The Second American Civil War Is Underway

The confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court is only historic in the sense that she is an illegitimate justice, nominated by an illegitimate occupant of the White House, and a nomination in violation of U.S. law prohibiting hiring people on the basis of race and gender. She is also a Groomer, friendly to pedophiles and child pornographers, and placed on the Court to normalize that behavior.

For expressing those sentiments, I was permanently suspended from Twitter.

I did not post anything obscene or threaten anyone, but, in the eyes of the Stalinists at Twitter, I did something worse.

Exercising my freedom of speech, I challenged the narrative that buttresses the goal of the de facto political and cultural civil war being waged by those who, in the words of Barack Obama, want to fundamentally transform the United States of America.

That is, transform the country from what it was, a constitutional republic founded on individual liberty, into something far less free.

Call it what you like, communism, fascism, China’s combination of state capitalism and totalitarianism, or the less ominous-sounding model of a global public-private partnership espoused by Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum.

In all cases, the goal is not better democratic government and greater freedom, but the creation of a dystopia.

Prerequisites for such an outcome are the elimination of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

In parallel, you need, as Christopher Hitchens noted in his article “Why Americans Are Not Taught History,” an otherwise sophisticated society to lose any sense of itself through an understanding of its own history, culture and traditions.

A dystopia is characterized by a cataclysmic decline of a society, in which a totalitarian government enforces ruthless egalitarianism by suppressing or denouncing ability and accomplishment, or even competence, as forms of inequality. It creates dependency on the state and attempts to eradicate the family as a social institution.

Features of a dystopic society include: control over the people through the usage of propaganda, heavy censoring of information and the denial of free thought, the complete loss of individuality, and heavy enforcement of conformity.

The strategy involves a combination of governmental coercion as in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and the hedonist nihilism of a painless, amusement-sodden, and stress-free consensus managed by the nanny-state found in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.”

In his book “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” Neil Postman notes that in “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” people are controlled by inflicting pain; in “Brave New World,” they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.

America’s enemies plan to do both.

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Lawrence Sellin is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel with branch qualifications and assignments in Special Forces, Infantry and Medical Services. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq and participated in a humanitarian mission to West Africa. Sellin holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and received training in Arabic, Kurdish and French from the Defense Language Institute. He had a distinguished civilian career in medical research after completing a Ph.D. in physiology, followed by an international business career in information technology, where he was a manager and subject matter expert in telecommunications, business process management, and command and control systems. He is also the author of numerous articles on military and national security issues.

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