I have been browsing through an old book lately about the humour of Abe Lincoln. It was written by Alexander McClure and published in 1901. A whole different perspective on the man and his politics.
Here on the eve of what I think will be the third rebellion in the USA (think I am wrong? Read this https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/06/11/democrats-whitewash-antifa-rebellion-in-seattle-dub-it-peaceful-patriotism-n518790) Those who are on the right, have long held the attitude of “you leave me alone and I will leave you alone. Those on the left have held the belief that they know what is best for you and yours and they are going to give it to you and if necessary, at the point of a gun. They know that a disarmed population is easier to control (and many Canadians ask, “what is Justin thinking?” He isn’t his paymasters are).
Lincoln was bedeviled right from his election, to his inauguration and throughout his Presidency by an extremely hostile and vulgar press (very much in the pockets of the newly minted Democratic Party), traitorous members of his own Republican party. His election was cemented by the electoral college and refuted far and wide. He campaigned on a larger government that would assume some of the constitutional rights of the states, one of which was Emancipation. Now if you think that there are a lot of parallels with the Americans current President, you would be correct. A blogger in the Carolinas https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/ calls the 2nd American rebellion “the war of Northern Aggression, (his blog is good reading). It seems that Emancipation was meant to be enacted slowly, to protect the economies of the Southern States. Well, they are still recovering.
Anyways, in the States, the Democrats are pushing, using their rendition of Hitler’s brownshirts and Mussolini’s black shirts, to terrorize the general population, make them fearful (as the recent so-called pandemic proved was useful) creating an environment where it would be easier to “alter” their constitution, removing many rights and privileges guaranteed therein. I greatly fear that this will be very bloody, and spill across the border (we already have Justin doing his best to disarm the general population. If you have weapons, hide them. You or your friends and family will likely need them just to survive). Standing on the other side of the Democrats you have a mixture of peoples, groups, etc. made up of a real cross section of America. Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Jews, Christians, Hindus, you name it, there are some of their people in it. All of them are bound by the ideals of the American constitution and like their forefathers, willing to fight for it. The big question in my mind, is are they going to be as ruthless as their opponents? They will need to be.