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Pat Buchanan asks if America is heading towards a “second civil war”

In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on?

Will America move towards a second civil war or will the soft coup of POTUS Trump prevail?

Pat Buchanan explores what is at stake beyond the taking down of statues…

Via Townhall

“They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee — and what a leader! … No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller.”

So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial “The Oxford History of the American People” in 1965.

First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his home state rather than wage war upon her.

This veneration of Lee, wrote Richard Weaver, “appears in the saying attributed to a Confederate soldier, ‘The rest of us may have … descended from monkeys, but it took a God to make Marse Robert.'”

Growing up after World War II, this was accepted history.

Yet, on the militant left today, the name Lee evokes raw hatred and howls of “racist and traitor.” A clamor has arisen to have all statues of him and all Confederate soldiers and statesmen pulled down from their pedestals and put in museums or tossed onto trash piles.

What has changed since 1965?

It is not history. There have been no great new discoveries about Lee.

What has changed is America herself. She is not the same country. We have passed through a great social, cultural and moral revolution that has left us irretrievably divided on separate shores.

And the politicians are in panic.

Two years ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the giant statues of Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson on Richmond’s Monument Avenue “parts of our heritage.” After Charlottesville, New York-born-and-bred McAuliffe, entertaining higher ambitions, went full scalawag, demanding the statues be pulled down as “flashpoints for hatred, division, and violence.”

Who hates the statues, Terry? Who’s going to cause the violence? Answer: The Democratic left whom Terry must now appease.

McAuliffe is echoed by Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate in November to succeed McAuliffe. GOP nominee Ed Gillespie wants Monument Avenue left alone.

The election is the place to decide this, but the left will not wait.

In Durham, North Carolina, our Taliban smashed the statue of a Confederate soldier. Near the entrance of Duke University Chapel, a statue of Lee has been defaced, the nose broken off.

Wednesday at dawn, Baltimore carried out a cultural cleansing by taking down statues of Lee and Maryland Chief Justice Roger Taney who wrote the Dred Scott decision and opposed Lincoln’s suspension of the right of habeas corpus.

Like ISIS, which smashed the storied ruins of Palmyra, and the al-Qaida rebels who ravaged the fabled Saharan city of Timbuktu, the new barbarism has come to America. This is going to become a blazing issue, not only between but within the parties.

For there are 10 Confederates in Statuary Hall in the Capitol, among them Lee, Georgia’s Alexander Stephens, vice president to Jefferson Davis, and Davis himself. The Black Caucus wants them gone.

Mount Rushmore-sized carvings of Lee, Jackson and Davis are on Stone Mountain, Georgia. Are they to be blasted off?

There are countless universities, colleges and high schools like Washington & Lee named for Confederate statesmen and soldiers. Across the Potomac from D.C. are Jefferson Davis Highway and Leesburg Pike to Leesburg itself, 25 miles north. Are all highways, streets, towns and counties named for Confederates to be renamed? What about Fort Bragg?

On every Civil War battlefield, there are monuments to the Southern fallen. Gettysburg has hundreds of memorials, statues and markers. But if, as the left insists we accept, the Confederates were traitors trying to tear America apart to preserve an evil system, upon what ground do Democrats stand to resist the radical left’s demands?

What do we do with those battlefields where Confederates were victorious: Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville?

“Where does this all end?” President Trump asked.

It doesn’t. Not until America’s histories and biographies are burned and new texts written to Nazify Lee, Jackson, Davis and all the rest, will a newly indoctrinated generation of Americans accede to this demand to tear down and destroy what their fathers cherished.

And once all the Confederates are gone, one must begin with the explorers, and then the slave owners like Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison, who seceded from slave-free Britain. White supremacists all.

Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay of Kentucky and John Calhoun must swiftly follow.

Then there are all those segregationists. From 1865 to 1965, virtually all of the great Southern senators were white supremacists.

In the first half of the 20th century, Woodrow Wilson and FDR carried all 11 states of a rigidly segregationist South all six times they ran, and FDR rewarded Dixie by putting a Klansman on the Supreme Court.

While easy for Republicans to wash their hands of such odious elements as Nazis in Charlottesville, will they take up the defense of the monuments and statues that have defined our history, or capitulate to the icon-smashers?

In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on?

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John Mason
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John Mason

What does one think? Couldn’t happen to a better deserving country!!

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Aaah. Don’t forget that the US has 7000 nuclear weapons. And only beleaguered Trump has his finger on the launch button. Think of the planet, John!

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Gee! All this rumpus about historical statues is so much like Banderised Ukraine since 2013! What did Nuland bring back with the cookies from the Maidan? There WILL be civil war if Trump is impeached on TRUMPED up charges. Will the heads of the 17 US intelligence agencies man-up and tell the truth about the poison and fantasy of “Russia hacked everything from the election to their brains” rubbish? Time is running out for the US to return to sanity. Is there in anyone in Congress (apart from the 5 brave enough to vote against Russia/Iran/NK sanctions) and the 17… Read more »

tjoes
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tjoes

There is a retired bank president in my community that is the most racist person I know. He makes derogatory remarks that are hate filled, but is careful to let only a few hear. He holds high regard in the Disciples of Christ Church and with a lying lawyer and judge are among the least Godly people I know….but they control “the church”. I can’t stand to go to that church any longer….they hide evil and lie about others. Complaints to the pastor are ignored…well in all fairness, they got rid of 2 pastors who didn’t always go along. But… Read more »

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

When Ukraine said they were the heart of Europe, I scoffed. But they were right.
It was the black Nazi heart of Europe waking up and going home to Washington which gave birth to it.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

What I want to say to Pat is, you can’t forever keep exporting hatred, division, lies, cultural annihilation and nihilism. One day, no one wants your product any more and it is all lying in your warehouses at home. The Trotskyite-Bronsteinian ‘Color Revolution’ in Russia in 1917, funded and abetted by the Cosmopolite banks in New York, London and Berlin, has been re born, on the streets of the USA. I wonder if Buchanan would agree? He certainly seems ready to entertain the new paradigm and writes about it very well. But root causes are key. This breakdown of US… Read more »

XRGRSF
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XRGRSF

The simple answer is that the destruction of America began in 1965 led by the same people who murdered JFK in 1963. Will anyone stand up to them? The answer is obviously, “NO !” because they were chosen by a greater power to destroy Western civilization. The White race is defeated, and the fate of a defeated race is slavery, and death.

plamenpetkov
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plamenpetkov

some people wil say 1913 when the FED was created and the real knowledgeable ones will tell you “America” as presented NEVER actually existed.
fact TIME: America was basically created from stolen Indian land while the Indians were exterminated in genocide and America made its famous wealth from slave labor, a fact that somehow Adam Smith failed to notice and acknowledge.

Godblessourchildren
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Godblessourchildren

This is very telling. What isis had done in Syria, smashing and destroying all cultural and historical monuments, buildings, artifacts, the left drug crazies are doing here! A coincidence? Hardly. As is well known, isis is gathered from drug addicts, perverts, mentally ill and then armed and pointed towards an enemy. If we do not stop this anarchist movement, a movement for the sole purpose of destroying our youth, inundating our streets with drugs, then we will become another Syria. The danger is real- ask any Syrian. This country is being commandeered by the Drug cartel.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Who says that there was a first civil war?
That is what the Banksters called it, the American Civil War.

IMO, it was nothing more than a extraordinary economical robbery of the Southern states by the Northern States. They changed the United States of America into United States Incorporated, thus a private company.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“the new barbarism has come to America”

“America is the only country which jumped from barbarism to decadence, without civilization in between” – Oscar Wilde.
Indeed, and it took it only 240 years to accomplish this extraordinary “feat”.

plamenpetkov
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plamenpetkov

hopefully it will have a second civil war and give the world a much needed breathing space. USA fighting itself will not be able to cause much damage around the world as it has been doing since 1990.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Since 1945.

dago dingo
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dago dingo

I suppose a war among themselves is better than picking fights with foreign countries. Can we crowdfund this civil war so as to rid ourselves of this putrid country who has brought so much misery to our planet?

Brad Golding
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Brad Golding

Will it be a second Civil War, or a second Revolutionary War? Like the ACW it would be a massive bloodbath both during the war, and afterwards. by those who rise to the top of the heap of corpses. The US, if it remains one nation, will be a third world country, a legacy of the empire they have created. Will the elite deep state cabals survive as they usually do? If so, nothing will really change. Bill Gates might be happy to see the US depopulated though!

Walter Dublanica
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Walter Dublanica

Pat is right when he admits that we have a serious division in this country. The pro-whites and the anti-Whites.

Breitbart declares #WAR on these three American institutions

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