John Wilder at Wilder Wealthy Wise.
“Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets.” – The Dark Knight
Perfect name for a clock store in 2021? Uncertain Times.
- Common violence. Organized violence is occurring monthly.
- Opposing sides develop governing/war structures. Just in case.
- Common violence that is generally deemed by governmental authorities as justified based on ideology.
- Open War.
February was a silent month as far as violence goes. Very cold weather, combined with a change in Leftist strategy (see below) calmed the situation. As such, I’m backing down for this month to “just” a 9 out of 10. That’s still two minutes to midnight.
As I said last month, the pressure will continue.
I currently put the total at (this is my best approximation, since no one tracks the death toll from rebellion-related violence) holding at 650 out of the 1,000 required for the international civil war definition.
As close as we are to the precipice of war, be careful. Things could change at any minute. Avoid crowds.
In this issue: Front Matter – Slowing The Boil? – Violence And Censorship Update – Changing The Narrative: Citizen Vs. Terrorist – Updated Civil War 2.0 Index – The Leadership Vacuum – Links
Welcome to the latest issue of the Civil War II Weather Report. These posts are different than the other posts at Wilder Wealthy and Wise and consist of smaller segments covering multiple topics around the single focus of Civil War 2.0, on the first or second Monday of every month. I’ve created a page (LINK) for links to all of the past issues. Also, feel free to subscribe and you’ll get every single Wilder post delivered to your inbox, M-W-F at 7:30 Eastern, free of charge.
Slowing The Boil?
So people *gasp* are able to talk to each other without the New York Times fact checking? Horrible! (note, most memes this issue are “as found” on the ‘net)
The smart move for the Left is to turn down the temperature, politically speaking. In general, I think they’ll take the opportunity. Turning down the temperature means:
- Keeping the leash on Antifa® and BLM©. That is ongoing. BLM™ and Antifa© served their purpose – they put pressure on Trump. Already, they’re being set loose as “thanks” for their service.
- Putting fear into the general public about the Right. This explains the hyperventilating overreaction to the unscheduled January 6 field trip to Capitol Hill. They’ll use this to drive public opinion, and, after a few show trials, stop.
- No real action on a gun control bill this session. I think the Left, even as blinded by ideology as they are, realizes that this isn’t an issue that has any acceptable compromise in the minds of 80,000,000 people. “Not one step back, not one gun turned in” is the default position.
- For the time being, just work on the mundane blocking and tackling of basic government, all while changing out personnel that don’t meet Leftist ideological principles.
If your pistol isn’t working, check the manual under “trouble shooting”.
One real wildcard is the coming trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. There is a significant chance that Chauvin walks away from the trial a free man – his department trained him (and every other officer) to use exactly the techniques he employed. George Floyd was going to die of a drug overdose. These will be compelling facts to any fairly selected jury with a competent and fair judge.
Of course, it’s 2021. Fair trials and an impartial justice system just might be a thing of the past.
Violence And Censorship Update
The biggest story in censorship this month is the canceling of Dr. Seuss. It’s ironic because Ted Geisel (the real name of Dr. Seuss) was pretty Leftist. This proves again that, in time, every historical figure is eventually condemned because they don’t meet the needs of the new Left.
How is weed the same as the Koran? Burning either will get you stoned.
Conservatives are sounding the alarm about an updated Amazon policy that bans books the ubiquitous billion-dollar company deems offensive or includes so-called “hate speech.”
Amazon has ramped up its censorship on conservative views in recent weeks. For example, a popular documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was banned from their streaming service this past week. Before that move, the company deplatformed conservative Ryan Anderson’s book critical of gender theory, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.”
So, during Black History Month, they banned a documentary about the second Black Supreme Court Justice because . . . on the Right? And also ban a bestselling book from a major publisher that just has a different opinion than 0.3%-0.6% of the population?
The phrase “Blue Anon”, a term based on “Q Anon” was at the site Urban Dictionary™. Anyone can submit a word, and the rules are really, really open. But the phrase “Blue Anon” apparently rustled their jimmies, since it is banned. Here’s a link to the story from ZeroHedge® (LINK) where they show that Google® is censoring searches for Blue Anon.
Oh, and for added irony, here’s a quote from the founder of Urban Dictionary©, Aaron Peckham:
Free speech and the Internet go hand in hand, because online, anyone with a computer can be heard. The Internet equalizes people like that — no matter how much money you have, or how old you are, you can connect with a huge number of people. And it’s getting easier as computers become cheaper and easier to use.
Urban Dictionary is one of a huge number of sites where people can talk and think about the world. It’s a place for people to freely express themselves and to write about their lives through the definitions they post. Everyone’s a wannabe sociologist, and you can see that come out in Urban Dictionary. It’s also a way to watch our language evolve and to see what’s hot in pop culture.
Freedom of speech? Only for certain people.
Changing The Narrative: Citizen Vs. Terrorist
Trump wanted the military to secure the border from an invasion of illegal aliens. The Left is using the military to secure the Capitol from American citizens. Guess who the Left thinks the enemy is?
If you’re reading this, probably you.
What is the difference between an American home and a terrorist training camp? Don’t ask me, I’m just the drone pilot.
Here is a list of things that Air Force Academy students can no longer do:
- Watching impermissible videos
- Reading impermissible literature
- Visiting websites promoting impermissible ideology
- Membership in an impermissible group
- Making statements sympathizing with impermissible ideologies
- Making social media posts that mention impermissible causes
What’s impermissible? Head on over to the link and RTWT.
The idea in play is one from the Clinton era – re-brand the citizens who like freedom as terrorists. Scare people with stories of militias, and then run the FBI out for a jog to incite a bombing or assassination plot or two with a mentally-challenged member of the group you want to tweak, and, presto, instant public opinion switch.
And this month has been an inflection point in that narrative, and it will be used to get rid of anyone in the armed forces that doesn’t agree with Leftist ideology. And it will be prohibited to read any other viewpoint.
Updated Civil War II Index
The Civil War II graphs are an attempt to measure four factors that might make Civil War II more likely, in real time. They are broken up into Violence, Political Instability, Economic Outlook, and Illegal Alien Crossings. As each of these is difficult to measure, I’ve created for three of the four metrics some leading indicators that lead to the index. On illegal aliens, I’m just using government figures.
Up is more violent, and to no one’s surprise, the perception of violence dropped less than I expected in February. I think the propaganda of “home grown terrorism” was the likely cause.
Up is more unstable. Instability dropped a bit. Wonder what warm weather will bring?
Interest rates are starting to rise, which caused this to take a big dive this month. Inflation early warning?
After a month’s absence, the data is back, but now delayed 60 days. Must have been the Capitol Riots? Regardless, as expected, the border is more active.
The Leadership Vacuum
Handy Tip: If you’re starting a revolution on a budget, use a coup-on.
Very few of the levers of power are in the hands of the Right – I’ve established that before. Right now is a particularly difficult time for the Right because there is a very real leadership vacuum.
Because no one trusts career politicians anymore because Trump was the first President in a very long time to fight.
Did he accomplish as much as he promised? Well, no. The levers of government are rusty in the hands of someone on the Right. In the hands of someone on the Left, however, the Executive Orders were flashing by so fast that President* Biden had no idea what he was signing, and even admitted that he was confused while signing them.
Trump did fight. And Trump did make some temporary gains, most of which will be erased in the first six months or so. But his biggest legacy was that he was a leader. From watching him, I think Trump loved the moments when people were attacking him more than any other time. Trump fed upon the controversy.
Now, though, he’s largely silent. The Right doesn’t appear to have anyone else in the wings, ready to lead. Trump will be a tough act to follow. Until that time?
As usual, links this month are courtesy of Ricky. Thanks so much!!
“With no further need to rally Left voters with scary Boogaloo profile stories, the entire tenor of civil war coverage has dramatically changed…”
With Biden Inaugurated, MSM Narrative Control Engaged:
The Alt-Right Civil War
The Republican Civil War
The Black Civil War
The American Civil War