.@bfwalter on America shifting to minority White makeup: “To a subset of the White population here this is deeply, deeply threatening… They see the United States as a White Christian country. And they feel like they’re justified to fight to maintain it.” #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/OqY03tqmDa— The ReidOut (@thereidout) January 12, 2022
Barbara Walter thinks we are on the verge of Civil War 2.
From my perspective, I don’t see the conflict developing that she is describing. It looks to me like the really intense divide is cultural, ideological and geographic. It cuts across racial lines. These people hate libtards and Democrats or conservatives and Republicans. There are no rural communities that are getting ready to boil over and explode with resentment against Mexican or Chinese restaurant owners.
“Barbara Walter does not expect to see a civil war in the US of the order of the conflict that tore the nation apart in the 1860s, but that’s chiefly because civil wars are fought differently these days. And it’s about the only comfort a concerned reader can take from this sobering account of how civil wars start and are conducted in our time. Walter is a professor of international relations at the University of California, San Diego, and a consultant to various government and international agencies. She has studied civil wars and insurgencies for three decades, and in this book she draws on her own work and that of other researchers to produce a typology of the descent into organised domestic violence. …
The factions most disposed to violence are those Walter and others call “sons of the soil”. People with deep histories in a country, traditionally rural, they resent displacement by immigrants and urban elites. When their resentments are stoked by ethnic entrepreneurs, they are much more prone to violence than other groups.
And the most important driver – the “accelerant” – of recent civil wars has been social media. “Social media is every ethnic entrepreneur’s dream,” writes Walter. She finds it not at all a coincidence that the world achieved peak democracy just before social media began to proliferate, and that democracy has been in retreat ever since. …”
What is the Irrepressible Conflict in 2022?
Back in October, I noticed that tensions appeared to be rising in this suburban neighborhood in Auburn. I thought it was so funny that I snapped some photos. It is a White woman who is probably a barren college professor with one of those stupid “In This House We Believe” yard signs. The White guy who lives across the street has retaliated with a “Biden Is Not My President” yard sign.
If the Democrats lose the 2022 midterms, do you think Karen and Bill will go to war? Why does it seem like White women with graduate degrees are at the center of the conflict?