by Shelt Garner
I’ve given up when it comes to trying to change the minds of the Traditionalists in my life. The sides are set. I love them and it’s time to just accept that one way or another we’re going to be on opposite ends of a great cleaving in the United States.
But the issue at hand is this — while I understand that typically civil wars start because of economic issues, it definitely seems as though there’s a good chance that the Second American Civil War could happen because of, well, vibes.
This is a prime example of what I’m talking about. The differences in how Red and Blue view things like our epidemic of gun violence boiled down to one bigoted tweet.
While people like me are outraged that YET ANOTHER mass shooting has taken place, Reds have managed to fuse to things they hate — Trans people and gun control — into one hateful message. And, what’s more, unless the mainstream media screams at the top of their lungs that the shooter was Trans, the entire Right wing bullshit echochamber will grow apoplectic…because of vibes.
They will demand that the moment Reds have control of the hard power levers of the State that, I don’t know, we’re all forced to have a chatbot implanted into a skulls that screams “anti-woke” ” propaganda into our mind at all times. I wish I was kidding.
But that’s what Republicans want. Republicans are very much like middle school nerds who get upset that the “cool kids” won’t let them sit with them at lunch. Their entire political movement is based on grievance to the point that they are willing to burn the United States to the ground — one way or another — unless they get what they want.
In short, America is being terrorized by thin-skinned crybabies who are upset with combination of the browning of America, its trending towards secularism and women having economy agency. The question for me is — do we just gradually shift into a MAGA Nazi autocracy….or do we have a civil war?
Still don’t know which one will happen yet.