It would be foolish to think that the current divisions within our Country could never lead to another civil war, fact is, that might just be where we’re heading. The Country is heavily divided on almost every issue: taxes, spending, race, border security, gun control, military, foreign relations, ‘climate change,’ property rights, free speech, etc. you name it, we disagree on it. There are those in our Country who believe in the freedom of the individual, while others seek a collective state. There are some who still believe in our God given and constitutionally protected rights and others who label anything they don’t like as hate speech and need safe spaces because words hurt their feelings. The left protests and blocks speeches from those they oppose. They attack anyone they disagree with as racist, fascist, etc. to silence any opposing view. They harass conservatives at their homes, restaurants, pretty much anywhere they go. Civility is dead. Civil debate is dead. The ability to speak your mind, unless you agree with the left, is dead.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
Congressman Steve Scalise shot while practicing for a Congressional baseball game; social media erupts with praise for the shooter. Tennessee wildfires; social media gushes with glee that ‘Trump supporters’ homes are burning.’ Senator Rand Paul viciously attacked by neighbor, social media cheers. Yes, the neighbor’s lawyer says it was a dispute over yard debris, anyone buying that? DHS Secretary harassed out of a restaurant by DC Socialists. Now Sarah Sanders refused service at a restaurant because of her political beliefs. Today, Maxine Waters called on her fellow leftists to harass members of the Trump administration saying the public should ‘turn on them’ and ‘absolutely harass’ them at gas stations, restaurants, and while shopping. How long before these tactics get someone killed? The left along with Antifa and their merry band of brainwashed social justice warriors are pushing this country to its breaking point and a dishonest media is throwing gas on the fire. Where does it end? I don’t have the answer to that, but I don’t think it’s going to turn out well.
If civil war breaks out, most or all services will be disrupted and cities and suburban areas will fall into chaos almost immediately, the cities being the least safe as they are the most dependent. The more rural areas will be more insulated from the violence and are less dependent on government services, but no place will be completely safe. The duration of such a collapse is impossible to predict, but the devastation would be felt for generations.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan
Are you prepared to survive? Where would you go, how would you live; would you have access to food and water? Could you get to a safe location? Could you protect your family? There are many reasons to be a prepared citizen, but war on US soil may not be one you’ve accounted for. I honestly pray that somehow we can heal these divisions, or at least tone down the rhetoric and regain the ability to be civil to one another. The odds aren’t good; better to be prepared. Do not give up your guns regardless of how many laws they pass.
Off to buy more ammo.