The Uncivil War
The Civil War must end. The time for a civil war is long past and it is time to become very uncivil.
I note that responses to your piece have been overwhelmingly positive with the exception of a lunatic or two. So, I assume I am among friends or shall I say comrades and fellow travelers.
There’s Not a Civil War Brewing in America — It’s Much Worse
It’s beyond brewing, and definitely not civil
But to my point. I feel like I am getting beat up by a bully every day in school, but my parents and teachers are telling me I cannot fight back and that they will punish me if I do.
Well, to hell with that. It has been an awful long time since I was in high school, yet I distinctly remember a black leather jacket, slicked back hair guy who used to slam into me in hallways and push me around every chance he got. That all ended suddenly the day I saw him looking inside his locker, his head well into it and I kicked to door shut on his ear. I was suspended for a week, but I never heard from him again. It was an “all-boys” school by the way; things were a little rougher.
Some will say juvenile, macho bullshit, “why can’t we live together”, and other such crap. But I learned my lesson. You can’t just take it. It will never end. When the other side has no rules and you do, they will win. To paraphrase someone I don’t remember, “fights are won by those who are willing to do the unthinkable.”
I am tired of the people who we think of as “our” senators and representatives referring to the scum as “my friend”, or “honorable”, or whatever. These people are not our friends. We should not speak to them; we should not acknowledge them; they should be shunned. This is a war and the least we can do is to stop treating them like they are our friends and deserve respect.
We need to make sure Hawley, Cruz, Jordan, et al understand we are serious. In a show of bipartisanship, we can throw in Manchin and Sinema too. These people tried to overthrow the government and they are still sitting in congress? What the hell!
We either believe what we stand for or we do not. If we do, we have to be willing to do what it takes.
And I don’t care about any of the “we can’t become like them” nonsense. They are winning. If I am about to lose, I want to take as many of them down with me as I can.
And that may be the way we win.
Hard times have come, and revenge is on my mind.
I write bad verse in my spare time. Here is an applicable one: