We are in the state of a cold civil war in America. Unlike the first civil war the division isn’t across statelines. The dividing lines are drawn in the views of the ownership of men…. of whether we are owned by ourselves or by The State. This is a conflict of ideology and at the heart of the conflict are those to whom personal liberty is important, and those to whom liberty is not only unimportant but is seen as a deadly threat. The “American” Left. This is the movement that still sees the enslavement and “re-education” of hundreds of thousands in South Vietnam, and the bones of millions used as fertilizer in Cambodia as a victory. This is the movement that sees suicide bombers as Minute Men, and sees the removal of a brutal murder and rape machine from power as totalitarianism. This is the movement that sees legitimately losing an election as the imposition of a police state. This is the movement that believes in seizing private property as “common good”. That celebrates Che Guevara as a hero. The movement who’s highest representatives talk blithely about taking away your money and limiting your access to your own homestead for your own good. The movement of disarmament.
When was the last time that you were able to engage in anything that resembled a discussion with someone of the left persuasion? Were able to have an argument that was based on the premise that one of you was wrong, rather than being painted as Evil just because you disagreed? The Left has painted itself into a rhetorical corner. It’s not possible for them to compromise, not because of different opinions but because of stupidity and evil.There can be no real discourse, no discussion. There’s no common ground and can be no reconciliation there – the Left has nothing to offer that any adherent of freedom wants. The only way they can achieve their venue is from a position of political ascendency where it can be imposed by force or law. In many ways, this new civil war is really a generational struggle, the War of the Baby Boomers. America’s largest generation, through the colleges of the 1960s, through the political movements of the 1970s and ’80s (revolution and counter-revolution), and into the present, where the war is still being waged.