But we all have our problems, and America's are far, far wore.
So now the protestors are talking civil war. I wonder if they have any idea what would be in store?
The American Civil War was not representative of civil insurrection...it was, effectively, two nation-states going hammer-and-tongs at each other, with clearly defined borders and goals.
This mess...well, if these dolts get their way, it'll be more like the French Revolution (can anyone say guillotine?), or maybe more like Mogadishu (can anyone say mass starvation?)
It'll be neighbour against neighbour, children against parents, and the savagery will shock the world to the very core.
It's easy to say it won't happen, that it's just part of Portland and Seattle, and maybe half of Chicago.
Trouble is, people gain a taste for violence and anarchy, an for anger, and that appetite is being fe every day.
It happened in the Balkans, and mass graves were the result.
As a country, we're not in trouble yet.
But let this go on, and we will be.
Some say that this is civil war,
and everything must fall,
but friend, do not approach that door,
for you don't know at all
the monsters that you will unleash
(it's not people led by Liberty),
and I'm afraid the schools don't teach
a lot of vital history,
that the ones you would supplant
will in joy destroy ya,
and you'll find your promised land
is something out of Goya;
and if that's not fearful-crazy,
peruse the pics by Matthew Brady.
It's not this (Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading The People).
It's more like this...(Fransisco Goya, The Third of May, 1808)
...followed by this...(Dead of Antietam, credited to Matthew Bray's studio).
Music from Mike and the Mechanics, with Silent Running.
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