December 20, 2017

New American Civil War; Babylon is Fallen

Timothy Birdnow

E.M. Cadwaladr has an excellent piece at American Thinker this morning about the prospects of a full blown civil war in the United States. Check it out here.

He makes several points I have been making for some time.

From the article:

"A second American Civil War would be much more similar to the Spanish Civil War, with the leftists dominating the cities and conservatives controlling the countryside."

End excerpt.

Anyhone looking at an electoral map knows this to be true; these maps show a sea of red with blue splattered in the middle. And, as Cadwaladr points out, this is a recipe for a bloody, vicious, next door neighbor kill neighbor type of conflict.
We don't want such a conflict but it may be unavoidable as the Left has decided they won't allow us to decide our own destiny.

The author points out:

"I think it is fair to say that the left would have a bigger problem than the right. Cities cannot feed themselves under any conditions, and what food could be grown on America’s resource-starved farms would be gobbled up by people nearer and dearer to the farmers. Leftists would have to both secure vast territories around their urban strongholds and relearn from scratch the generations-lost art of food production. Liberal enclaves stranded in the hinterland would simply be untenable."

End excerpt.

He points to the Spanish Civil War as an example, and of course the Marxists lost. I would further point to the Chinese civil war; after the Second World War ended the Communists were left in control of the countryside (where they had hideen among the populace to fight a guerilla war against the Japanese) while the Nationalists hid inside the cities with their standing armies, secure from attack by Japanese troops but unable to do anything. The Communists won by virtue of holding more territory and controlling the food supply. Cities are a vital part of any country and may control critical choke points (such as river roads) but in the end if you control the countryside you can choose where and when to attack and you can starve the enemy. As George Patton once said, fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of Man. They can be overrun given enough time.

It's the same reason that South Africa eventually had to end apartheid; the white South Africans owned the cities and some farms, but there were far more of the "Bantu" peoples and they were all spread out. It was ultimately an untenable position from a strategic viewpoint.

It's why Mexico couldn't keep Texas; the American settlers were all spread out on small farms and whatnot, while the Mexicans were huddled in the towns.

But, the objection would be made, what of the American Civil War, where the urban North defeated the rural South? Two points. First, this was a sectional war, and as the Southerners call it a War between the States. It was as if two countries were fighting, not one, and the South had little in the way of industry. It also was not able to trade, thanks to slavery and the Union blockade, thus it could not resupply. The British and french wouldn't run the blockade not because the feared the U.S. but because they wouldn't support a slave-holding South. Oh, and it should be pointed out that the countryside was full of slaves willing to join the Union cause, and that the Southerners were not willing to fight a guerilla war on a large scale. At the end, Robert E. Lee was given that option and rejected it as a recipe for endless bloodshed. But had he chosen that route the South would probably eventually have won. The Union would eventually have grown weary of sending young men to their deaths in hostile territory, just as America wearied of the same in Vietnam (which also was a case of the countryside being owned by the Viet Cong).

So, if it comes to a civil war, and everyone is willing to fight, we will win. But the price, as the author of this piece points out, is very high:

"Up through the middle of the 20th century, cities were major hubs of industry, but liberal preoccupations with environmentalism have driven much of our surviving industry into rural areas. The domination of the South by the sheer scale of Northern industry that happened in the 1860s would not repeat itself in a future war. Both sides would probably have the means to manufacture basic military essentials, but producing sophisticated items like fighter planes would be simply too complex for the remaining economic base. It would be a war of soldiers, not of million-dollar robots. Were the war to stretch into years, the left would likely destroy their own economy"

End excerpt.

And the world depends on Pax Americana. If we go down the rest of the world goes with us.

I am mindful of the Book of Revelations:

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

End excerpt.

An American civil war will be much like that, with the rest of the world suffering the loss of her. Ship captains will see the burning from afar and lament.

I sometimes wonder if this isn't inevitable, an enforced return to simpler times. We have lived a life that is artificial, and it grows more by the day. We are now at the point where men think they can be women just by believing, a true belief in our own godhead. The young live their lives in cyberspace, believing the made up world to be real and ignoring the real world as a fiction. We have become diseased, and when any species sufferes from a disease of this magnitude a population collapse is immanent. I just wonder when and how we are going to be cut down to size.

America was the greatest nation in history, a gift from God to the world. But we have perverted it, and a large segment of the population wants to destroy it in favor of a system that produces nothing but misery, a doctrine of demons, an unclean spirit. How long can it go on? If you play chicken with a speeding car you eventually get run over.

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