Because of certain events, we interrupt the regularly scheduled broadcast (Summa Contra Gentiles) to bring you news of the latest in the civil war in the once United States of America. Not talking about won’t make it go away.
Item: The combatants are the Reals and Progs. The Reals hold with Tradition in the metaphysic of Realism, with all its implied limits, strictures, and glories. Their flag is red. The Progs hold with Will in the metaphysic of Nominalism and say what is true is what is asserted and what feels good. Their flags are blue or a rainbow.
As with all wars, most citizens are not combatants in any active sense.
A common error is assuming the battle is between Republicans and Democrats. Nearly all, but not all, of official (active) Democrats are Progs, while only a majority of official Republicans are Progs. Unofficial members of these political parties may fall into either camp or are non-combatants.
The war is of long standing (well over a century in existence), and is usually a cold war, as the Progs, who have been consistent winners and are the majority in positions of power, have been content with small victories since the last major hot war. But lately the Reals have begin to rebel, which riles the Progs. Regular skirmishes are now routine. Even though all are not combatants, depending on how hot the war becomes, choices may be forced upon many. Like all civil wars, it’s father against son, father-pretending-to-be-mother against daughter, and worse and worse and worse and worse and worse.
It is also understood that among Progs and Reals there is great variance. Not every Prog thinks his will supreme, and not every Real has a solid grasp of reality. These variances are tolerated, and even encouraged when the war grows cold. But they will wane and even disappear as it heats up. It will be of interest to predict exactly what official stances are decided in both camps if the war becomes hot (e.g. this).
Item: About those stances, the above video, in which we find terms like “eliminate” and “f*** you and f*** the police”, is not a clash between Reals and Progs. This is strictly an internal conflict among self-identified Progs. The hard liners of the Progs are winning, in spite of the liberal members having all rightful authority on their side. This proves the old saying that all crises are spiritual. Do note the point in the middle where one Prog mentions threats they received from outside Reals. These are likely genuine, but what is surprising is the Prog was surprised to receive these threats. This is a affronted reaction we expect in a person in a position of power.
Item: Adopting tactics taught and used by Progs on their training grounds, two Reals ran upon the stage in New York’s Central Park where the nightly mock-bloody execution of President Trump was occurring (the play satisfies the blood lust of the Progs). The Reals did not stop the play from continuing. The incident is significant because this is the first and most public act by Reals nowhere near a training ground.
As proof that most Republicans are Progs, we have a prominent one who said of the incident, “Anyone on the ‘right’ who defends the BS that went down at the play tonight is showing themselves to be tribalist, not conservative.” That, Mr French, is rather the point. Here’s another example.
Item: Not to be outdone, Progs did the same thing at a St Louis symphony orchestra concert, hanging flags commemorating deceased Prog Michael Brown (Brown, a thief, tried to grab the gun of a cop and was subsequently shot). It’s unclear, but the number of Prog flag-hangers were more than two.
Item: Prog Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, an official in Nebraska and member of its “black caucus”, reacting to the Prog attack mentioned next, said “Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?” When told her words passed from cold to hot, she said she refused to resign from her official position.
Being black, Gentry-Tipton has a lot of weight with Progs, so it will be of interest if she can be forced to resign without screeching “Racism!”, a tailsmanic word among Progs. If she is forced to resign, the civil war is not as far advanced as some fear. If she stays, and given she said she was “having a hard time feeling bad for” the Reals who were shot, the war is more advanced.
Item: A Prog opened fire on a baseball diamond last week, with the intent of killing as many Reals (or whom the shooter took to be Reals) as he could. This was previously discussed.
Item: There have been a spate of openly violent confrontations with Progs and Reals, mostly centered around Prog training grounds. These have been spreading, however. Many are minor, like the MAGA flag (a Real proxy) shot at (note the shooter).
One site has compiled a list. Most attacks by far are Prog on Real. This is not unexpected for many reasons, the least of which that there are simply many more active Progs. Progs, of course, have their own list; and though it is generously padded (“anti-Muslim bias”, “anti-Semitic”, etc., without including attacks by Muslims or subtracting faked ‘hate’ crimes, which is an even larger list) some items are nonetheless genuine. It is of major interest that the Prog article did not write “the majority of ‘hate crimes’ were perpetrated by non-whites” and instead wrote, “Of all the hate crimes carried out that year, over 48 percent were committed by whites.”
Item: The race war is immensely complicated, with the Progs forcing the Reals to make it more open. On Prog training grounds, many white Progs will ritually declare “I am a racist (All whites are racist).” But this doesn’t go over well in Real country. There can be no common ground on this question if it is pushed to its limits.
Item: Progs have begun removing statues and other reminders of past Reals (or said-to-be Reals), most notably from New Orleans, not being able to bear the reminder they had (at one time) important enemies. The old enemies are branded “racists”, from which (as the above video shows) there is no defense.
Item: That Taliban-like vanishing statuary accounts for the imagery in the poster for the “Unite the Right” event, which is deliberately provocative—and proof of the choices that are being made. This event, which takes place 12 August, will be written about separately. But here, the intentionally incendiary nature of this meeting will in Progs confirm all their worst fears, and will likely induce in some of their members actions which will, in turn, provoke the Reals. Et cetera.
Thiw is, after all, what makes a civil war.
Item: For those of either camp interested in home defense, I suggest this informative and enjoyable video. Many Progs are of course armed, but most denounce arms ownership, content (as the majority) with being protected by armed Prog servants. Reals are much more likely to have more than one personal weapon, which makes Progs all too nervous.