I would argue that America has already fallen into what might be termed a ‘cold civil war’, following the 2020 election. “We the People” just do not see eye-to-eye on several significant issues, and it doesn’t help that many of those were thrown at us all at once, beginning with Covid-19. Since the first lockdown that pummeled our economy, Americans have been at fierce odds with each other over almost everything – especially if it’s Covid related.
We vehemently disagree over vaccines, vaccine cards, mandates, and masks. And President Biden isn’t exactly trying to douse the flames with his divisive language. In February of last year, he demanded Covid vaccine compliance for all federal workers. Then in September, he shocked America with his comment that his “patience is wearing thin” with the millions of Americans who didn’t want the shots. This was a bizarre statement coming from a US president, especially since Americans, including those who chose not to be vaccinated, are the people he works for.
Then in late December, echoing his “dark winter” remarks from the 2020 debates, he addressed the American people in two separate categories – the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated. “We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated – for themselves, their families and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm,” he said.
Attempting to coerce a population by using fear and intimidation is not behavior typical of an American president. Those who voted for him may not see it; and those who did not vote for him undoubtedly feel even more disenfranchised.
Yet while the Biden administration remains laser-focused on all things Covid, the leading cause of death in the US for those between the ages of 18-45 is fentanyl overdose. The drug is flowing into the country as a result of the crisis at our southern border, which has been disastrous for both America and Mexico, and highly profitable for drug cartels and human traffickers. This is a grim fact we can’t ignore, and sets the backdrop for the insecurity and chaos hurting our communities.
At the same time, our country is being battered with back-to-back crises, including record-high crime in our major cities, and the never-ending pandemic Biden can’t ‘shut down’ after all, with Americans simultaneously being forced into poverty. Hit with hyperinflation not seen since the era of Jimmy Carter, America’s middle and lower classes are struggling. Gas prices are soaring, food is more expensive, and now we have a housing market where only the wealthy can afford to buy single-family homes. With a ‘have and have not’ economy, it’s only to be expected that citizens will grow restless.
Still, all of this, while enough to make an already frustrated population become increasingly agitated, fearful, and angry, is only the surface of what deeply divides us. Just under that surface are two camps of political ideology that have always been at war, but now the heat has been dialed up to 11. Half the country, let’s not forget, voted for Donald Trump. Many of those believe he won. To add fuel to that fire, we had the unfortunate January 6 event at the Capitol that the left still insists was an “insurrection,” and the other side feels was a mass protest gone wrong.
We are divided over Critical Race Theory and the incessant pushing of race war by an often deceptive, shameless media. Many Americans no longer trust the media anyway, and therefore have no reliable source of information. How could we possibly understand each other under these conditions? Unity seems like a distant 2019 dream.
But our right vs. left feud is not simply about politics and a failing economy, or who did or didn’t get a vaccine. It’s not about race or gender, either. If that was all, we’d actually be okay. But we have a greater hurdle in front of us. At the root of our civil discord are our opposing beliefs about our fundamental rights and bodily autonomy, how we should raise and teach our children, and the place of God and religion in our institutions and in our culture. There are those of us who want to keep the same country that was founded on Judeo-Christian values, and those who want a secular America.
A second civil war is not likely. But physical battle isn’t always worse than having a country so ideologically opposed that we can’t stand to live together. We aren’t one nation, but two, forced by circumstance to share land and resources. Those are certainly not the ingredients that make a nation great. We need some fabric to hold us together, so that we can at least unite over a shared history, and hope for a future. Americans simply don’t have that right now.
What Americans have instead is class warfare being agitated by a few elites at the top, including some traitorous American politicians and billionaires. These people relish in taking advantage of our strife, and they know very well about all of the conflicts I mentioned above. They encourage the conflict, because they know it weakens us.
What all elites and globalists have always wanted is global economic domination by way of global communism. The New World Order isn’t being hidden anymore. It’s being spoken about quite openly. The United States is absolutely the one country that can stand in their way. And that is exactly why we DO have hope as a country. It will take some time and a lot of hard work – but there’s a way back home.
America’s founding fathers gifted us with the Constitution. All we have to do to save our country and our freedom is defend it. Regardless of political party, race, creed, religion, or class, We the People are ALL protected by our Constitution. It is the one thing we share that, if conserved as is, will keep us free. That’s because that document tells us and the world that we do not get our rights from the government, but from God. It keeps big government off our necks – and when the government is off our necks, we won’t be at each other’s throats.
I’m reminded of the 1990s sci-fi movie ‘Independence Day’ with Will Smith, where all of humanity is forced to come together from around the globe to fight off an invasion of enslaving aliens. In the film, everyone must learn to communicate in order to defend their very right to exist. They united to fight back against their own annihilation. We should do the same, while we can.
Even if we vehemently disagree on politics, masks, vaccines, immigration protocols, guns, the environment, and more, we need to fight for our right to exist as a nation. If we continue to allow the ruling class the unprecedented authority they have recently acquired under the cloak of Covid, they will use any excuse to control every aspect of our lives, and our freedom will be eroded in the same way one goes broke – gradually, then all at once.
That’s the real war being waged right now, and it’s long past time we all wake up and see it, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or neither. We can go back to arguing about politics and masks after we regain power for the people. But right now, we have to fight those who would love to see us self-destruct. So let’s begin 2022 with these wise words and share them widely.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
This is what Americans must do to preserve our independence. Civil war will have to wait.
Memoree Joelle is a writer and constitutional conservative living in Los Angeles.