Two world wars and a protracted conflict in Vietnam and the American Civil War still remains the bloodiest war in our country’s history. An estimated 620,000 men lost their lives in places with names like Antietam, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Vicksburg — all in the name of ending the great evil that was slavery.
Back then, of course, the Democrats treated Dixie as if it were their fiefdom. When they lost control of the White House in 1860, they were livid. This time, they hadn’t lost it to the tepid, elitist Whig Party but the upstart Republicans, who had agitated for an end to slavery. By the time Abraham Lincoln took office in March of 1861, seven Southern states had seceded, and four more would eventually join the Confederate States of America.
Four years later, the South laid in tatters, slavery as an institution had been destroyed, and the secession had been a failure. Lesson learned, right?
Well, it may be a century and a half later, but the Democrats haven’t learned their lesson well enough. In fact, after Trump’s election, there were plenty of liberals talking about a civil war.
Sure, slavery may not be involved, but there’s a different kind of culture war being perpetrated — and Townhall.com contributor and retired Col. Kurt Schlichter thinks the Democrats would suffer the same ignominious fate they did a hundred and fifty years ago.
“It’s obvious that the central tenet of the Democrat Party platform is now hatred and contempt for Normal Americans. Taking their cue from the elites in Europe and Canada who are stripping dissenters of their free speech rights and religious freedoms, the leftist elite is moving to solidify its hold on power here with the eager assistance of tech companies and the moral support of the Fredocons who yearn to return to pseudo-relevance as the ruling class’s slobberingly loyal opposition,” Schlichter wrote, referring to social media companies cracking down on conservative publishers and personalities.
“In California, the leftist government is practically firing on Fort Sumter. And nationally, these aspiring fascists are especially eager to disarm Normal Americans – doing so would be an object lesson in who’s the boss, as well as solving that frustrating problem of the Normals having the ability to resist.”
“Do I think there will be a civil war? No, but there could be,” Schlichter wrote.”Civil war is unlikely, but never underestimate Democrat stupidity and hatred. The Schlichter family learned that lesson a century and half ago, the last time the Democrats decided to try to impose their hatred of basic human rights on the rest of the country, when an army of Democrats burned our family hometown.
“Oh, they paid for it. And they would pay again. Democrats are 0-1 in insurrections, and if they went for another round, they would be 0-2. It’s a matter of terrain, numbers, and morale.”
Schlichter said that those “who think history began when Obama was elected, don’t understand the dangerous game they are playing when they talk about how they want to impose their brown shirt vision upon red America.”
If they want to go to war over guns, or over rights, or over any other issues, Schlichter notes that in terms of territory, the Democrats actually control very little of it.
“Let’s talk terrain and numbers. Remember the famous red v. blue voting map? There is a lot of red, and in the interior the few blue splotches are all cities like Las Vegas or Denver,” Schlichter says.
“That is a lot of territory for a counter-insurgent force to control, and this is critical. The red is where the food is grown, the oil pumped, and through which everything is transported. And that red space is filled with millions of American citizens with small arms, a fairly large percentage of whom have military training.”
Now, the likelihood of this is almost nonexistent. However, with Democrats talking Calexit or attempts at imposing a popular vote in the stead of the Electoral College, things could get awfully hairy. But there’s one last issue Schlichter notes: that of commitment.
“The Democrat threat to peace is based on its policies designed to deprive Normal Americans of their right to speak freely, to worship freely, and to defend themselves and their rights with firearms. Make no mistake – millions of Normal Americans are willing to risk death to defend those rights,” he writes.
“In fact, many swore to do so when they entered our military and law enforcement. But who is the leftist big talker willing to die to impose the fascist dream of censorship, religious oppression, and disarmament on Normal American citizens? Is the screeching SJW at Yale going to suit up in Kevlar? Is the Vox columnist going to grab a M4? Is the Hollywood poser going to switch her gyno-beanie for a helmet?”
Well, no, probably not. Then again, Civil War II: Electric Boogaloo also isn’t likely to happen at all. But the next time a Democrat starts talking tough about conflict, show him Col. Schlichter’s brutal article. And then give him a change of underwear.