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The Origins of Our Second Civil War
NRO ^ | 31 July 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 07/31/2018 7:01:18 AM PDT by lowbuck

Edited on 07/31/2018 8:42:48 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Globalism, the tech boom, illegal immigration, campus radicalism, the new racialism . . . Are they leading us toward an 1861? How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?

Almost every cultural and social institution universities, the public schools, the NFL, the Oscars, the Tonys, the Grammys, late-night television, public restaurants, coffee shops, movies, TV, stand-up comedy has been not just politicized but also weaponized.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilwar; culture; culturewars; cw2; origins; politicized; vdh
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Did a quick search and did not see posted.

Once again VDH knocks the ball out of the park.

Enjoy the read

1 posted on 07/31/2018 7:01:18 AM PDT by lowbuck
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To: lowbuck

bookmark for later


2 posted on 07/31/2018 7:08:19 AM PDT by jimjohn (2nd American Civil War: ongoing since January 20, 2017.)
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To: lowbuck

The future of the American nation, as incredible as it seems, will depend on the voters in twenty five competitive House districts and ten Senate races. They will come to understand that a vote for the Democrat is essentially a vote for open borders, the abolishment of Federal law enforcement, globalism, socialism, higher taxes and the destruction of American culture or they won’t understand what is at stake. The Media will scream “fear mongering” and whatever when Trump pounds this message in October. For the sake of the American nation, he will do his duty well.


3 posted on 07/31/2018 7:09:23 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: lowbuck

“How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?”

Obama.


4 posted on 07/31/2018 7:10:40 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: lowbuck

I believe it was Bill Clinton who first weaponized the IRS. Also, Henry “The Nostril” Waxman.


5 posted on 07/31/2018 7:11:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: lowbuck

The truth is BOTH parties want the borders open and the laws unenforced.

We would not have needed Trump to save US if the GOP were on the side of the citizens and the rule of law.

We will not get legislation favorable to the citizens until we replace the Bush League Republicans


6 posted on 07/31/2018 7:12:56 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: lowbuck
The Left is discarding the sheep disguise...

Next stop...your jugular.


7 posted on 07/31/2018 7:15:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: lowbuck

Great read. While every point is spot on, I think the whole thing boils down to the Left in this country being predominately Godless. Their secularism, love of abortion and homosexual marriage, open borders-mindset, etc., all stem from having no solid rock to stand on. There’s a reason you don’t see conservatives, at least those who profess to believe in God, out rioting, pulling people out of cars and beating them, cussing, shouting down opposition, etc. We’re built on a solid rock and have absolutes when it comes to right and wrong. The Left have no such restraints.


8 posted on 07/31/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Bonemaker

Obama could not have usurped the office he was not eligible to hold without the complete cooperation of BOTH parties.

BOTH parties conspired to violate the Constitution.


9 posted on 07/31/2018 7:19:36 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: lowbuck

Excellent essay. A lot to think about.


10 posted on 07/31/2018 7:19:41 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: lowbuck

I disagree. It isn’t “globalism” that is at fault. “Globalism” is tied to capitalism. The correct identification is “global socialism” aka communism. The cancer of socialism, and the “cells” infected with communist-think DNA are the root problem.


11 posted on 07/31/2018 7:20:40 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: lowbuck

Bread and Circuses, or Cable and Welfare in our case, is the only thing keeping the masses indifferent enough to prevent a civil war.
Another thing that helps is that there are so many factions. There is not a single polarizing Question, like slavery or secession.
If the cable goes out, the EBTs stop refilling, or that Question finally arises, then it’s on.
BTW, illegal immigration (barbarian invasion) could very well become that Question.


12 posted on 07/31/2018 7:22:40 AM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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To: Bonemaker
"“How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?” Obama."

No. The problem LONG predates Obama. It dates back at least to Woodrow Wilson in the USA.

13 posted on 07/31/2018 7:22:52 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: lowbuck

Very good read.....


14 posted on 07/31/2018 7:23:15 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: lowbuck

Bttt.

5.56mm


15 posted on 07/31/2018 7:25:00 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Hence the word “UNIPARTY”.....


16 posted on 07/31/2018 7:25:43 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: lowbuck

Reforming the university would help too, mostly by abolishing tenure, requiring an exit competence exam for the BA degree (a sort of reverse, back-end SAT or ACT exam)

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Lots of online programs are available today which somewhat isolate students from the ideological pressures exerted by on-campus liberal professors. Remote learning may be a trend that has multiple benefits to students and society.


17 posted on 07/31/2018 7:25:58 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: lowbuck

Excellent analysis by Dr. Hanson, 100% correctomundo as usual, but the idea that there is a “second civil war” coming is wrong. At least not in the sense of armies fighting. There will be increasing violence between groups of left and right at protests, speeches and demonstrations and even some rioting but it’s not possible for the two sides to don uniforms and square off. I see no real gravitation towards the forming of armed militia so the “second civil war” is really going to be little more than an eternal shouting match in speech and in print with a few bloody noses and broken bones thrown in here and there. On the down side, there is no way to completely vanquish the left in this manner so there is no final resolution possible.

As soon as we completely occupy and shut down the leftist media in this country, I will change my mind about all of the above.


18 posted on 07/31/2018 7:27:33 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: allendale

We must re-elect the swamp in order to drain the swamp.


19 posted on 07/31/2018 7:27:42 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: lowbuck

No. There are no geographic boundaries this time. The two sides are interspersed. If there is fighting, it will not be a war; it will be anarchy.


20 posted on 07/31/2018 7:27:51 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (The Truth does not require our agreement.)
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