This article was written by Brandon Smith and published at his Alt-Market.com site.
Editor’s Comment: The time is coming – rather quickly – when we must choose a side in America. Unfortunately, there will be no good side to line up on, because they all will be corrupted, and tending towards dangerous extremes. The idiocy of the left is clearly becoming more dangerous and inflamed on a daily basis, and the entire Trump presidency is already giving many of them psychological issues.
On the other hand, the right is tending towards extremes, too. Fascism, combining force, government power and corporate interest, is rising. Time and again, we are played by the special interests sitting behind the throne, and this time is no different. Trump was elected on his populist rhetoric, but his cabinet will be stuffed with Wall Street bankers and neocons. Meanwhile, liberty activists, conservatives and patriots will seek common ground and refuge in a side that has merely played lip service to their values.
Either way, things are turning towards chaos. The clash of opposites, and the confrontation between ideologies is becoming inevitable. That chaos and division will coincide with these extreme times. Economic issues will add further pressure, as will environmental pressures. Competing factions searching and fighting for turf in a controlled arena. Whoever wins, the globalists will pick up the pieces; they designed it that way, and will wait for the moves to play out. That is realpolitik. Get ready… they are starting something.
The real reasons why another American civil war is possible
by Brandon Smith
You have to hand it to the regressive left, when they conjure propaganda they really know how to run with it. When their indoctrination doesn’t take, and the public stops them cold with a wall of skepticism, they don’t give up! No — the little buggers double down and go for broke!
I have to point out, however, that this seemingly boundless drive to forsake all logic and reason in the name of ideology is not due to these people being special in their ambition. Rather, they are following a somewhat successful historic model; the model of communism. And by successful, I mean successfully destructive.
With Donald Trump on the way to the White House in January, along with a Republican majority in Congress and the Senate, leftists long accustomed to dominating the public narrative through the mainstream media have found themselves without leverage. Now, they must resort to ankle biting with efforts like the “fake news” meme, which is designed to undermine the alternative media through ad hominem. Obviously this will fail. It is far too late for the mainstream media to gain back any social capital, and they will have to adapt or die out.
With this avenue closing for the left, the next stage will be direct asymmetrics; they will use subversion at a more localized level; working to provoke “marginalized” groups into taking extreme action in order to illicit a negative and totalitarian response from conservatives.
I am rather well versed on the history of communist insurgencies, and one simple reality that consistently stands out to me is that wherever communist movements exist, war follows. They may claim to be peaceful in their aims and methods, they may claim to want what is best for society as a whole, but when these movements are denied access to social evolution, they almost always revert to violent means. The primary reason for this, I believe, is that they really do assume at their very core that their ideal is the only ideal.
They think they are heroes, awakened to a world view that the rest of us are incapable of comprehending. In their minds, anyone seeking to obstruct them is either dangerously ignorant or a fascist hellbent on sabotaging humanity’s “natural progression” into the leftist utopia. Therefore any and all actions are justified on their part. They are fighting “evil.” And, of course, conservatives like you and I are the physical manifestations of that evil. We are the super villains that must be destroyed at all costs in the leftist fantasy world.
As I noted in my last article, Order out of chaos: The defeat of the Left comes with a cost, regressives in the form of social justice warriors are currently more cute in their provocations than dangerous, but this is only an early stage of their movement. When these people do not get what they want, when they realize that propaganda methods are not effective, they will inevitably turn toward militancy and aggressive mob action. This is the problem with zealots: they are infinitely capable of moral relativity. They are monsters in people suits just waiting to be unleashed, but made even more dangerous by their self-image as guardians. There is nothing worse than a psychopath with a desperate desire to nurture you.
After my last article, some readers responded that they understood my basic premise — that the left versus right dynamic is being instigated by global elites, and that this could result in both sides moving to opposing extremes of the political spectrum; communism versus fascism. That said, they also wanted to know what I thought should be done about the left in particular? Sure, the elites are the root cause of the threat, but what about all the crazed leftists the elites hide behind and exploit? Don’t we have to deal with them at some point as well?
I would say yes, though our reaction must be measured or we risk falling into the paradigm trap the elites have constructed for us.
So, here is the reality — when a movement like the social justice cult reverts to zealotry, there is nothing that can be done to persuade them otherwise. Some will leave the movement behind, but the majority will refuse to acknowledge that their ideology has failed to sway the masses, and that this might be due to the fact that their ideology is highly flawed. They will seek instead to force us into compliance. This ensures that a violent conflict will eventually arise.
The danger is that while conservatives now appear to hold the keys to the behemoth that is government after wrestling it from the left (again, at least in appearance), we will be tempted to swing the cannons of the bureaucratic battleship towards our foes and in our favor. I’ll have to use the old Lord of the Rings analogy once again here — big government is like the “one ring;” it will always result in evil, no matter who is wearing it. Good people will take hold of it thinking they can resist abusing it and that they will exploit its incredible power to help others, and they will fall into darkness like everyone else.
The solution? Conservatives must face leftist extremists on equal ground. We must avoid the temptation of using government as a weapon to extinguish them. We must avoid stooping to their level. Otherwise, there is an extreme risk that we will falter in our principles and become just as bad if not worse than the regressive left. And yes, this means a decentralized civil war — a war in which government is denied as a player. As long as conservatives refuse to wield government as a sword in our arsenal, we will win against all enemies. The second we wimp out and beg government to aid us in our fight, we will be co-opted and assimilated by the elites.
But what would this conflict look like?
I could see an insurgency versus an insurgency, but this is only if the right refuses to join with government to exact its goals.
In the meantime, I welcome you to look at theories on this from the left first. Check out this article, referencing military “experts” from the ever regressive and dwindling Cracked Magazine titled 6 Reasons Why A New Civil War Is Possible And Terrifying, published at the beginning of November.
While Cracked does briefly address the notion that a civil war could be triggered by the left in the U.S., their article was published before the election, clearly with the assumption that Donald Trump was bound to lose and that “right wing extremists” were the greatest threat to peace and stability in the wake of a Clinton presidency. The majority of their list is composed of scenarios in which “anti-government” right wingers could undermine social cohesion and was no doubt supplemented thoroughly by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
I also want to quickly point out that the No. 2 threat on the Cracked list of civil war threats was the Thermal Evasion Suit I designed! Or at least, the notion that we have the ability and knowledge to build these kinds of countermeasures. Here’s a quote from the article:
But in my lurking on militia sites, I did occasionally run into information that looked like it had its basis in something other than a manual. Take this guide to evading drones published by the Oath Keepers, an anti-government group made up of former military and police veterans.
[Cracked never actually links to the video, they just show a still photo. Clearly they did not want people watching it and deciding for themselves what the intent was.]
I had a former drone operator review the video. He said their “thermal evasion suit” was based on a “decent premise”, although he said it would only work well if the shooter was stationary. It’s impossible to know if the info in this video came from someone with direct (albeit outdated) drone experience. In his time among America’s many militias, Bill said, “…I’ve probably ran into direct training” of groups by military veterans, “…five or six times, in five different states. It’s incredibly prevalent.
I’m not sure exactly who their “expert” was. Apparently he thought I was building an invisibility suit because he mentions the problem of “movement,” which no suit I know of can hide. They also state something about “outdated drone experience,” yet don’t actually qualify that with anything of substance. Finally, they insinuate that I somehow received help from military insiders with top-secret knowledge, and this is how I managed to design a thermal evasion system. In fact, I came up with the design and materials on my own and brought it to Oath Keepers, who aided in the testing phase. Not one drone expert was on hand to feed me design information.
The point is, these people have no idea what they are talking about. Cracked never contacted me about the suit even though my face and email address are all over the video. It was not “impossible to know” if I received insider information; all they had to do was ask. The left in their zealotry likes to jump to conclusions. They also assume we are a bunch of dumb hillbillies, when we are in fact much smarter and more innovative than they are.
While Cracked and their so-called “experts” are hopelessly naive in many respects, they do make a few solid observations.
First, they present the issue of lack of trust in government and police forces on the part of the public. They seem to suggest this is a bad thing by claiming that distrust of government leads to insurgency. I would say distrust of government is the healthiest state a society can exist in.
However, I would remind readers that conservatives will take over the helm of the government ship as of 2017. And, as I warned when I predicted a Trump election win back in June, the elites have allowed us into authority at a time when trust in government is at historic lows. We have been handed the reigns of power, but I say this is not a cure, but a curse. We will no longer be considered freedom fighters. We will be considered the jackboot stomping on the face of America.
Second, Cracked brings up the problem of infrastructure interference, such as highway bombings and other methods of breaking down travel and supply routes. They mention this based on the premise that we right wingers might set up IEDs using tannerite to terrorize road networks.
We’ve already seen something like this, but not from the right wing. Leftists are notorious lately for building human walls across major roads in order to shut down movement. I would suggest that they will do this with more frequency (and with more violence) once winter winds down (leftists can’t stand the cold, which is why they all live near beaches). Communists like to disrupt supply chains and production; they know this is the quickest path to instigating mass panic.
Third, the Cracked article argues that right wingers might adopt the methods of ISIS in our bid for supremacy, which is extraordinarily absurd if you know anything at all about conservatives.
But, the left has shown time and time again their affinity for Muslim extremism and they defend it openly and publicly. You would think all the social justice feminists and gay rights groups would view the Muslim world as a carnival of horrors being that in almost any Muslim controlled nation on the planet they would be enslaved, stoned to death or thrown off a tall building. But no, instead, SJWs champion mass Muslim immigration without question.
Understand that forced Muslim immigration standards in Europe and in the U.S. are a product of global elitism under the Cloward Piven strategy. The elites like to use incompatible cultures as a tool to destabilize target societies. But, leftists are also more than happy to go along with this program. I believe it is because the left is inherently weak when it comes to direct confrontation, and many progressives secretly enjoy the idea of having their own hitman (Muslim extremists or Black Lives Matter) on speed dial just in case.
If any group has shown a willingness to work with the likes of ISIS, it is the left. Set aside the fact that the Department of Defense under Obama admits in its own white papers supporting the rise of the Muslim terrorist network.
Finally, Cracked and their experts suggest the idea that a second American civil war will not be two-sided, but multi-sided. This is the only intelligent notion in the entire article and I agree with it wholeheartedly.
Here is the problem — multiple groups on the left and the right have entirely different concepts on what the final American product should look like. Some on the left are anarchists, some are communists, some just want the continuation of the democratic process (but still think Trump should be supplanted). On the right, there are hardcore neo-cons and war hawks that want to nuke the Middle East into oblivion, women and children included. There are libertarians that just want a return to small government and constitutionalism. There are anarcho-capitalists that seem to want the erasure of government and the constitution entirely but live in a world of theory rather than practicality (I call them egghead libertarians). There are even Christian factions that long for a Christian-based theocracy.
Then, there are people like me, who just want to get to the root of the problem and hang the globalists from lampposts (after a speedy trial of course). We don’t necessarily have a beef with any other group as long as they stay out of our way. We would like to circumvent the danger of a civil war altogether if possible.
Unfortunately, I think Cracked and their experts are right on this, and that a second American civil war will be multifaceted. And, while we are all at each others throats, the elites will be lounging on the riviera sipping mojitos and laughing. The most dangerous faction (besides the elites) will be the catalyzing faction; the regressive left. They will be the group that initiates all other hostilities.
What leftists do not know is that they have always been useful idiots for the global elites, and, they will be thrown in the garbage once the elites are finished with them. I hope that every leftist could watch the following interview with Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, in which he examines the process by which free nations are brought to chaos by the elites through the exploitation of the regressive left in order to establish a totalitarian system.
I leave you with this thought — civil war is unavoidable. The left is too crazy, and the right has now been given the weapon of government too enticing to overlook. Consider for a moment which “faction” in the world benefits most from this arrangement and then you will understand that the left is ultimately a distraction from the greater enemy. Remove the globalists from the picture, and the left will sort itself out.
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