The Upcoming Civil War
Here’s a map of it
This ruling by SCOTUS will reverberate through history as either the moment America sticks together or breaks apart. I don’t mean this metaphorically.
The fissure through the country from Florida to Texas to Idaho will deepen and widen as trigger laws go into effect and the horrific reality of living in red states starts to sink in. Independents and Democrats will leave red states which will sink them even deeper into insulated madness.
Blue states will also become more radicalized as more rights are taken away by the Court. All right wing politics will be seen as suspect, which will drive conservatives back to red states. This is a vicious, vicious cycle.
Of course, if Republicans gain power again at the national level, we will lose all of our rights — possibly forever. Either way, the polarization between the coasts and the heartland will necessarily intensify. Given that we’re already on the brink of major unrest, it won’t take much more for many Americans to come to the conclusion they can no longer live in the same country with the other side.
Mike Flynn has been recently telling governors that they should not obey federal laws they disagree with. The reason is that Flynn’s singular focus is to split America in two, pit us against each other, and force our experiment in democracy to fail once and for all. He is sabotaging everything that holds the republic together, and we keep just letting him do it.
Fascists are doing what fascists do. Taking all power available to them, regardless of human cost. The failure of imagination, lack of vision and leadership, including from Joe Biden recently, is imperiling the republic.
The one ray of light was Merrick Garland putting seditionist Jeffrey Clark on his lawn in his PJs during a predawn raid on the day he was the star of the January 6th hearings. That was an inch in the right direction. And in fairness, pretty fucking metal.
But where is the overall message, who is the messenger? Who will step up and lead us out of this?
Honestly, the answer is probably no one at this point. We forgot the lessons of history for too long, and history has a way of reminding us you ignore it at your peril.
There’s a sizable part of the American people that wants a civil war. The Supreme Court likely just lit the fuse that starts it.