Over the Easter holiday weekend, a pro-Trump rally turned violent (again) in Berkeley, California as smelly antifa agitators confronted pro free speech demonstrators adorned in MAGA hats. Reports from the melee all seem to concur that antifa was soundly beaten and embarrassed. Good news for the various iterations of white and civic nationalism that convened for the rally.
“Assad gassed his own people, we must fight evil wherever it rears its ugly head!” This is the typical narrative that the media, establishment politicians, ordinary people, and even (and unfortunately) President Donald Trump parrot when confronted about justifications for recently attacking the Syrian Shayrat airbase. On the surface this is a compelling argument (assuming the accusations of intentional gassing are true). However, I think it behooves us to deconstruct this narrative and look deeper at the issue.
On the flipside of a book cover featuring an image vaguely reminiscent of a paramilitary Lynyrd Skynyrd is a blurb with the following words:
Civil War II isn’t just a nightmare anymore…
Social, political, and economic forces are pulling America apart and driving her toward a bloody war that may fracture the nation into several different countries, divided along ethnic lines. Riots…gangs…militias…exploding crime rates…mass immigration…rising unemployment…falling wages…these are all factors that will fuel the fires of war.