America in 2015 is more poisonously divided than at any time since 1861. Every policy and cultural issue seems to be successfully imposed de haut en bas by an arrogant pseudo-intellectual minority living in big cities, occupying all the establishment seats of privilege, and ruthlessly controlling the levers of power. When they want to get their way, the newspapers they control take a poll of a few hundred people they select, and then announce that national opinion is running 60-40 their way. When Republicans have a majority in Congress, you can count on John McCain and some Republican senator from Maine to vote with the democrats. When they can’t possibly get something through any legislature, you can bet that first some radical federal judge will proclaim that the Constitution mandates the sort of thing that was generally looked upon as a capital felony in 1789 is constitutionally obligatory, and then Justice Anthony Kennedy will join with four liberal justices to cement that scoundrel’s theory into stone.
The system is broken, and they broke it. We’ve long stopped being either a republic or a democracy. What we are is a country of suckers sitting in on a rigged game of cards.
The question is just how far can things go on this way? Liberalism becomes increasingly arrogant and intolerant every year. Kurt Schlichter wonders aloud if the establishment left ever asks itself, what would happen if all their lawless power-wielding went even a bit farther and that proved to be just a little too far?
In 30+ years as an active conservative, Iâ€™ve never heard people so angry, so frustrated, so fed up. These emotions are supposed to be dissipated by normal political processes. But liberals are bottling them up. And they will blow. Itâ€™s only a matter of how.
Liberals need to understand the reality that rarely penetrates their bubble. Non-liberal Americans (itâ€™s more than just conservatives who are under the liberal establishmentâ€™s heel) are the majority of this country. They hold power in many states and regions in unprecedented majorities. And these attacks focus on what they hold dearest â€“ their religion, their families and their freedom.
What is the end game, liberals? Do you expect these people you despise to just take it? Do you think theyâ€™ll just shrug their shoulders and say, â€œWell, I guess we better comply?â€ Do you even know any real Americans? Do you think youâ€™ll somehow be able to force them into obedience â€“ for what is government power but force â€“ after someone finally says â€œEnough?â€ …
[L]iberals would be well advised to ask themselves who will be willing to fight and die to preserve their power and policies. In contrast, there are an awful lot of people willing to fight and die for their religion and our Constitution.
And letâ€™s be blunt â€“ these are the people with most of the guns and the training to use them. Thatâ€™s the reality of the rule of force. …
Now, this will no doubt draw the lie that I am somehow advocating violence. The current liberal habit of shamelessly lying about their opponents makes civil debate impossible. Similarly, the mockery of non-liberals before stacked audiences of trained seals a la Jon Stewart is part and parcel of the same strategy of delegitimizing any opposition. Closing down the option of discussion leaves their opponents with only the option of action. So far, the action has only been in funding campaigns for oppressed pizzerias and in the voting booth â€“ though theyâ€™ve trying to nullify that too.
Iâ€™m not advocating violence â€“ I am warning liberals that they are setting the conditions for violence.
And that better worry them, for the coastal elites are uniquely unsuited to a world where force rules instead of law. The Serbs were, at least, a warrior people. The soft boys and girls who brought us helicopter parenting, â€œtrigger warningsâ€ and coffee cups with diversity slogans are not.
I know the endgame of discarding the rule of law for short-term advantage because I stood in its ruins. Liberals think this free society just sort of happened, that they can poke and tear at its fabric and things will just go on as before. But they wonâ€™t. So at the end of the day, if you want a society governed by the rule of force, you better pray that youâ€™re on the side with the guns and those who know how to use them.
Hat tip to Vanderleun.