By all appearances on the surface, most might say so…
We do have, however, some factors that our first civil war did not.
First, it would behoove us to remember just how bloody, deadly, and destructive our civil war was…
Strictly By The Numbers
As far as the number of deployed, WWII wins that hands down with 16 million+ compare to the 3 million+ for our civil war (both sides) – which was nearly as many as those deployed in the Vietnam ‘conflict’ that Democratically controlled Congress would not call a war.
When comparing the number of deployed, our population — needless to say — was much larger during WWII than during the civil war, so the number deployed per 100,000 brings in a perspective we wouldn’t otherwise have…
And that would be 12,000+ deployed per 100,000 for WWII and 10,000+ per 100,000 for our civil war – the next in line is our own Revolution with 5,000+ per 100,000.
In reality, we experience life by the number of people affected around us, meaning the per 100,000 numbers tend to be more relevant to us than the mass total.
We can hear of 53,000 people moving out of New York State in one year but that doesn’t mean much until we start relating that to the size of the city we are living in – then reality starts to sink in… but not the actual impact unless we are personally affected.
The number of killed in our Civil War has been as conservative as 420,000 (PBS.org) to a recent study that places it near 750,000 – with the more generally accepted figure near 620,000 killed in total.
But what does that mean?
Here’s the death count per 100,000 for our major wars, smallest first:
If you were alive then, this means that 1 out of every 50 people you know – on average – would have been killed in deployment.
Some would be much higher, others – but not too many at this level – would be spared all this.
Let´s give this another feel: if you work at a company with 2,000 people in a town of 100,000 — everyone you know in that company, including yourself, would be dead before the war is over.
Everyone… including you.
Many experts are saying a second civil war could end up being more costly than the first – I pray every day they are wrong.
War is More Than Just Numbers
Any experienced soldier will tell you any war is more than just a numbers game.
The impact of civil war is mostly felt at the family level and in a civil war, family members can suddenly be your worst nightmare and threat.
Everything becomes disorientated, trust can no longer be had anywhere, and people are dying all around you – the bloodiest battle of our last Civil War turned the field red with blood as more than 7000 died during that 7-week battle (Gettysburg June 3 – July 24, 1863, with the heaviest fighting and deaths occurring in 3 days July 1-3).
The phrase, ‘Blood is thicker than water’ becomes obsolete and a thing of the past as each side suddenly realizes that the future of what they believe to be best for the country is coming under a ‘clear and present danger’ — that means the spilling of blood, the taking of lives, intentionally and with malice.
Fatherless children, even parentless children, were everywhere during our last Civil War – it will not be any different in our next one, should Providence allow us to enter into one (and He will! Or have you forgotten He does NOT interfere with our will?).
The Guilty Are Always Least Affected By Their Actions
If you or anyone you know thinks war is ridiculous and unnecessary, that you can fight evil with tolerance and understanding, then ask yourself this:
Why didn’t the archangels,
led by Michael, go to war against Lucifer
to remove him and his demons from heaven,
so to protect heaven and what they have,
instead of using ‘tolerance’ and ‘understanding’?
Today, more than ever before, there are HUGE misconceptions about who God is and what God is about — and warfare is one of them.
If you think not, then why is Islam so hell-bent on what they are doing now?
Are they using ‘tolerance’ and ‘understanding’?
At a time when your enemy is wanting to overcome you and kill you, this fakery, this falseness, of being the better of the two only results in one thing: forfeiting all your liberties to your enemy.
And suddenly those pushing the agenda of tolerance and understanding are ticked off because they are finding themselves outnumbered as well as feeling their existence is at stake — as they very well should be as it is.
Pride will do that – they will prefer to die a fool’s death than to fight for retaining liberty for everyone, which means even those they do not like.
The Left is an emotional animal, and if they do not like someone or something, then they let the most fickle of human traits be their guide, forsaking any level of wisdom and/or discernment.
Liberty has a unique character to it — everyone must have it… or in quick order, no one will have it.
This is why Liberty must always be protected, everyone’s liberty, friend and foe alike — even protecting liberty for those who are unknowingly forsaking liberty – least liberty become lost to all of us forever.
This is the biggest underlying defense of our original Civil War – Liberty was about to be removed and Liberty needed to be preserved, even at the cost of broken and dead families, blood-filled fields, and a worn out nation.
With Full Malice
The mindset of James Thomas Hodgkinson was to hunt down Republican politicians, of whom he had on a list.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana apparently was the first — and thankfully — only one on that list to get harmed.
Scalise has a long way to go before he’s considered in a safe condition for survival as well – please keep him and his family in your prayers.
So where’s James’ tolerance?
Where’s his understanding?
And the Regressives wonder why we are on the defensive and lately, many times on the offensive?
If you haven’t already noticed, the Left LOVES content — and are easily confused, and becomes very defensive, when that content is placed into its proper context.
That mindset almost always leads to a lack of empathy, and usually to a very high-level.
That mindset has a name: narcissism.
We all know what would happen if the shooter had been a Republican, had a list of Democrats to shoot, and shot at least one Democrat.
What they refuse to acknowledge is that history favors the shooter being a Democrat as nearly all shooting incidents of this kind involved a shooter who was a registered Democrat — keywords: nearly all.
When was the first time you heard a member of the NRA did anything James did?
It appears the same political party that wants gun control comes from that fact they can’t control their own to be tolerant and understanding, probably to keep themselves from shooting their own feet?
One shooting situation doesn’t mean a war — but we are far beyond one shooting situation now, aren’t we?…
Unwilling to Secede
This began much earlier, in March 2016, when thugs shut down the Trump rally in Chicago.
You also need to remember that Cruz and Rubio both blamed Trump’s “rhetoric” for the attack on law-abiding American citizens as well.
Here’s a listing of such events since then until now (and truthfully, not all Trump supporters have been saints, but that list is nowhere near as long as this one)…
-A Hillary Clinton supporter lights a flag on fire and attacks a Trump supporter in Pittsburgh.
-Protesters jumped on cars, stole hats, fought with and threw eggs at Trump supporters outside a Trump rally in downtown San Jose. Trump supporters sued San Jose over the violence.
-Anti-Trump protesters attacked pushed, spit on and verbally harassed attendees forced to walk a “gauntlet” as they left a Trump fundraiser in Minneapolis, Minn., and beat an elderly man. Protesters also attacked Trump’s motorcade.
–A Tennessee man was assaulted at a garage sale for being a Trump supporter.
-A Trump supporter in New Jersey was attacked with a crowbar on the street.
-Protesters in El Cajon, Calif., chased and beat up a Trump supporter.
-A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed and spray painted with “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.”
-A high school student was attacked after she wrote that she supported Trump on social media. The perpetrator ripped her glasses off and punched her in the face.
-The president of Cornell University’s College Republicans was assaulted the night after Trump won the election.
-Students protesting Trump punched and kicked a Maryland high school student wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
-A high school student was arrested in Florida after he punched a classmate for carrying a Trump sign at school.
-A group of black men in Chicago attacked a white man while raging against Trump.
-Maryland high school students punched a student who was demonstrating in support of Trump and then kicked him repeatedly while he was on the ground.
-“You support Trump. You hate Mexicans,” a California high school student yelled at a Trump supporter, before viciously beating the girl.
-An anti-bullying ambassador was arrested for shoving a 74-year-old man to the ground in a fight outside Trump Tower where people upset over his win had gathered. The woman tied to Black Lives Matter caused the man to hit his head on the sidewalk.
-A Texas elementary school student was beaten by his classmates for voting for Trump in a mock election.
-Two men punched and kicked a Connecticut man who was standing with an American flag and a Trump sign.
-A Trump supporter was beaten and dragged by a car.
-A Trump supporter was knocked unconscious after airport protesters repeatedly beat him on the head.
-A Trump supporter was attacked after putting out a fire started by anti-Trump protesters.
-When Trump protesters encountered a driver with a pro-Trump flag on his car, they surrounded the vehicle, ripped off and began burning the flag, and pounded the car. They also punctured on the tires.
-California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted to his car after a town hall because of angry protesters. The tires of at least four vehicles were slashed.
-Protesters knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office.
-Milo Yiannopoulos speech at the University of California-Berkeley was canceled after rioters set the campus on fire and threw rocks through windows. Milo tweeted that one of his supporters wearing a Trump hat was thrown to the ground and kicked.
-Masked protesters at Middlebury College rushed AEI scholar and political scientist Charles Murray and Professor Allison Stranger, pushing and shoving Murray and grabbing Stranger by her hair and twisting her neck as they were leaving a campus building. Stranger suffered a concussion. Protesters then surrounded the car they got into, rocking it back and forth and jumping on the hood.
-A parade in Portland, Ore., was canceled after threats of violence were made against a Republican organization.
-Fears of violent protests shut down Ann Coulter’s UC Berkeley speech. Campus police had gathered intel on protesters who were planning to commit violence.
– Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, his family, and his dog were targeted by a series of repeated death threats deemed credible by authorities.
-FBI agents arrested a person for threatening to shoot Republican Rep. Martha McSally over her support for Trump.
-Police in Tennessee charged a woman for allegedly trying to run Republican Rep. David Kustoff off the road.
-Police in North Dakota ejected a man after he became physical with Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer at a town hall.
-A former professor was arrested after police said they identified him on video beating Trump supporters with a U-shaped bike lock, leaving three people with “significant injuries.”
-James Hodgkinson opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice, injuring five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
-Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email threat that read, “One down, 216 to go,” shortly after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.
-A man driving a white Malibu reportedly fired several shots at a man driving a truck displaying a “Make America Great Again” flag in Indiana.
Where is the investigation and prosecution of Mr. Creamer, a Democratic operative whose organization was helping Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and the others who were caught on camera by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas Action admitting to
- planning violence at Trump/Pence campaign rallies
- acknowledged vote fraud
- acknowledged coordination with Democrat National Committee, and
- on official White House records meeting Obama admin people and Obama more than 340 times?
Since this fiasco, every accuser against James O’Keefe, especially Donna Brazile and Hillary Clinton, have been called to Senate Committee hearings that did little but provide air-time to a story full pompous and holier-than-though attitudes, the same attitudes brought to the table every time either of the Clintons was up against charges.
We have already seen what happens if the tables were reversed by Watergate, on lesser evidence and lesser charges (no one got killed like Seth Rich and others now did they?).
Let’s not forget the play where President Trump is being assassinated every night as well, shall we?
Yet if this were a play with Obama being assassinated?
What Is The Left Pretending Not To Know?
Having been a Democrat once, I can tell you they are pretending they don’t know the truth.
Saving face is more important to ardent Democrats than their own children – seriously.
Having worked several campaigns on a daily basis for Democrat candidates, I have seen them threaten their own children with anything that will shut them up about speaking their own minds on anything contradicted the policies and/or strategies their parents were implementing – with punishments ranging from disinheritance to moving out of the house to removing their substantial allowance.
Anything that threatened the security of their own child’s future.
And the Democrat candidates were not beyond hyping up what is already evident — only today what is being hyped up is damn explosive.
Just this week, a Democratic ‘strategist’ James Devine has called for a “Civil War” on Republicans — but as I’ll share in a moment, he is a bit late with that call.
James Devine has shown himself to be the poster child for Regressivism — calling for tolerance and understanding, unless you are not a Democrat, then he wants war.
Truthfully, it was Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, in his March 2017 article titled, ‘THE CIVIL WAR IS HERE: The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule.‘
Daniel lists everything the Left does not want to secede and everything they want to rule.
Perhaps Daniel just spoke the truth a bit sooner than James Devine, although if you were anything but comatose you’ve known this all along.
Devine’s sense of ‘tolerance’ and ‘understanding’ comes straight from him: “I have little sympathy for the Republican Congressman who got shot today because he viciously opposed President Obama’s effort to reduce gun violence and instead, he accepted more gun lobby money than all but 15 other members of the House of Representatives.”
Talking out of both sides of his mouth does not make him right, nor righteous — it makes him damn hypocritical and gives the impression that he fully believes he is above the law and holier than thou.
I don’t know if Devine has spawned but if he has one doesn’t really need to think too hard what Devine’s reaction would have been if Devine’s son had the same mindset as Scalise and Hodgkinson had shot his son and not the Congressman.
That lack of empathy, that lack of discernment, at the level the Left has been embracing has not only alarmed the Right but the Classic Liberals as well.
This what I fully believe:
If the Regressives keep refusing to secede, keep ignoring the results of 50 precincts that voted for President Trump for everyone that voted for Hillary, and if they keep embracing actions that draw a line in the sand – it is only a matter of time before some idiot from the left wipes it away and goes fully ballistic, whether solo or as a group.
At which point, I pray God to be with and protect those that have stayed with Him – our El Shaddai.
Deb Nugent Stickley