Thursday, October 10, 2013

Second Civil War

James Fallows of The Atlantic has been doing a very good job exposing the Constitutional crisis being forced by the current GOP.   It's a good question in my mind whether this is what a civil war looks like before it happens.  Remember, the GOP is basically the party of the armed crazies. 

While I don't think we'll devolve into real tanks and planes violence - our Federal power is too entrenched to allow that to happen - but it's good to pay attention in a scientific fashion when a variable is added or removed.  Just as the "Great Recession" of 2008 would have been a repeat of 1929 had we not had the major failsafes put into place, so too this conflict could possibly dissolve into a 1960s era chaos.

And just like the 1860s, and the 1960s, this fight is ultimately about race.  Again.  Wow, I had really no idea how deep this hatred ran in America.  It's almost as bad and deep as the anti-semitism of Europe.

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