America: A Failing Marriage
Are we Americans headed for a divorce?
I'm not starting a hate/love Trump debate here. What I want to discuss is the ever-widening rift between "progressives" and "conservatives", and the ugliness and toxicity we have watched grow and grow since the 1960s.
Are we headed for a divorce? Because in my 49 years on this earth I have never seen the level of pure blood-lust hatred between Americans against Americans. No longer do we, as a collective society, agree on the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. There are those, like myself, who say that the law of the United states must remain fixed, like a rock in the storm. Then there are others who say that the Constitution was written in pencil, and that those principles and precepts that no longer apply in the modern world should be tossed out in favor of more malleable laws that bob and float where the currents and tradewinds of popular sentiment take them.
We hear talk of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington wanting to succeed from the union. Texas has been threatening it for decades.
Are we heading for another civil war? And what would that be like? I cannot fathom the Federal government allowing California to succeed from the U.S. If I am not mistaken, California holds under its golden ground over 1/3 of our domestic oil reserves. I do not see the Feds allowing this to happen. I can literally, in my minds eye, see tanks and troops rolling down Hollywood Boulevard. I can see Humvees and marines pouring out of Camp Pendleton, heading to Sacramento to quell violent riots and attempted takeover of the state capitol. I can see L.A. and San Francisco burning, people fleeing in droves to Arizona and Nevada... infinite, unending lines of cars and trucks and R.V.s winding along I-10 and I-40, desperately trying to get away from the eruption of violence between citizens and the U.S. Military.
I'm not trying to be dramatic here, but I can see this happening. Face it: we love each other, but we just cannot live together anymore.
I think it is getting to the point where Americans have to take sides and square off....Michael Douglas or Kathleen Turner, take your pick. It is not going to be an amicable divorce. It is going to be a War of the Roses of epic scale, that will devastate us and rock the rest of the world to its foundation. It will be friend against friend, brother against brother, wife against daughter. It happened before and it can happen again.
We are deluding ourselves if we say that our domestic problems are purely ours to worry about. There is a reason the rest of the world is watching us so intently now. They are much more hip to the implications of this impending divorce than we are. They know that the entire world economy could collapse into chaos if we don't handle this divorce right. They are scared sh!tless and they have every right to be.