The coming Civil War

“The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Abraham Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America.” – Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson 

Why would Donald Trump want to start another Civil War? What would he have to gain from it? Since January these are the two questions I have been asking myself.

Here are the truths that I perceive about Donald Trump;

  • He doesn’t love this country as much as he loves himself. He has never been nor will he ever be a patriot. If waving the flag pushes his agenda, whatever that agenda may be, he will wave the flag.
  • He is not a Christian. He doesn’t believe in nor does he worship a spiritual God. He considers himself a deity and his success, possessions and wealth are proofs of his incredible god-like powers.
  • He is a racist. He may not wear the hood and the robs of the Klan but he backs the basic premise of the KKK, that whites are superior over all other races.
  • He adheres to a system of social stratification (a caste system). He groups people in societal clusters based on social economics; race, occupation, income, wealth, social status, and derived power (social and political). Obviously, in his mind, he and his family are at the top of the food chain.
  • He is an egocentric, thin-skinned, narcissist.

So what does Donald Trump stand to gain from dividing this country? Wealth, prestige and adulation from all classes of white Americans for him and his family. Fuel to feed his ego.

Over the course of the last nine months I have come to these conclusions about Donald Trump supporters. First, they don’t love all Americans, they only love the ones that look like them, act like them and believe in what they believe. Second, they aren’t Christian. They believe in the parts of the Christian faith that are convenient for them. Third, they are a racist, period. They can wrap it up and sugar coat it anyway they want to help them sleep at night but the bottom line is this, deep inside their heart they believe white people are better than black or brown people. Fourth, no matter where they are in the social stratification, from the Country Club member to Alabama white-trash they believe there are people below their social standing. Fifth, they support “our” egocentric, thin-skinned, narcissistic President because he verbalizes what is truly in their heart and they share his destructive and divisive view of America. “Making America Great Again” is not the true agenda, making themselves great at the expense of others is.

After Trumps silly NFL twitter tirade this weekend I have made a decision, I am done wasting another brain-cell on this sub-human and his band of lemmings, the Deplorable nation. My efforts will be focused on writing my two Senators and Congressman, all three conservative Republicans, and making sure that they hear the other voices in the seeming darkness. I want them to understand that our country is being destroyed internally by the actions of a few and that this divided weakness makes us susceptible to being demolished externally by countries and groups who have long had a grievance with America. Walls, bombs, and travel bans won’t and can’t protect us. Trump has and continues to expose our divided weaknesses in 140 characters on a daily and hourly basis. He focuses our misguided attention on NFL players and Kim Jong-un, Al-Qaeda and ISIS simply smile and laugh.

I want them to see that enabling his brand of “patriotism” will destroy this country today and for generations to come. Our “greatness” is derived from the whole rather than warring factions. We are who we are because of diversity rather than white privilege. The change in the color of this nation is already here. Our leaders can no longer continue to dismiss it.

Donald Trump is not my President. He doesn’t represent my views, nor does he represent my hopes and dreams for this country and for my children. I refuse to give in to his vision. I refuse to hand over my country, my state, my city, my neighborhood or my home to a mentally ill, megalomaniac and his misguided supporters. Maybe I am the lone voice on my street, but every revolution begins with one person even if “It sounds like a whisper”.

“Don’t you know, They’re talkin’ ’bout a revolution, It sounds like a whisper” – Tracy Chapman

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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37 Responses to The coming Civil War

  1. Suze says:

    keep mailing those letters, keep calling your senators and congressmen until their aides call you BY NAME when they hear your voice..then keep calling them some more. We have to take back our country and without taking up arms against our brothers we simply have to use the system we have in place. Keep protesting. Keep yelling that we will not stand for the inequalities that being encouraged by the deplorable nation.

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    reblogged on FB, Google+ and OC.

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  5. He would incite a civil war just to see who remains loyal to him: he has a fetish about that. His every tweet demands loyalty from his base, the more outrageous, the more their loyalty is tested. While HE is loyal to no one except himself. One sick puppy.

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  6. Suze quoted Sinclair Lewis recently…..”when fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” Here’s a shout out to Suze. There is a bright side to this: Trump has rallied vast numbers of people like you and I to pay attention to politics like we never have before. If I cannot go forward believing that 2018 and 2020 will bring a stunning defeat to Trumpism, then I should probably take up a hobby like crocheting or maybe tiddly winks.

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  7. It would be huuuuuge. I’m smart and I know more than anyone else.

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  8. Spyro says:

    Thank you for this post. I agree with your description and identification of what Trump is. I am from the NYC area, and people who think Trump is Christian astounds me – absolutely astounds me. How could anyone see him as a Christian. Yes, he is racist. A sort of Civil War is possible – not sure we don’t have one now. But today, we do not have the territorial, physical split we had. Trump backers are not just Southern. You may not believe how many are in CT or MA. I have come across many wealthy white men in New England, with all sorts of advantages, who are Trump supporters – racist and not the least concerned with America. I think it is good that you encourage us to get more political. Thank you – Spyro

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  9. Saw a powerful post on social media yesterday. It said if you ever wondered what role you would play in the civil rights movement, pay attention to what you’re doing now. You’re living it.

    You’re a brave man to voice these words, and braver still to live by them.

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  10. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Sadly, every word here is true. I hope people come to their senses BEFORE it becomes a civil war. Although I know of a few people that voted for Trump, I do NOT know where they stand today. But one friend told my husband that the filthy rich should not hold the office of president. I think he only recently decided this though.
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  11. topdog41 says:

    It is so refreshing to see facts pierce the veil of ignorance. Every day we think this country has sunk to a new low under this loathsome man some refer to as their president. Then…a new day dawns.

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  12. Dear fellow American,

    Do you know that Democrats and Progressives are responsible for:

    a. the Trail of Tears ?
    b. 100% of slave owners at the time of the Civil War?
    c. 100% of the leadership of slave states at the time of the Civil War?
    d. Eugenics that led to abortion and sterilization on the basis of race in US that was an example to Nazi’s for Holocaust?
    e. Japanese interment camps in WWII?

    All parties, people, and individuals are guilty of ignorance. Check out these questions and see what you find? Thanks!

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    • You forgot to add followers of Jesus Christ also. I don’t need a history lesson on labels and if that is what you are focused on, what party the racist were members of in 1850 you missed the point of the post or are simply ignoring the point.

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  13. I guess I just see Kaepernick kneeling as an extension of current Democratic thought or priniciples. He wants it to be political while those on the right want to watch a good game.

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    • I am going to assume you “see Kaepernick kneeling” through white Christian eyes. It makes you feel empowered to label his actions as “Democratic thought or principles”. You think Colin should be grateful that he was paid millions to entertain us white people. Grateful that he lives in America! Home of the free!

      Why don’t you gain a little perspective, walk in a black man’s shoes, see the world through a black man’s eyes, experience 300 years of oppression. Understand the message Colin was trying to deliver.

      Watch a good game? What you better be watching is how your brown Jesus is going to react when He ask you “Did you love all of my children? Prove it.”

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      • I understand his message, but disagree on his method or view of history. What if his judgments of his fans are the problem? What if he is assuming? Thanks!

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        • YOU, disagree with his method of delivering his message? YOU, disagree with his view of history? Clearly you do not understand his message because YOU have never experienced his message. YOU are not the center of the universe.

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          • Diagreement does not equal racism. That is why his fans are hurt by his actions. Im not here to attack anyone, just explain. Thanks!

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          • I disagree with your assessment, hurt his fans? What color are the “fans” he is hurting? How many platforms are black men and women given to speak their minds to point out issues they find troubling? This is a purely racist issue. The white “fan” thinks Colin should shut-up and be grateful that he can play a child’s game and make millions of dollars provided he plays within the borders and confines that “we” set for him.

            People don’t like watching players kneel? Then quit watching. Better yet, quit bitching and quit watching. I support their right to kneel 100% just as I support your right to disagree.

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          • I think he has recieved the judgment he measured out to others. Thats why I blog, to help tell a history where no one is all right or all wrong, but human. We need to forgive our enemies or we attach ourselves to them. Take care!

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          • And I blog to point out the narrow minds of people who think they are right at the expense of the rest of us.

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