We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As most readers are aware, The New Republic really f-ed the pooch, pooped in its pants, etc. this week. If you scroll down through Ace you can see most of the story, delivered in an appropriately sarcastic manner.
Stop trying to help Africa, says an African. I am sure he is right. WaPo. Not only is it condescending as hell, but it's a new form of colonialism. Crooks there will take our money gladly, however. What the West can offer Africa is opportunities to trade, especially in agriculture. We already buy their oil.
Photo: One of Theo's girlfriends. She slipped me her phone number while he wasn't looking, but I lost it. I like her nice, firm biceps.
It is my understanding that civil wars are usually supported by the lower and middle classes. By that I mean, it is the poorer classes that put the people in the street with stones, bottles, what have you against the guns of government. Unfortunately, I no longer believe that our under classes have the education necessary to understand what is being taken away from them. They are easily bribed, and the rhetoric of the left is directed at them and provides the most appealing scenario to them. Civil war if it comes, and I like you do believe there will be a rebellion of some type, this civil war will be passive aggressive in nature and it will be tribal --with the rapidly declining Anglo/American middle class being in the most vulnerable, and non-responsive position. Quite simply: the visible civil war of the historical type, will be one where the illegal immigrants from the south, and the criminals of the African/American community will be rampaging against those, whom our teachers are directing that anger--against Anglo/Americans. . . They intend to take. If they cannot do it through peaceful means--they will do it by force. Where are those whose families once built a great nation? They are elsewhere. Would it make a difference if they were on home ground? Nope, doesn't look like it, because of national and state politics--who would direct them to defend in what way? In the same way that our guard has been directed (not) to defend our southern borders? Too little, too late. Who survives? I leave that to the next blogger!
Your insight is very acute. Your appraisal of a likely scenario of tribal warfare keen.
I would point out one thing. While it is the poorer classes that fight, most revolutions are fomented by the upper middle class strata. Those are the people who will be in the vanguard, each with their Ernst Roehm and Joseph Goebbels.