We have moved "closer to midnight" not because of any singular act , but because of inertia of a political class that does not respect or enforce the laws, or this nation's sovereignty. We have diametrically opposed views of how our nation can and should be run, and it appears that there is very little room left for negotiation.
Propagandists for the elitists at Media Matters seem troubled by A Nation on the Edge of Revolt. They portray it as a threat when "Conservative media figures openly discuss armed revolution."
I hope they do feel threatened. Attempts at peaceable protests have been met at turns by feigned ignorance, then mockery, then attacks on the character and motives of those would not sit quietly by. Perhaps it will take a serious review of our capacity for violence to get them to realize we shall not surrender our individual liberties to their lust for power.
I have not yet been swayed to the point of view that an armed conflict is inevitable, TN_NamVolunteer. But we are close enough that one would be wise to prepare for a possible conflict, just as one would prepare for any coming storm.Spoken like a true nut-job. And sure, the right is lousy with these violence types, in love with their own macho fantasies of "taking the country back" from people who don't agree with them by any means they deem necessary.
Of course, unlike most of the hardcore paramilitary militia types, Confederate Yankee here just parlayed his blog into a job at the Washington Examiner. Last time I checked I didn't see Dave Weigel, Ezra Klein, Spencer Ackerman, or any of the other folks on JournoList calling for politically motivated violence against the government. I wonder if anyone on the right will say word one about CY here.
My guess is "no".