Civil War

Nobody asked but …

The Washington Examiner recently ran a piece headlined “Battleground: 7 in 10 say US ‘on the edge of civil war’.”  The following was contained therein:

“The majority of Americans believe that we are two-thirds of the way to being on the edge of civil war. That to me is a very pessimistic place,” said Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.

This seems to me to be rampant fear-mongering, but I cannot tell who is mongering whom.  Elleithee is from the left side of the Nolan Chart, while the Examiner is from the right.

Adding to the cacophonous confusion are the pronouncements of

I noticed while doing a Google search, that recent warnings of civil war are not novel.  The above characters, and others of the same stripe, can be counted upon to cry “wolf! frequently.

— Kilgore Forelle

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