Kunstler: “The Left Seems To Be Opting For Civil War”

Monday, October 7, 2019
By Paul Martin

by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,
Mon, 10/07/2019

A lot of readers (some of them former readers now) have been angrily twanging me by email for writing about the three-year Resistance effort to un-do the 2016 election. I did not vote for Mr. Trump (or Mrs. Clinton) but I resent the coup mounted to overthrow him. I object to the bad faith and dishonesty of the Resistance. I object to the criminal misconduct among the federal bureaucracy, and the mendacity of its partners in the news media, and the hysteria they continue to generate — at the expense of other matters that concern our future.

The political disorder spooling out is the political expression of the long emergency that the nation faces as it finally encounters the limits to growth we were warned about decades ago. The techno-industrial phase of history is ending, and we are left only with inadequate fantasies for coming to terms with it and moving forward. The dynamic relationship between affordable energy supplies and the operations of money roils at the core of this predicament. They are undoing each other and the result will be a contraction of human activity. The big question we refuse to face is how to cope with contraction.

Beyond the ongoing orchestrated coup stands a reality-optional political Left consumed by serial hysterias, uninterested in truth, steeped in social despotism, and apparently willing to do anything to gain power. We should be very concerned with what they intend to do with that power. As they attempt to redistribute wealth, they will make the unhappy discovery that the wealth itself is subject to the wholesale contraction underway. The overvalued “assets” representing “money” hoarded by the “wealthy” will turn out to be figments of a runaway debt crisis. We have already debased the operations of banking, and the tokens that banks issue — currencies and securities — levitate over an abyss.

We already have plenty of evidence for what the Left will do to the principle of political liberty. Their shibboleths of “diversity” and “inclusion” really mean shutting down free speech and telling everybody how to think. They are less interested in “social justice” than in plain coercion, the pleasure they take in pushing people around. What’s worse is that they want to use government as the instrument for enforcing their will. I object to that not just on principle but because government itself will be subject to the same contraction affecting everything else. It simply won’t be able to compensate for all the other losses. Can we downscale its activities coherently, or will we make that journey violently, in some sort of civil war?

The Left seems to be opting for civil war.

It is surely underway among branches of government and the administrative bureaucracy I call the Deep State. Barack Obama, John Brennan and others set the intel and police apparatus against Mr. Trump and the war goes on in the latest reckless campaign of “whistleblowers” who are no such thing, but rather agents provocateurs of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Democrats in congress play a dangerous game with this as they attempt to engineer a non-impeachment impeachment — that is, without a vote by the whole House. To allow that vote would be a move to allow the opposition to participate in issuing subpoenas and seeing evidence, and the Democrats are bent on to preventing that. That ploy will provoke the White House to ignore their subpoenas and demands for documents on the principle that this mode of “Impeachment” is not legitimate.

The machinations of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff in this latest “whistleblower” affair pulsate with skullduggery. Are we to suppose that they will march out one “whistleblower” after another whose identity — or very reality — will remain secret through these proceedings? This is the sort of thing you get in Spanish inquisitions and soviet show trials. Until recently, all Americans had very firm objections to kangaroo courts and star chambers where the common-law safeguards of due process are thrown out the window. If the standoff goes to the Supreme Court, we’ll surely get yet another crusade to disqualify Justice Kavanaugh.

The Democratic Party is doing everything possible to destroy the legitimacy of these institutions — staring with elections themselves. The origins of the RussiaGate hoax will demonstrate that the party itself was behind “interference” in the 2016 election, and enlisted the help of several foreign governments in doing so. That is why they are so desperate to keep the level of hysteria amped to the max. The day may be not far off when a great and chilling silence falls over this mob as they look to the sky and see the indictments raining down.

One Response to “Kunstler: “The Left Seems To Be Opting For Civil War””

  1. Freespirit

    Right now the American Government “led” ( in appearance only) by Republican TRUMP, and also what Americans call the Democrats, are working their PANICKING hearts out to CREATE a CIVIL WAR, in order to PREVENT the PEOPLE from starting a REVOLUTION. To date , so far, Governments, Royalties and the Vatican, have always won for a Civil War, which is how they maintain their RULE over us.

    We CANNOT have that REVOLUTION by DOING the SAME things over and over again, like Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi John Lennon, and (all other assassinated peace makers believed), while EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.We MUST make our RULERS PAY the PRICE and which we have never tried before, except for the American “WAR for INDEPENDENCE” and THAT is REVOLUTION. Everything else is CIVIL WAR in which the PEOPLE lose and our RULERS WIN.

    What is my PROOF- Where are we Today except back to “Square One” ? For Americans who, unfortunately believe in Political Parties, a THIRD Political party which wants to bring back the REPUBLIC, and the ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION, is their BEST and ONLY HOPE.

    Will Americans finally realize, BEFORE it is TOO LATE the 2 Party system,is simply 2 SIDES of the SAME COIN-Freemasonry/Zionism ???

    As a non-American (my Grand-Daughters are American) WHY do I talk so much about America?

    REALITY – If America goes down, there is no hope for this planet, the people, and our Lives, Liberties and Property RIGHTS- PERIOD.


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