Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Imagining Civil War

Despite my firm belief that it will never happen, I've been thinking about a second American Civil War lately and I wonder what model from history it would most be like.

I think it would be most like the Irish Civil War in the early 1920s.

And Republicans will absolutely kick Democrat ass.

Kirk Schlichter is having the same ominous thoughts. His best paragraph on the subject:

Let’s talk terrain and numbers. Remember the famous red v. blue voting map? There is a lot of red, and in the interior the few blue splotches are all cities like Las Vegas or Denver. That is a lot of territory for a counter-insurgent force to control, and this is critical. The red is where the food is grown, the oil pumped, and through which everything is transported. And that red space is filled with millions of American citizens with small arms, a fairly large percentage of whom have military training.


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