“A controversial and divisive US president is elected. State governments defy his will. Popular discontent erupts into low-level violence in several states. And then what?
We’ve been here before. In 1861, the newly elected president, Abraham Lincoln, had to be spirited through Baltimore on a secret train to Washington DC, to thwart a suspected assassination plot. Not long after he took power, a five-year civil war began. …
For a new generation of protesters brought up on the myths of the post-1968 period, it is worth pointing out one big difference. This time, we are not facing cold-blooded conservatives defending an existing order, for whom the killing of four students at Kent State provoked a political crisis. This time, we are facing people who want the institutions of the US to explode. That’s what happens in the “Fourth Turning” theory that people such as Bannon believe in.
It’s chilling to acknowledge it but we must: large sections of the American right want another civil war. They have spent years amassing the weaponry for it; and their signifier of choice – hunting camouflage – also gives a major clue as to what they are thinking. In this situation, the choice of the US left, of minorities, of women should be: to resist – but do not give the enemy what they want. …”
I increasingly believe this is where all this is going.
I can see a scenario in which California secedes from the Union. It might be joined by a few other Blue States. In the best case scenario, The Left Coast and Northeast would secede from the United States, it would lead to a Second Civil War, and Heartland would emerge victorious in the conflict.
Heartland would destroy the leftist oligarchy in Los Angeles and New York City and impose a new Constitution on the United States. Reconstruction would be imposed on California and the Northeast. It’s not the future I imagined, but it might be the one we get.