Sara’s epistle

Sarah Robinson asks:

Dear Conservatives:

Your fellow Americans demand an answer — and we want it now. Just one simple question:

Are you deliberately trying to start a civil war?

Just answer the question. Yes or no. Don't insult us with elisions, evasions, dithering, qualifications, or conditional answers. We need to know what your intentions are — and we need to know NOW. People are being shot dead in the streets of America at the rate of several per month now. You may not want responsibility for this — but the whackadoodles pulling the triggers make no bones about who put them up to this.

You did.

My wild guess: Yes, it is clear that far too many of America's right-wingers want to start a civil war. I would even suspect some of them of wishing to rectify the lost cause of the 1860s and to take the revenge for having endured the Reconstruction and Civil Rights eras. I would imagine their present-day Yankee equivalents would prefer to move to an authoritarian liberal regime, that is, a system which is socially and politically authoritarian but economically liberal.

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