wars," said Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth. "Unvaccinated Soldiers present risk to the force and jeopardize readiness."
Soldiers who refuse the vaccine are also more likely to refuse other orders that they see as unjust – like to fire on their fellow Americans – and they are being relentlessly hounded out of the military.
Military.com reports that as of May 2022, only nine out of 4,428 religious exemption applications have been approved by the Army. Army officials have approved 22 medical exemptions of the 732 requested so far. In addition to the separations, 3,416 general officer reprimands have been given out to soldiers refusing the vaccine. The admonishments are largely seen as career killers in the military.
In addition to purging active duty force the Left is also purging the National Guard, with some 40,000 to as many as 60,000 guardsmen and women being slated for discharge for refusing the vaccine.
The result of this purge, on top of the decade of increasing “wokeness” in the top leadership of the military establishment, has been to create a force leadership that is politically Far Left, belying the stereotype of the military as conservative and above politics.
Will a force purged of conservatives and independent thinkers refuse to fire on their fellow Americans? Don’t count on it. As we have seen at the FBI and other organs of the federal security apparatus, for many careerism and allegiance to Leftist politics and politicians trumps their oath to Constitution.
Read Part 1 through this link
The Coming Civil War Part 3 on Monday
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