America’s Second Civil War?
Two years ago, people would have laughed at those who spoke of a Second Civil War. Today, no one is laughing. More and more people are asking if it is possible and doing so both in public and in private. Numerous unrelated, loosely related, and clearly connected troubles are and will continue to boil over and coalesce. Unlike the War Between the States, we may see a well-armed, and more often street-armed, splotchy civil war that pits tribe against tribe, interest against interest, jurisdiction against jurisdiction, state against state, city against rural, military group against military group, law enforcement against law enforcement, and Red against Blue. What might accelerate it? What can slow it down? Seasoned observers weighed in.