Mr. Wilder at Wilder, Wealthy, and Wise writes another installment of his Civil War 2.0 Weather Report.
- Common violence. Organized violence is occurring monthly.
- Opposing sides develop governing/war structures. Just in case.
- Common violence that is generally deemed by governmental authorities as justified based on ideology.
- Open War.
March was had increased violence as the country warmed up. Sadly for the Left, none of the violence measured up to their requirements – they were looking for very specific circumstances. They needed a white guy with an AR-15 killing four or more people, kids if possible. The Left was disappointed. All of their lottery violence tickets turned out to be of the wrong ethnicity, and then they were immediately disappeared from the news. Poof.
I’m holding March at “just” a 9 out of 10. That’s still two minutes to midnight.
I currently put the total at (this is my best approximation, since no one tracks the death toll from rebellion-related violence) holding at 650 out of the 1,000 required for the international civil war definition.
As close as we are to the precipice of war, be careful. Things could change at any minute. Avoid crowds.
In this issue: Front Matter – The Cold Civil War – Violence And Censorship Update – Enter The Leftist Panopticon – Updated Civil War 2.0 Index – Running The Gun Gauntlet – Links
Welcome to the latest issue of the Civil War II Weather Report. These posts are different than the other posts at Wilder Wealthy and Wise and consist of smaller segments covering multiple topics around the single focus of Civil War 2.0, on the first or second Monday of every month. I’ve created a page (LINK) for links to all of the past issues. Also, feel free to subscribe and you’ll get every single Wilder post delivered to your inbox, M-W-F at 7:30 Eastern, free of charge.
The Cold Civil War
Loudoun County, Virginia – A group of school staff and elected officials formed a Facebook® group: the “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County”, which sounds nice enough, I guess. What they were doing was, however, the opposite of nice. They were plotting how to publicly destroy people who differ with their ideology. You can read about the details here (LINK).
The Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County primary spokesthing, Jabba The Teacher.
What was the difference? The “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” believe strongly in
Marxist societal division theory Critical Race Theory (CRT). If you haven’t read much about CRT, I can assure you that CRT is 100% a collectivist’s dream. The laundry list of things that CRT advocates is pretty rough:
- Dismantling merit-based systems
- Removing rationality
- Removing legal equality and Constitutional and legal race-neutrality
- “Naming one’s own reality” – as in “My Truth” and not The Truth
- Reparations, and nationalism (but only for non-whites)
- And a lot of other things
In most bullet-point lists, I throw in a few silly ones just for fun. Not in the list above, since almost everything that CRT stands for is very, very silly…
This is cancer in our country. CRT is specifically designed to create division. It is working. The scariest part of this is that a group of publicly paid teachers and elected officials have set up a secret club to publicly destroy parents who disagree with them philosophically.
Welcome to the Cold Civil War.
Violence And Censorship Update
The biggest story in censorship this month is the censoring by Amazon® of the book When Harry Became Sally by Ryan T. Anderson. The reason? “Amazon™ has “chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”
Now, since one study showed that 41% of transgender folks had attempted suicide, well, there is at least an argument that mental illness may be at play in some cases of transgenderism. That’s a weak statement, and almost certainly true. Yet, Amazon© wouldn’t allow that to be published in 2021.
What message does that send to a writer? More importantly, what information does that send to a publisher? Since Amazon™ sells between 50% and 80% of the books sold in the United States, would a major publisher take a chance on ideas that Amazon© might find objectionable?
And it’s looking like YouTube™ wants to remove the “dislike” button. Why? There are several theories, but one that amuses me the most is that Joe Biden’s handlers are upset that whenever he has a video out, that the dislikes overwhelmingly swamp the people who hit the “like” button. The comments are already turned off.
In YouTube©’s latest idea, the “dislike” button will still be there, and you can still use it. The video creator can see the number of dislikes, too. So, if it’s an anti-bullying campaign, it’s the stupidest one ever because the bullied person can still see how many people don’t like them.
I’ll note that in the videos I reviewed for this post, none of them have comments available.
They know you don’t like them. They know what you think of them. They just don’t want other people to be able to see it.
Enter The Leftist Panopticon:
There was a creepy English guy named Jeremy Bentham who was a “social” thinker in 18th century England. One of his inventions was a prison. The idea that Jeremy had was a prison where just a few guards could look and see everyone at once. This panopticon was a prison where you were never really free of the gaze of the guards.
Welcome to 2021, so we have to be able to do better than that, right?
If Donald Trump had indicated that he was going to use government money to hire private companies to scour social media to find people that opposed him, and use the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to run the program, Elon Musk would have been able to hear the Leftist outcry from his pleasure palace on Mars.
But swap out the name to “Joe Biden” and there has been remarkably little negative comment. Have a need to update the No-Fly™ list with pesky people from the Right?
Go for it. And here’s the (LINK) to prove I’ve not been making this up after watching too much Alex Jones.
The Left will certainly do it. And it won’t be limited to recent ideas, either. The way that Leftists feel about the Right is simple: if you ever, ever supported something the Left is against now? You’re a heretic. Cancelled.
Do you expect the DHS to be any different now they’re in the hands of the Left?
We have entered an era of technology where every move that you make can be tracked. I noticed this on my phone when I stopped at a new restaurant. Google® popped up with, “Hey, can you tell us if this restaurant has any typographical errors on the menu?” Google’s® A.I. was asking little old me to help it know absolutely everything about everyplace.
That same Google® data was used and cross-referenced to bring charges against people who were in the Capitol on January 6, 2021. This data went from, “we can’t use” to “we won’t use” to “we will use” in just a few years. It’s now a primary tool for law enforcement.
As will be your friends, your email, your web history, your web search history, and, soon enough, a track of you moving from camera to camera in any urban space.
The Civil War 2.0 implication is this: the Left is using this information actively. Act accordingly.
Updated Civil War II Index
The Civil War II graphs are an attempt to measure four factors that might make Civil War II more likely, in real-time. They are broken up into Violence, Political Instability, Economic Outlook, and Illegal Alien Crossings. As each of these is difficult to measure, I’ve created for three of the four metrics some leading indicators that lead to the index. On illegal aliens, I’m just using government figures.
Up is more violent, and violence is up in March. I expect it to jump in April. If Chauvin is found not guilty? Through the roof. The state-media propaganda of “home grown terrorism” is increasing the public perception of violence at this point.
Up is more unstable. Instability is near record levels, as the Right doesn’t believe in President *, and the Left wants to cancel the Right.
I expected this number to be more positive. It’s not. I think we will find that April is the month that we find that inflation moves from a thought to a widely-felt reality.
This data is at record levels for this time of year. Comments from the Left? “There needs to be more.”
Running The Gun Gauntlet
I had predicted that the ludicrous Sheila Jackson-Lee bill for gun control would be dead on arrival. I was right. But the other bills keep moving along and are a lot more likely to pass.
They’re smaller bills. Increasing the number of background checks by making almost all transactions require background checks. There’s a “family exemption” that soon enough will become a “family loophole” after the appropriate victim and shooter combination is found.
In reality, there’s no way to track these background checks, since a very large number of guns in existence have absolutely no paperwork of any type connecting them to their current owner. After the background checks don’t stop gun violence, the call will come for a national gun registry so that ownership can be tracked.
Registration at the Federal level won’t happen, because people won’t register. Okay, some would. But most won’t. When Connecticut tried to get “assault” weapons registered, it is assumed that only one weapon out of eight was registered. People know what is at stake.
Doing all of this at once is too much, and too far. The average American gun owner simply will not comply with registration in 2021, and even the stupidest Leftist understands that widespread noncompliance just gives people a reason to understand the relative strength of individuals and the relative weakness of the government.
As I’ve said before on another post (LINK), the largest army that the world has ever seen are the 80,000,000+ members of the Right in the United States. As soon as the Right realizes that, they will understand that we truly are only ruled by our consent.
And that is truly what the Left fears.
As usual, links this month are courtesy of Ricky. Thanks so much!!
The MSM narrative remains fragmented.
The Alt-Right Civil War
The Republican Civil War
The Black Civil War
The Armed Forces Civil War
The American Civil War