There’s no doubt at this point that America probably hasn’t been this divided along political lines since the Civil War. And that of course raises an obvious question. Does this mean that we’re on the brink of another civil war in this country?
So far it has appeared that if there is to be another civil war, it will likely be started by the Left. That has been made abundantly clear since Trump took office. The political fueled violence that we’ve seen on the streets of America this year has been initiated almost exclusively by the far left, and we hardly ever saw that kind of behavior from conservatives when the legislative and executive branches were run by liberals. They’ve clearly been the most aggressive and intolerant force in America for a long time, so they are the most likely to spark a war.
But the populist-right shouldn’t be ruled out in this regard. Just because they’ve been largely peaceful, doesn’t mean their behavior won’t turn on a dime under the right conditions. After all, everyone has a breaking point, and for them the most likely breaking point would be if Trump were forcibly removed from office by any means.
Conservative talk show host Micheal Savage recently offered a similar sentiment last week, when he spelled out how the “deplorables” who helped elect Trump would likely respond if the media and the political establishment managed to unjustly pull Trump out of the White House.
Referring to a 1939 novel, Savage told his listeners Friday that “The Day of the Locust” will come and people will “resort to mob violence” when they “are finally aware of the fact that they’ve been tricked by their society, and that no matter how hard they work as middle class people” they are denied.
“That is what’s going to happen in this country,” Savage said. “You have not yet seen mob violence in this country. You’ve seen some mob violence instigated by George Soros’ mobs. … But you haven’t seen the thing I’m telling you is coming in this country. You haven’t seen the ‘Day of the Locust’ yet.”
“The Day of the Locust” is a 1939 novel by Nathanael West that features an artist from Yale who comes to Hollywood and creates a painting called “The Burning of Los Angeles.” The painting captures the despair of Americans who worked and saved their entire lives but failed to realize the American dream, prompting anger that boils over into destruction and mob rule.
Savage added that if Trump is pulled from office, the people who voted for him would “turn this society upside down.”
The civil war, he said will “start slowly, but it will be like Fort Sumter, which started with one cannon shot.”
“I’m warning you. All of you leftists who think you’re going to steal our vote, you’re wrong,” Savage said.
“We’ve had it up to here. We’ve put up with your garbage in the universities. We’ve put up with your filth coming out of your filth factories in Hollywood. We’ve put up with your hatred that comes out of your newspapers. We’ve put up with your filth and your hatred coming out of CNN,” he said.
“But if you do the next step and steal our president, I warn you. You’ve seen nothing yet. You will see the ‘Day of the Locust’ in this country.”
It’s easy to see how that could happen. For many Americans living in what most liberals would call “flyover country,” those who have been left behind by globalist policies that only benefited the affluent liberal urbanites, Trump was a vote of desperation. They had tried voting for establishment candidates for decades and watched their communities rot away nonetheless. They’re tired, angry, and poor, but finally have a glimmer of hope that their situation could improve.
Trump is their last chance for a modicum of prosperity. If he’s pulled from office, or as Savage might not like to consider, if he becomes co-opted by the establishment or completely fails to achieve what he promised, they may not have much to lose.