“The Next American Civil War”
By J.D. Longstreet Monday, December 24, 2012
Canada Free Press
PS. The quote below says it all. And, the article is definitely worth your time.
“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among
the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by
eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people,
and making them incapable of decisive action…” … Aristotle
You’d think ole “Ari” might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window
into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those
There’s another way to look at it, as well. One can grudgingly
admit that the Greeks, of 2300 years ago, were smarter than modern Americans. In
my estimation—you’d be
right. So, I tend to go with the latter
See, America is building a head of steam preparing to go to
war with itself a second time at this very moment. This is not unusual—not in
America. We have already had two revolutions. You may recall the American
Revolution against Great Britain and the second—the War for Southern
Independence, often erroneously referred to as the American Civil War, or the
War Between the States.
Tensions are running high all across the country
as citizens are rushing to arm themselves with the closest thing resembling
combat weaponry they can possibly find. Ammunition of all calibers is
disappearing from the shelves of gun shops and back orders at the manufacturing
plants are piled high.
Americans are preparing to dig-in. In other words
they are preparing for a fight. They are preparing for the day when the words
run out, as they surely will. They will then have no other alternative than
to turn—as their forefathers have done since the country was founded—to
Look. Nobody really knows how many guns are in the hands of
private citizens in America. Many have multiple weapons. A few are even
registered, but, my guess is—the vast majority are not registered anywhere for
exactly the reason Americans feel they are being driven, herded, as it were, to
armed resistance. Of the weapons known to be in the hands of private civilian
Americans there are enough, according to some reports, to arm every man woman
and child in America today—well over three hundred million.
lot of guns, but not nearly as many as there will be in 2013. Manufacturers are
finding it impossible to keep up with demand for their guns.
The old expression: “Fools rush in” is as apropos a word, or phrase, as I can
conjure to describe the actions of the so-called “gun grabbers” in America
in recent days. Their propagandists and boosters in the press and the
Mainstream Media added to the mental light weights already liberally salted
throughout the US Congress and White House who are mindlessly fanning the flames
of a conflagration that threatens to consume the country in another American war
over the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution—including the Bill of
Rights. These are rights sacred to Americans. These are the rights for which
they have been willing to valiantly lay down their lives to protect since the
birth of the nation. They are no less ready to put their lives on the line once
again. I do not think our current “masters” fully understand
Look. Those who would disarm America seem oblivious to the buzz saw
into which they are mindlessly running. Their naiveté is monumental, off the
scale. When describing weapons they want banned, their description of such
weapons makes it clear they haven’t the foggiest notion what they are talking
It is also clear they are operating from pure emotion with no reason
mixed in. They often describe weapons they want banned. They don’t seem to
know that those weapons have already been banned since the 1930s in America.
They use the term “assault weapon” when there is actually no such weapon,
only a political term to describe a weapon that is, well, scary
In their ignorance, they cannot grasp that even if a gun ban
were successful, a black market in guns and ammunition will spring up, almost
overnight, and will make Prohibition resemble a Sunday school picnic. Gun owners
and those familiar with guns know, already, that guns are fairly simple to make,
many with off the shelf, readily available, parts.
The very first firefight between government agents and American private citizens will be the
ignition point of an all consuming maelstrom that will inundate the nation and
render null and void any chance that America might reconstitute itself into
its former image afterwards.
To the folks on the left, the gun grabbers,
if there is any doubt in your minds that Americans will defend their
constitutional rights to the death, simply drive across the Lincoln Bridge and
take a long look at row after row of white grave markers at Arlington National
Cemetery. As you gaze upon that place of honor, remember, we are the sons,
grandsons, and great-grand sons of the men lying there. We are no less inspired
than they to defend the constitution against all enemies—domestic and foreign.
For those of you who purportedly serve the public in your position
within the Congress, understand that we are taking careful note of your
maneuvering to deny us our constitutional rights and we will be working
tirelessly to see that your political career is ended when next you stand for
election. That is a promise.
The idiots in the Mainstream Media still do not understand that
freedom of the press , freedom of speech, is only viable
so long as the right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second
Amendment. The job of the press is inextricably linked to the armed citizen. If
the armed American goes, so does the independent, non-state-controlled press.
Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, will disappear.
It is such a simple thing—when thought through. But that’s the problem. They aren’t
thinking. They are reacting out of raw emotion—certainly NOT reason. It is
their handlers, however, who ARE reasoning. They reason, and rightfully so, that
they cannot accomplish their agenda as long as the American citizen is armed.
And so the useful idiots of the Mainstream Media are trotted out to happily make
fools of themselves in service to the political left, which will grind them into
so much dust once their goals are realized.
It is such idiocy as this that brings men to grapple at each other’s
And here we are again, preparing to do battle with each other, brother against brother, over an
issue that was settled two and a half centuries ago.
At first glance it appears to be lunacy of the highest order—and yet—here we are on the cusp of
violence to defend something the political left, an authoritarian cabal itself,
cannot abide, AT ALL: personal freedom, individual freedom.
Remember that Aristotle said: “Tyrants preserve themselves by … by eliminating men of
spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them
incapable of decisive action… .” Could this be why over a dozen of the
US’s highest military officers have been hounded from service in recent
months? Is it why this financial crises has dragged on and on … to keep us
humble and incapable of decisive action?
And now they intend to disarm us.
Look. There is so much pent-up anger in America today that if
this argument over gun control ever gets beyond the talking stage it is
reasonable to believe there will be violence on a scale not seen since the
1860’s in this country.
I would ask the political left if they understand that this is only a temporary argument over gun control? Do they
understand it will quickly become an argument over whether or not the country
continues to exist as a single fifty state entity or breaks up into separate
countries? I don’t think they do. Indeed, I don’t think most Americans
understand that once this fight begins, in earnest, there will be no turning
back and when it is ended—there will be no going back, either.
I don’t want a war in my homeland, either. But, dear reader, THIS is exactly how