“Will it get worse? Probably”
Paul Joseph Watson
June 26, 2018
According to University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, civil war in America has “already begun”.
In an op-ed for USA Today entitled Is America headed toward a civil war? Sanders, Nielsen incidents show it has already begun, Reynolds argues that the actions of Hollywood and the left in general signify that such a scenario is already “well underway.”
“Hollywood has basically turned its products, and its award shows, into showcases for “the resistance.” Americans are already sorting themselves into communities that are predominantly red or blue,” writes Reynolds.
He adds that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being kicked out of a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, “because the owner and employees disliked her politics,” would have been “largely unthinkable a generation ago.”
“Will it get worse? Probably. To have a civil war, soft or otherwise, takes two sides,” writes Reynolds, before predicting that mobs of anti-Trump protesters will become increasingly violent as peaceful civil society is eroded.
Reynolds explains that the polarization can partly be blamed on the disintegration of churches, organizations and neighborhoods, which previously helped people build social ties that transcended politics.
“Those have shrunk and decayed, and in fact, for many people politics seems to have become a substitute for religion or fraternal organizations. If you find your identity in your politics, you’re not going to identify with people who don’t share them.,” he writes.
Reynolds concludes his piece by hoping Americans will realize how awful it is to have political divisions set “brother against brother” and avoid another “disastrous civil war.”
The professor’s sentiment is echoed elsewhere, with political scientist Thomas Schaller…