It Slowly Goes To Hell

I am watching the country slowly go to Hell……and parts of society does not care because it has gotten so hateful that it will allow the destruction of a Great Society…..

Since the end of the Cold War, it has widely been assumed that U.S. foreign policy would follow one of two courses: Either the United States would continue as primary defender of the international order it created after World War II, or it would pull back from overseas commitments, shed global responsibilities, turn inward and begin transitioning to a post- ­American world. The second approach was where U.S. foreign policy seemed headed under President Barack Obama, and most saw the election of Donald Trump as another step toward withdrawal.

It turns out there was a third option: the United States as rogue superpower, neither isolationist nor internationalist, neither withdrawing nor in decline, but active, powerful and entirely out for itself. In recent months, on tradeIranNATO defense spending and perhaps even North Korea, President Trump has shown that a president willing to throw off the moral, ideological and strategic constraints that limited U.S. action in the past can bend this intractable world to his will, at least for a while.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/06/17/trumps-america-does-not-care/

And the hard core Right is itching for a fight…..a possible civil war….does anyone remember how that turned out the last time?

The backlash to the Trump administration caging immigrant children has led to store owners asking White House officials to not eat in their restaurants and to protesters publicly confronting those supporting Trump’s policies. Now, voices on the far-right are increasingly unified in their only solution to the matter: civil war.

While several far-right figures have been speculating about a looming U.S. break-up for some time, recent rhetoric is a marked escalation from even a few months ago, when certain historical illiterates were only calling for an “amicable divorce.”

https://thinkprogress.org/far-right-voices-are-frothing-about-a-looming-civil-war-02208b834538/

A civil war has been predicted since the days of Wallace for president and is it possible that it will finally come to light?

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16 thoughts on “It Slowly Goes To Hell

  1. I doubt a new civil war will come yet. Most of the people with the power, money, and control of the Army are holding the reins too tightly. It was very different, in 1861.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. The civil war for now is ideology and will possibly get uglier the more harsh it becomes…..I see it everyday here in the South….it is only a matter of time I feel….chuq

  2. As soon as I get my sites cleaned up I actually have a new site for policy.. and a new category for my old FPS site where I explore the ramifications of some level of political apocalypse. In any event… any sort of civil war will not be like the last one by any stretch. We have become way too dependent on the material things in our lives.. and totally dependent on our distribution infrastructure for food and day-to-day necessities.. and any threat in that being stopped also brings the country to a grinding halt. More important.. after that happens, there will be NO return to the old days of American democracy.. conservative or liberal.

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    As soon as I get my sites cleaned up I actually have a new site for policy.. and a new category for my old FPS site where I explore the ramifications of some level of political apocalypse. In any event… any sort of civil war will not be like the last one by any stretch. We have become way too dependent on the material things in our lives.. and totally dependent on our distribution infrastructure for food and day-to-day necessities.. and any threat in that being stopped also brings the country to a grinding halt. More important.. after that happens, there will be NO return to the old days of American democracy.. conservative or liberal.

  4. “A civil war has been predicted since the days of Wallace for president and is it possible that it will finally come to light?”

    I do hope not but let’s face it in the brief span of the history of our species, every civilization so far, every empire has crashed and burt eventually. All of nature seems to be cyclical.

      1. Those supporters are haters and mental midgets….I just do not understand why anyone would believe this guy is as he says “really smart”…..chuq

      2. I don’t think it’s your fault, chuq. Something is telling your site I am spam or something.

  5. I agree that cycles in society can (probably) be broken. Natural cycles – well in time probably these too. We have altered sleep pattern by the use of drugs for instance. Society itself is, I suppose, what modern scientists and sociologists would call an adaptive complex system. Much like the weather such systems are difficult if not impossible to predict, much less influence.

    I puzzle over the questions all the time. I am a utopianist who realises the futility (historically at least) of utopian attempts.

    I think what is truly desired for a better society is goodwill. And abandonment of darwinian struggle in favour perhaps of greater cooperation, decency, kindness.

    Oh dear, there I go again. Such questions are not easily answered are they?

  6. I watched most of it on MSNBC…and I agree that his words are to incite and incite he does….you had to post it twice on here? chuq

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