Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Coming Civil War

By Jeff Simpson

When your only way to win elections is to divide and conquer,

Then you have to be prepared for the consequences of the problems you create.

 When your Governor's main character trait is to be vindictive towards anyone who disagrees with you, there will eventually be a boiling point.  

When hate radio blabs about how "liberals" are the enemy of America to an easily swayed and under informed audience, it becomes a call to action to some.

When you have Republican candidates for President, labeling clay pigeons, the name of the Democratic candidate for President, people take notice.  

When you call out the National Guard to oversee what our military is doing because you tell everyone that you can not trust the President, then people stop having faith in the office of the President.

When the elected Republicans make up stories(with no retractions) about "liberals" attacking good, honest, all american "conservatives", people get angry.

When the Vice-Presidential nominee, puts targets on liberals, her less intelligent followers will take aim.  

When a Republican Senator and his unhinged staffer try to get a professor fired because his extensive research came to a different conclusion than their lack of research did, then expect a certain faction of staff to leave on the first train.  

When the air waves are filled with these kind of examples of crazy talk on right wing hate radio, then expect people to hate their political counterpart , enemy.

1. Disturbing "Jokes" About Killing Liberals
Ann Coulter: "My only regret with Tim McVeigh is that he did not go to the New York Times building"
2. Implied Threats:
3. Overt Threats of Violence against Liberals:
Eric Erickson (Redstate.com): "At what point do [people] get off the couch, march down to their state legislator's house, pull him outside and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?"
Michael Savage: "I say round liberals up and hang em' high. When I hear someone's in the civil rights business, I oil up my AR-25."
4. Specific Incitements to Violence against Law Enforcement Officers
G . Gorden Liddy (broadcasting advice on how to kill law enforcement officers): "...head-shots, they are wearing body armor, head shots... or shoot for the groin."
Rush Limbaugh: "I tell people don't kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus--living fossils--so we we'll never forget what these people stood for."
Bill O'Reilly: "Americans who work against our military once the [Iraq] war is underway will be considered Enemies of the State by me. Just fair warning to you, Barbara Streisand, and others who see the world as you do. I don't want to demonize anyone, but anyone who hurts this country in a time like this, well, let's just say you will be spotlighted."
Glen Beck: "Hang on, let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could."
Dick Morris: "Those crazies in Montana who say 'we're going to kill ATF agents because the UN's going to take over.' Well, they're beginning to have a case."

Now the chickens are coming home to roost,  

We have a long history of crazy right wing terrorists killing innocent people in America
On July 27, 2008 Former U.S. Army private, Jim David Atkinsson, who hated Democrats, liberals, African Americans and homosexuals, using a Remington Model 48 12-gauge shotgun, murdered two people and injured seven others inside the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN.
The day after Obama’s inauguration, white supremacist Keith Luke went on a killing spree in Brockton, Massachusetts. His goal was to kill as many Jews, blacks and Hispanics as possible. When questioned by investigators, the deranged gunman who had stockpiled hundreds of rounds of ammunition, proclaimed that he was fighting the extinction of the white race.
A little over a month later, Dannie Baker, a former Republican campaign volunteer shot five Chilean immigrants in Florida. Those who knew him said he was obsessed with the fear that illegal immigrants were taking over the country.
In April of 2009, Richard Popalowski, a white supremacist in Pittsburgh, shot and killed three police officers following a domestic disturbance call. He apparently thought that Obama was part of a government conspiracy to seize all guns, and he feared the government would take his guns away.
Later the same month, a Fort Walton Beach Florida man who thought the Obama administration was conspiring against him, shot and murdered two sheriff’s deputies.
On May 31, 2009 Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his own church by a right-wing “pro- life” gun man who decided to express his belief in the sanctity of human life by executing a medical doctor.
Eleven days later a right-wing white supremacist and Holocaust denier walked into the National Holocaust Museum and killed an African-American security guard. Two weeks later, three Neo-Nazis were arrested for bombing a diversity office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
On April 20, 2010 a member of the Sovereign Citizen movement was arrested after a failed attempt to take over a Tennessee county courthouse.
Exactly one month later, in West Memphis Arkansas, Sovereign citizens Jerry and Joe Kane murdered two police officers before they themselves were shot and killed in the ensuing shoot out with police.
On July 18, 2010 Byron Williams, an angry unemployed man, was arrested by police after they discovered a car full of weapons and ammunition that he had planned to use to kill progressives. He was on his way to the non-profit Tides Foundation Center, a favorite target of vitriol from Glenn Beck’s radio show.
On Jan. 8, 2011 22-year old Jared Lee Loughner killed six people, including a judge and a nine-year old child, and wounded 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), using a 9mm Glock 19 pistol during a public meeting in a supermarket parking lot near Tuscon, AZ.
On Aug. 5, 2012 Wade Michael Page, a 40-year old white supremacist and U.S. Army veteran murdered six people and wounded four others inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI with a Springfield XD(M) semi-automatic pistol.

When two people, wearing the "don't tread on me", tea party colors and cowardly ambush two police officers - take ownership.  

When a man in Texas was at the end of his rope, he could not get a job and was losing custody of his son, he knew it wasn't his fault, it was the fault of the liberals.   The liberals gave him no choice but to shoot people.   They are the enemy after all.

Even long past his prime, Charlie Daniels has changed his tune.   He went from this call for unity:

To this open letter drivel:

Mr. President, it seems to me that you have little faith in American ingenuity, American capability, American exceptionalism and even American patriotism.
You seem to think that America needs a monolithic, big brother type government to oversee and regulate every aspect of American life, that citizens are not competent to control their own affairs and make their own decisions without some oppressive bureaucracy to call the shots.
Mr. President, the answer is not government, conversely, the problem is government. A government that has doubled the national debt, increased unemployment, lowered take home pay, increased food stamp participation and disability claims and introduced socialized medicine.

UGg.   As the rhetoric gets worse(wait until we get closer to the 2016 election), and as poverty climbs and people get more desperate, look for more and more political splits and confrontations.   There will be more violence and more deaths, and it all could have been avoided.  

Unfortunately, holding the power of the purse trumps everything to the people in charge and we are all paying a steep price.

If we do not change things soon, we are heading towards another civil war.

Think about that!


  1. And the AM radio stations and associated right-wing hate media feel no responsibility toward this environment that they help create. There's no way that lunkhead in Dallas came up with those ideas on his own- he's being fed a steady line of GOPper-Ganda that puts him over the edge.

    There will always be cranks, losers, and racists, but our media legitimizes these people instead of shunning them. That's what can be changed, and that's what we should expose and fight against.

  2. Yes the guy in Dallas was upset that his life went to hell and blamed the liberals...when is the last time liberal policies ever were enacted in Texas?

  3. All media is owned by billionaires and run by multi millionaires. They control the message.They divide the people with outright lies. The SCOTUS is bought and paid for citizens united is the death knell of America. The police are militarized now and the 4th amendment no longer applies to ordinary people. The rich do not care about any laws. Our prisons are filled with over 2 million people costing us billions while our schools ,roads, bridges, and hospitals are falling apart. The military eats up 2/3 of our GDP and wants more. While we labor under the fraudulent medical insurance system that robs us of billions and undermines our entire health care system. Its so obvious that we are being ripped off and no one seems to care. The same 400 rich white families who have been syphoning off all of our wealth for 400 years continues to do the same. The same billionaires who caused WW2 are still committing their crimes rigging wall street and destroying everything they touch. In 2007 they stole from every one of us in a very tangable way. They destroyed our home values. We all lost all of our equity. All we had was our equity. You work for 10 ,20 years to build equity. You sign a contract with a bank and pay twice as much in interest as you do for the home and at a certain point you are supposed to own something. They stole that from us all. They destroyed millions of people lives. No one was ever held accountable. To this day we have not recovered one cent of that lost wealth. To this day Scum like Jamie Dimon still have our money. And its getting worse. Its not getting better. Desperate people work for less money than it takes to live and make do with less every day. No one has anything to spare. There is no culture because people are too busy worrying about paying their bills. Too busy working for low wages to have time to care about the fact that polution is destroying our environment to such an extent that every body of water contains so many chemicals and poop and acid that nothing can live in them and we are ultimately going to be effected adversely but by then it will be too late. The Billionaires do not care. They own all media. They will own our roads and our national forests if we dont stop them. They feel like they should own our water and our roads. They are coming after all these things and unless we the people unite and take back our country from the oligarchs our children will be living in an authoritarian country. They are already so brazen that they have presented us again with complete idiots to choose from on one side and corporate shill on the other appears to be the good guy. So we are doomed to elect another third way corporate candidate who will allow the billionaires to have wars and pollute the oceans and destroy the planet and continue the shell games on wall street and spew propaganda in our schools brainwashing our children brain washing the masses with the propaganda hate radio sirens and eventually they will control the internet so that opinions like mine will be silenced.

  4. Hate makes money for people, simple economic fact, whether it be media or ammunitions.

  5. After last night's massacre in S. Carolina, these words are sadly prophetic. And I'm betting that 21-year-old kid didn't come up with those thoughts of "You guys are in charge" all by himself.

    But I'm sure it's just an isolated incident. Like all the other ones Jeff listed in this post. (Sarcasm off)