a little over four years ago…
I wrote this:
[...] today’s liberal-Democrats are nothing but opportunistic and increasingly reprehensible tin-plated Macchiavellians; to many of these people, rhetoric trumps truth; spin is paramount, and power is all.
Never before in my lifetime did I find it even remotely possible that our country could fight another civil war. But I’m beginning to think that a (non-violent) civil war is coming—and that, frankly, it needs to happen. How it transpires, I have no idea—though I suspect migration patterns and a strong move to re-affirm federalist principles could provide the groundwork.
Philosophically, we have lost our way. And we’d better find our way back to our founding principles, or—as powerful as we are—we are doomed to slip into nannystate socialism, while a feckless foreign policy permits radical Islam to spread across the globe like the cancer it is.
The post — and its follow up — created a lot of discussion back when it first appeared. Sadly, these days outrage after the fact sells so much better than trying to find trends and hold honest strategic and tactical debates in advance of calamity.
So, you decide. Prescient? Or the kind of over-the-top rhetoric that might cause David Brooks to clutch his pearls, and “pragmatic” conservatives to ban me from polite company?