Just for the Record, There’s Nothing “Impending” About America’s Civil War

As I have noted many times in the past, this Web log is read globally – in more than one hundred countries, as a matter of fact – as well as in the United States. My domestic readers, therefore, will forgive me for explaining various thing that they already know (or in many cases, I suspect, should already know, anyway) about the historical influences that have resulted in the current state of affairs in the US, including, in particular, the burgeoning notion that some kind of civil war is about to break out here. In defense of presenting such an exposition, I would remind them that explorational, colonial and post-independence US history, spanning, at most, some four or five hundred years, depending on who’s counting, is hardly of significant length compared to the histories of the places in which the vast majority of this Web log’s international readership reside. And I would, sadly, also note that my American readers should be all too aware of the fact that most of their fellow citizens could not find my astute international constituent’s homelands on a map of the world, much less provide even a cursory summary of the events leading to those nations’ current geopolitical, cultural and socioeconomic circumstances. This is attributable, alas, as de Tocqueville noted, to the fact that the American character bears an unfortunate streak of contempt for erudition of any kind, neatly encapsulated in the quintessentially American query, If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich? The converse of that concept, of course, is that Americans automatically assume that if someone is wealthy, they must, perforce, be intelligent, and I would submit it as an explanation for my international readers as to why, for example, thirty percent of the American electorate believe Donald Trump is some kind of genius.
So, without further belaboring the point, for the benefit of my readers who aren’t Americans, I would like to explain a key, fundamental aspect of American society that has influenced it profoundly since at least the early seventeenth century and stands at the root of a cultural and moral schism that has kept it in a state of internal strife for the last two hundred and thirty years since “We the People of the United States” became the current nation in which I and three hundred and twenty million other Americans live – and that is, of course, racism. It’s in the original version of our sacred document, the Constitution, enshrined there in such strange, convoluted phrases as “such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit,” and “person held to service or labor in one state, under the laws thereof,” as well as in such bizarre constructs, as quaintly expressed in Article I, Section 2, “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”
And actually, it was the northern states who argued for counting slaves as three fifths of a person – the idea being that if slaves were counted as whole persons in the decennial census, that would unduly increase the number of congressmen slave states could claim in the House of Representatives. So racism was thoroughly baked into the American pie from the very beginning, and the North was as busy cooking it up as the South was. Today, of course, conservative apologists like to insist that the Constitution never mentions race. Oh, sure, right – as if there were white “other persons” working in Thomas Jefferson’s fields and breaking their backs hauling loads of bricks up that mountain to build Monticello for him.
Admittedly, racism did become an national issue in the US shortly after ratification of the US Constitution in 1790 (Civil War 0.1), as a significant segment of the white, mostly Northern population began to oppose it. Nevertheless, in 1793, Congress released Civil War 0.1.1 with passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, a law which affirmed the “right” of slave owners to the return of their escaped slaves, no matter where in the United States those slaves had managed to escape to. The Northern opposition struck back however, in 1807, with the passage of the Act Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves (Civil War 0.1.2). Spurred by that and the invention of the cotton seed stripping engine (the “cotton gin”) which, after centuries, made production of inexpensive cotton cloth practical, and concurrent explosions in the demand for sugar and rice, the early part of the nineteen century witnessed the development deliberate breeding of slaves in the state of Virginia for export to other slave states, primarily in the deep South, as a substitute for imported slaves (Civil War 0.1.3). (This, by the way, is origin of the American figure of speech “sold down the river.”)
In reaction to the Virginia breeding program in other states such as Kentucky, debates over the morality of slavery continued to rage in both public places and various American legislatures throughout the first two decades of the nineteenth century, resulting, in 1820, in the next major development release, Civil War 0.2, otherwise known as the Missouri Compromise, where the South refused to admit a free state, Maine, into the Union unless a compensating admission of a slave state, Missouri, was also allowed. To this, the North agreed, provided that, with the exception of Missouri itself, no US territory north of a line thirty-six and one-half degrees latitude would be admitted to the Union as a slave state in the future. In 1831, things boiled over in Virginia, where a slave named Nat Turner led a rebellion that killed over sixty white people (Civil War 0.2.1). This led to mass lynchings of blacks and the House of Burgesses outlawing education of black people in that state of Virginia.
It must be recognized, however, that white Americans didn’t restrict their racism to their African slaves, though. In the 1830’s, America had a president whose major national development policy consisted of stealing Native Americans’ land (Civil War 0.3), then defying the Supreme Court when it ruled his theft illegal (Civil War 0.3.1), and subsequently committing ethnic cleansing and genocide against his victims (Civil War 0.3.2). It is an interesting note on the American character that this sort of behavior made Andrew Jackson so popular, an entire era of US history is named after him. To this day, there are Native Americans who won’t accept a twenty dollar bill because it has his picture on it. Who can blame them? I doubt anybody would expect a Jewish person to accept a piece of paper currency displaying a portrait of Hitler. And the racist elements behind the Mexican War of 1846 (Civil War 0.4) were obvious and rampant – it was the manifest destiny of the white race to seize as much territory as it desired from people whom Senator John Clarke described as “… a disjointed and degraded mass…” having “… a contagious moral pestilence… a leprosy that will destroy us…” et cetera. And by the way, that gentleman was from Rhode Island, which being a state in New England, might strike some as unexpected – until one realizes that Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is named after a slave trader, albeit one whose acumen proved so financially disastrous he was forced to get out of the business. The end of the Mexican War then resulted, with the admission of Texas as a slave state in 1845, in development release Civil War 0.4.1. This was followed by the Compromise of 1850 (Civil War 0.4.2) and the 1850 amendments to the Fugitive Slave Act (Civil War 0.4.2) which, in effect, turned every government official and even ordinary citizens into fugitive slave hunters, bound by law to return escaped slaves to their owners in the South.
Meanwhile, the issue of slavery complicated settlement of the vast area acquired by the United States in its 1803 purchase of the French territory of Louisiana from Napoleon. By 1854, that huge piece of real estate had been re-named the Missouri Territories and bitter acrimony festered between North and South concerning the admission of new states into the Union as either free or slave. So it was decided that the issue of slavery would be decided by the white people who moved west into various sections of those lands, robbing and murdering the Native Americans as they went. This concept was dubbed “popular sovereignty,” an idea which contained within it the embryonic bugaboo of “states rights,” about which American racists are so fond of frequently belly-aching, complaining and yelling loudly in order to drown out any reasoned replies. Thus was created development release Civil War 0.5, followed quickly by Civil War 0.5.1, The Kansas-Nebraska Act, followed with equal rapidity by the influx of both pro- and anti-slavery settlers into the Kansas Territory, resulting in Civil War 0.5.2, a suitably gory confrontation known to historians as “Bleeding Kansas.”
Civil War 0.6 arrived three years later, with a Supreme Court case called Dred Scott versus Sandford, commonly known as the Dred Scott Decision. It involved a slave, Dred Scott, whose owners had moved from Missouri, a slave state, to the state of Illinois and later to the Wisconsin Territory, in both of which slavery was illegal. In an opinion written one of the most vile, evil and disgusting racists in American history, a scumbag slave owner from Calvert County, Maryland named Roger B. Taney, who had been appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by none other than President Andrew Jackson, the proposition was put forth that black people “… are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word ‘citizens’ in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States.” And after that, the Supreme Court released Civil War 0.6.1 by declaring the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, and in 1859, a white abolitionist and veteran of Bleeding Kansas named John Brown released Civil War 0.6.2 by leading a raid on the US federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown was captured and hanged, resulting in the release of Civil War 0.6.3, a general unrest throughout the nation concerning the issue of slavery, followed by Civil War 0.6.4, the election, in 1860, of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States. That was in November. By December 20, South Carolina had released Civil War 0.6.5 by seceding from the Union, followed by Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia (Civil War 0.6.6), followed by Civil War 0.6.7, the formation of the Confederacy in February, 1861.
And so it was, that in March, 1861 America released Civil War 1.0, when South Carolina announced that it owned a US garrison in Charleston named Fort Sumter and demanded that the USA hand it over to the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln told the Confederacy to kiss his beard, which was followed shortly thereafter by the release, by the state of South Carolina, on April 12, 1861 of Civil War 1.1, The Confederacy Opens Fire on Fort Sumter. There was much diddling, prattling and saber-rattling as several Civil War 1.1.x releases followed rapidly thereafter until July 21, 1861 when Civil War 1.2 was released at the First Battle of Bull Run. There, it finally dawned on the Union that (a) this was a serious situation and bringing picnic baskets to the battlefield to watch the action was inappropriate, to say the least; (b) the South had some pretty damn good generals capable of kicking some serious butt and subjecting Union forces to massive, humiliating defeats; and, (c) no, this was definitely not going to be over by Christmas. After a series of truly embarrassing Union defeats and general military campaign failures however, Ulysses S. Grant released Civil War 1.3 in February, 1862 by successfully opening the Western campaign with the surrender of Confederate Fort Donelson. The Confederacy responded by releasing Civil War 1.3.1, featuring the inauguration of Jefferson Davis its president. This was followed in April by Civil War 1.3.2, the Battle of Shilo, which resulted in 23,746 casualties; more casualties than in all of America’s previous wars combined. This was followed by release of Civil War 1.3.3 in September, which ended the first Confederate invasion of the North at Antietam in the bloodiest single day of fighting in US history. Thus, due to the huge loss of life and limb, and despite those and some other significant Union victories in 1862, Northern morale was nothing to write home about, and Lincoln knew it. So in January, 1863, he released Civil War 1.4, featuring the Emancipation Proclamation. This fundamentally transformed the nature of the conflict and also totally enraged the Confederates. Significantly, the Proclamation freed only the slaves in Confederate territory; slaves in states still at least nominally in the Union, such as Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware, remained human property. The Confederates responded by releasing Civil War 1.5 in June when they invaded the North a second time, followed quickly by the Union release of Civil War 1.6 with the defeat of Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg and Civil War 1.6.1, the surrender of Vicksburg, in July. The Confederates came back with the release of Civil War 1.7, routing the Union at Chickamauga and laying siege to the Union garrison hold Chattanooga. The Union won the Battle of Chattanooga on November, however, with release of Civil War 1.7.1. The Confederacy replied with release of Civil War 1.7.2 in February, 1864 with the first successful submarine attack of the conflict. The release failed to impress, however, when it was later revealed that the entire submarine crew had drowned completing the mission. No problem there, though, because Lincoln released Civil War 1.7.3 shortly thereafter, appointing Grant commander of all Union forces, which kicked off Civil War 1.8, released at the rip-roaring Battle of the Wilderness in May. It had features and excitement galore, including a raging forest fire that burned wounded soldiers alive on both sides. Civil War 1.8.1, the Battle of Cold Harbor, took carnage to new heights as repeated Union assaults against Confederate positions failed to accomplish anything other than massive casualties. That was a hard act to follow, no doubt about it, but the release of Civil War 1.8.3, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, where generals Sherman and Johnston slugged it out in a memorable gore-fest that filled the bill quite well. Later in July, 1864, the Confederate general Jubal Early unexpectedly released Civil War 1.8.4, when his army nearly invaded Washington DC and Lincoln narrowly avoided capture as government bureaucrats were issued muskets and marched up Wisconsin Avenue to fend off the attack at a crossroads in what today is downtown Bethesda, Maryland. The Union shot back with release of Civil War 1.8.5, the Battle of Petersburg Crater. Unfortunately, it featured the incredible Burnside’s Folly mine explosion and the subsequent abject slaughter of Union troops in the Pit, so it might be characterized as a bit of a misfire. The Union more than made up for that, however, with release of Civil War 1.8.6, the Battle of Mobile Bay, where Union Admiral David Farragut earned himself a statue in a Washington DC park by uttering the famous words, “Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!” Then, in September, 1864 Union General Sherman released Civil War 1.8.7, the Fall of Atlanta, effectively destroying the last remaining key Confederate railway hub. Sherman would follow that with Civil War 1.8.8, March to the Sea, completing it on December 10, 1864 with an update, Civil War, the Battle of Savannah – Fall of Fort McAllister and another in January, 1865, Civil War, March Through the Carolinas. April, 1865 saw the release of Civil War 1.9, the Battle of Five Forks, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee abandoned defense of the Confederate capital of Richmond Virginia. This was quickly followed by release of Civil War 1.9.1, the Fall of Richmond, and Civil War 1.9.2, the Battle of Appomattox Court House and Civil War 1.9.3, Confederate Surrender, on April 9, 1865.
That was quickly followed five days later by release of Civil War 2.0, Assassination of the Union Tyrant, by John Wilkes Booth. Now, unlike Civil War 1.x, which lasted just three days short of exactly four years, Civil War 2.x lasted one hundred forty-three years, nine months and eleven days. So there’s even less room here to go through all of the releases than there was for Civil War 1.x, and consequently I will mention only the very important ones. Certainly Civil War 2.1, The Andrew Johnson Administration, which included Civil War 2.1.1, Martyred President’s Lugubrious Mourning, Civil War 2.1.2, Capture and Execution of the Assassins, and Civil War 2.1.3 Presidential Reconstruction and Rage of the Radical Republicans, deserve some note, as does Civil War 2.1.4, Presidential Impeachment 1868. And certainly, neither Civil War 2.2, Radical Reconstruction, with its First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Military District Extension Packs (technically Civil War 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5), nor Civil War 2.3, Invasion of the Carpetbaggers, with its Civil War 2.3.1, Freedman’s Bureau and Civil War 2.3.2, Negroes in Congress Extension Packs, can be overlooked. Nor, for that matter, could Civil War 2.4, The South Strikes Back, with Civil War 2.4.1, Rise of the Ku Klux Klan and Civil War 2.4.2, The Black Codes Extension Packs. Then, in 1871, the US Congress released Civil War 2.5, The Klan Enforcement Act – Suspension of Habeas Corpus. Of the many subsequent Civil War 2.5.x releases, Civil War 2.5.7, Reconstruction Citizens Committees, deserves a nod of recognition in the fight against Southern terrorism during that period. And no summary of Civil War 2.x would be complete without mentioning Civil War 2.6, Jim Crow, with its extension packs for Civil War 2.6.1, Plantation Revival – Sharecropping, Civil War 2.6.2, Midnight Murders and Daylight Lynchings, Civil War 2.6.3, Unlucky 13th Amendment – Petty Crime Involuntary Servitude. Civil War 2.7, Black Voter Suppression, which included Civil War 2.7.1, Literacy Tests, Civil War 2.7.2, Poll Taxes, Civil War 2.7.3 How Many Bubbles in a Bar of Soap and Civil War 2.7.4 Voter Intimidation – Axe Handles and Shotguns at the Voting Booth, were also important releases deserving mention. As the nineteenth century wore on, the US Supreme Court, lead by Chief Justice Melville Fuller (who was not only a complete racist but also a shameless whore for big business robber barons), declared racial discrimination and segregation laws constitutional when it released Civil War 2.8, Plessy versus Ferguson – Separate But Equal. Shortly thereafter, the Daughters of the Confederacy released Civil War 2.9, the South Shall Rise Again – the Lost Cause Myth, with Civil War 2.9.1, The Lost Cause – Confederate Monuments, Civil War, Stone Mountain – The Confederacy’s Mount Rushmore, and Civil War 2.9.2 – The Lost Cause – Jefferson Davis Highway Extension Packs. This was followed by Civil War 2.9.3 – Great Black Migration North, released by several million people of color living in the South.
Then, release of Civil War 2.9.11, Eugenics Compulsory Sterilization Law, by the Indiana state legislature in 1907 made its mark as the first major Civil War release of the twentieth century. It was followed in 1908 by release of Civil War 2.9.12, Black Heavyweight Champion of the World by Jack Johnson, and release of Civil War 2.9.13, Springfield Race Riot, by the white citizens of Springfield, Illinois. In reaction to the latter, W.E.B Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells released Civil War 2.10, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in 1909. About six years after that, D.W. Griffith released Civil War 2.11 – Racist Propaganda Movies – Birth of a Nation. This had several extension pack releases, but most notable were Civil War 2.11.3 – Revival of the Klan, released by Southern whites of the old Confederacy, Civil War 2.11.5, Racist Motion Picture Protests, released by the NAACP, Civil War 2.11.6 – Fire All the Blacks in the Federal Government, which was the first and only release of a Civil War module by President Woodrow Wilson, and Civil War 2.11.9, Tulsa Race Massacre, released by the white citizens of Oklahoma in 1921.
Civil War 2.12, Harlem Renaissance – the New Negro Movement, was released by Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Hubert Harrison and Anne Spenser in 1922. Of particular note among the numerous Civil War 2.12.x releases was Civil War 2.12.4, Harlem Jazz Age, released by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Cab Calloway. It proved extremely popular, even with white people. Civil War 2.13, New Deal Depression Segregation, was released as a reaction to it, and Civil War 2.13.5, White Gospel and Country versus Godless Jungle Music Rumble, featured increased intolerance for African influences in mainstream American culture. Another important contemporary release was Civil War 2.13.9, Black Olympic Gold Medalist, by Jesse Owens, in 1936. Civil War 2.14, A Segregated Military Fights the Axis, was released by the War Department’s urgent need for men to draft shortly after December 7, 1941. Civil War 2.14.19, Black Servicemen Come Back from Europe, and Civil War 2.14.20, Black Servicemen Come Back from the Pacific, both released by the War Department in 1945, featured rampant discrimination in jobs, housing, accommodations and opportunities as well as beatings, lynchings and murders for black servicemen returning to homes in the South. In 1946, however, the packed-full-o’-liberals FDR US Supreme Court released Civil War 2.15, Liberal Justices Take Over the Constitution. The three Expansion Packs, Civil War 2.15.1, Morgan versus Virginia – Y’all Get on This Here Desegregated Bus, Civil War 2.15.2, Shelly versus Kraemer – There Goes Your Neighborhood Honkies, and Civil War 2.15.3, Henderson versus the United States – It Be a Soul Train Now, You Redneck MoFos, sent Southern racists into a world-class tizzy.
Then, in 1947, Jackie Robinson released Civil War 2.16, First Black Athlete in a National White Sport – Major League Baseball Edition, and the very next year President Harry Truman released Civil War 2.17, Executive Order 9980 – Desegregation of the US Military, followed almost immediately by Civil War 2.17.1, Revolt of the Dixiecrats, released by Strom Thurmond and Fielding L. Wright. (It is interesting to note that a related release by Thurmond family domestic servants, Civil War, Strom Thurmond’s Black Love Child, proved to have considerably greater popularity than Civil War 2.17.1 itself.)
But with Civil War 2.18, Brown versus Board of Education – Dick and Jane Gotta Go To School with Tyrone and Sapphire Now, released by Justice Thurgood Marshall and Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1954, the proverbial legal feces hit the societal fan, resulting in the immediate release of Civil War 2.18.1, Black Monday – Integrated Schools Mean the End of Western Christian Civilization, by the White Citizens’ Councils of Mississippi. August 1955 saw the release of Civil War 2.18.2, That Till Boy Gonna Die for Whistling at My Wife, by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam and, in December, Rosa Park’s release of Civil War 2.18.3, I Will Be Riding in the Front of the Bus, Thank You Very Much –Now Please Arrest Me, accompanied by release of Civil War, Gonna Walk Instead – The Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott, by the Right Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil War, Oh, But You’re Wrong, You Know – The National Review Magazine by William F. Buckley. 1956 saw the release of Civil War 2.18.4, Ain’t No [Expletive] N****rs Goin’ to the University of Alabama, by the University of Alabama Student’s Association, followed by Civil War, Autherine Lucy Will Have to Learn Library Science Somewhere Else, by the University of Alabama Board of Governors. The growing national situation culminated with the release, in 1957, of Civil War 2.18.6, The Little Rock Nine Be Going to Central High School, Dammit by the NAACP and Civil War, Executive Order 10730 – Federal Troops Invade Arkansas, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower followed by release of Civil War 2.18.7, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference – What Would Jesus Do? by Bayard Rustin and the Right Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
With release of Civil War 2.19, Sit Ins All Over – You Know the Liberals Got to Notice This, by the Oklahoma NAACP Youth Councils in 1958, the strategies of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violent resistance were introduced into the conflict. Well, on one side, anyway. Meanwhile, in 1959, George Lincoln Rockwell released Civil War 2.19.1, Kick Me Out of the Navy, Will You? –  Okay, I’m Founding the American Nazi Party! Civil War 2.19.5, Lunch at Woolworth’s – Take a Seating for a Beating, released by the Greensboro, North Carolina NAACP Youth Council in 1960, markedly elevated the media element of the encounters. This lead to release of Civil War, Nashville Sit-ins by the Nashville, Tennessee NAACP Youth Council and Civil War, Civil Rights Attorney Bombing by the Nashville Ku Klux Klan. Release of Civil War 2.19.6, The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee – Don’t Get Beat Unless the TV Cameras Are There, followed soon after.
And so it was, in 1961, that the NAACP, SNCC, the SCLC and the Congress of Racial Equality jointly released Civil War 2.20, Freedom Riders – Here Come the Commie Beatnik Yankees and Their Uppity Black Friends, which was followed almost immediately by release of Civil War 2.20.1, Black Muslim Conversion – Undefeated Black Heavyweight Cassius Clay Becomes Muhammad Ali. These were quickly followed by Civil War 2.20.2, Redneck Rage-a-Thon – Git Out the Dogs and Fire Hoses, Gomer, Civil War 2.20.3, Birmingham Crusade – White Riots at the Bus Stations, Civil War, Montgomery Mauling – Tear Gas at the First Baptist Church and Civil War 2.20.4, Explosive Politics – They Don’t Call it Bombingham For Nothing, all released by Bull Connor and the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. Then, in 1962, Governor George Wallace released Civil War 2.20.5, Jefferson Davis Redux – Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever, which was followed in 1963 with Civil War 2.20.6, University of Alabama Integration – 2nd Infantry Division Mobilization released by President John F. Kennedy and Civil War 2.20.7, George Wallace Blockage – The Stand in the Doorway.
Things heated up even more when the US Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson released Civil War 2.20.9, Free At Last – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Muhammad Ali released Civil War, I Am the Greatest – Black Muslim Heavyweight Champion of the World. These were followed by release of Civil War 2.20.10, OK, Darkie, Go Eat At That Restaurant – We Gonna Beat You Senseless For Dessert, by white mobs throughout the South, Civil War 2.20.11, It’s Unconstitutional – Blizzards of Lawsuits to Repeal the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Civil War, That Ain’t No Public Accommodation No More – It’s a Private Club Now, released by Citizens’ Councils in every town in Dixie.
President Johnson and the US Congress responded by release of Civil War 2.21, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 – Look Out, Crackers, Reconstruction’s Back Again. To that, the crackers responded with release of Civil War 2.21.1, Voter Suppression Reimagined – Gerrymandering, Identification Requirements and Voting Procedure Disinformation. The inner city population of Los Angeles released Civil War 2.21.3, Watts Riot – Off the Pigs and Burn the Honkies. Then in 1966, James Meredith and Stokely Carmichael released Civil War 2.21.8, March Against Fear / Black Power – By Any Means Necessary, followed by release of Civil War 2.21.9, The Black Panther Party – Power From the Mouth of a Gun. The reaction was release of Civil War 2.21.10, White Backlash – States Rights and Civil Wrongs by Barry Goldwater, Civil War 2.21.11, White Flight – A Vote for the Gipper is a Vote for Another Proposition 14 by Ronald Wilson Reagan and Civil War 2.21.13, COINTELPRO – Black Panther Edition, by J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Subsequently, in 1967, the Earl Warren and US Supreme Court released Civil War 2.21.13, Loving versus Virginia – Jungle Fever, while the black ghetto residents of Buffalo, New York, Detroit Michigan and Newark New Jersey released Civil War 2.21.16, Northern Cities Urban Core Riots – Got No Opportunity Here Neither, followed by release of Civil War, Keep Your Neighborhood White – Hold That Red Line by the National Association of Realtors. Release of Civil War 2.22, Long Hot Summer – 159 Cities on Fire by urban black populations across the country, occupied the months of June through September.
In 1968, things went pretty much off the rails in America. President Johnson and the US Congress released Civil War 2.23, The Civil Rights Act of 1968 – The Fair Housing Act, black college students released Civil War 2.23.1, Campus Takeover – It’s Our Damn Plantation Now, several thousand poor black people released Civil War 2.24, Resurrection City – Gonna Camp on the Mall ‘Til We Get Some Action Outta Y’all, and James Earl Ray released Civil War 2.25, Too [Expletive] Many [Expletive] Civil Rights Acts – I’m Gonna Shoot Martin Luther King, which was responded to by release of Civil War 2.26, Holy Week Uprising – Burn, Baby, Burn by nearly every urban black population in the United States, featuring Expansion Packs (i.e., Civil War releases 2.26.1.x) for Washington DC, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City, Detroit, New York City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Trenton New Jersey, Wilmington Delaware and Louisville Kentucky. That was one hot release and expansion pack set, as it were – the whole country went up in flames, metaphorically speaking, and about one hundred cities literally did. This was followed by quite a number of Civil War 2.26.x riot- demonstration- and civil disobedience-related releases as American society more or less lost its marbles for the rest of 1968, but the most prominent – and mentionable – was the Democratic Party release, Civil War 2.26.31, The 1968 Democratic Convention – Chicago Police Riot. That year also saw three other memorable releases sparked by the presidential election: Civil War 2.26.32, The Happy Warrior – Hubert Humphrey Loves Black People, by the Democratic Party, Civil War 2.26.33, N****r, N****r, N****r – The George Wallace Campaign, by the American Independent Party, and Civil War 2.26.34, Nixon for President, The Southern Strategy – Come On Y’All, We Are The Genuine But Acceptable Racists Now, by the Republican Party. Clashes between blacks and the police escalated in 1969 with release of Civil War 2.27, Storm Troopers in Blue – War Against the Urban Ghetto, released by the FBI and the Fraternal Order of Police, followed by Civil War 2.27.1 Warrant? We Don’t Need No Stinking Warrant – Fred Hampton Pulled a Gun on Us Expansion Pack, released by the Chicago, Illinois Police Department.
The 1970’s started off with release of Civil War 2.28, Panthers, Hippies, Yippies, Commies and Ho Chi Minh 1, Pigs and Capitalists 0 – The Chicago Seven Acquittal, by Bobby Seale, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Judge Julius Hoffman (no relation) in 1970, followed, in 1971, by release of Civil War 2.29, Now That’s What I Call Some Real Civil Rights – Blacks in Powerful Places, by the Congressional Black Caucus and Civil War 2.29.1 It Be a Movement, That What It Be – People United to Save Humanity by Reverend Jesse Jackson. That year also saw release of Civil War 2.30, Swann versus the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education – Gotta Bus Your Kids All the Way Across Town to That Black School Whitey, by the Chief Justice Warren Burger and the US Supreme Court, and Civil War 2.30.1, School Busing Race Riots – Wicked Pissa Police Overtime, by the white Irish citizens of Boston, Massachusetts. The 1972 presidential election resulted in release of Civil War 2.31, Nixon’s the One – Southern Strategy Redux by the Republicans and Civil War 2.32, He’d Rather be Right than President – the McGovern Campaign, featuring Civil War 2.32.1, Shirley Chisholm for President – Snowball’s Chance in Hell Expansion Pack, by the the Democrats. That year also saw release of Civil War 2.33, This Be Hip-Hop, Honkies – Scratchin’ Records and Playin’ the Dozens by DJ Kool Herc, which set off a decades-long trend of middle class white teenagers annoying their parents by imitating impoverished black inner-city gang members, and release of Civil War 2.34, Roots – Kunta Kinte Tells It Like It Is, by Alex Haley, which set off a decades-long trend of white middle class college students guilt-tripping their parents about four hundred-odd years of slavery and exploitation of African Americans. Civil War 2.35, Our New Mayor is a What? – Blacks Take Over Major Cities, was released by the Democratic Party in 1973. It featured the Civil War 2.35.1, California Dreaming – Tom Bradley, Black Mayor of Los Angeles and Civil War 2.35.2, Georgia Nightmare – Maynard H. Jackson Jr., Black Mayor of Atlanta expansion packs. Those were followed in 1974 by the Civil War 2.35.3, Motown Breakdown – Coleman Young, Black Mayor of Detroit Expansion Pack. In reaction, Robert Grant released Civil War 2.35.4, The American Christian Cause – Evangelicals to the Rescue of White America. 1975 saw the release of Civil War 2.36, Louisville School Busing Race Riot – Ten Thousand Angry Redneck Crackers Fight Eighteen Hundred National Guard Troops, release of Civil War 2.37, Death of Elijah Muhammad – Maybe We Should Try to Integrate with the White Devils Instead, by the Nation of Islam, and release of Civil War 2.38, Black Man, White Sport – The Arthur Ashe Tennis Championship. For the 1976 presidential election, the Republicans released Civil War 2.39, Keep Nixon’s Southern Strategy Going – Gerald Ford is White as Mayonnaise Wink Wink, while the Democrats went with Civil War 2.40, Jiminy Peanuts for President – Not Your Father’s Georgia Dirt Farmer, with Civil War 2.40.1 Don’t Scare Off the Suburban Whites – Jerry Brown’s Too Liberal for Them and Civil War 2.40.2, Black Folk Beware – Mo Udall is a Racist Mormon expansion packs. In 1977, Minister Louis Farrakhan released Civil War 2.41, Don’t Be Fooled, Black Man – They Are Still White Devils in a bid to reclaim control of the Nation of Islam, while President Jimmy Carter released Civil War 2.42, Black Ambassador – Andrew Young Goes to the United Nations with its Civil War 2.42.1, She Ain’t Nobody’s Maid No More – Here’s a Black Woman Running the Department of Housing and Urban Development Expansion Pack, while ABC released Civil War 2.44, Roots, the Miniseries – A Shameless Bid to Collect a Bunch of Emmys, Golden Globes and Peabody Awards, enraging white racists from coast to coast in prime time, full color and stereophonic sound. And in 1978, the US Supreme Court outdid itself, releasing Civil War 2.45, Too Many White Medical Students Anyway – Regents of the University of California versus Bakke, Is Six Opinions Enough Already, featuring the immensely popular Civil War 2.45.1, Extreme Reverse Discrimination Backlash – Lawsuits Up the Wazoo Expansion Pack, while Robert Grant, Paul Weyrich, Terry Dolan, Howard Phillips and Richard Viguerie released Civil War 2.45.2, Christian Voice – Evangelical Whites on the Warpath Against Anything Colored. These developments set things up nicely for Ronald Reagan’s release of Civil War 2.46, Get the Government Off Our Backs (Racist Dog Whistle) – A Vote for the Gipper is a Vote for Law and Order Wink Wink (Lock Up All the Negroes), with its wildly popular Civil War 2.46.1, Welfare Queen Fantasy – You Knew They Are All Lazy Thieves, Didn’t You? Expansion Pack, as well as the Reverend Jerry Falwell’s release of Civil War 2.47, The Moral Majority – The Minorities Are Immoral Naturally, in 1979. This was followed up by release, in 1980, of Civil War 2.48, Jesus is a Conservative, the Bible Tells Me So – White Evangelical Racist March on Washington, by the Reverend Pat Roberts. 1980 also saw release of Civil War 2.48.1, Jimmy Carter Let the Iranians Take Our Diplomats Hostage – And He Loves Negroes, Too, by Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and the Republican Party, Civil War 2.48.2, Jimmy Carter Wrecked the Economy – And He Loves Negroes, Too, by John B. Anderson, and Civil War 2.48.3 I Love Negroes  – And So Should You, by Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Then, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan released Civil War 2.49, Trickle Down Economics – Whip It Out and Trickle Down All Over on the Poor (Especially You Know Who), with its well-known Civil War 2.49.1 War on Drugs – That Stuff Drives Them Crazy So Let’s Just Give Them Life Without Parole (You Know “They” Are Nudge Nudge) Expansion Pack. In 1982, the Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff’s Department released Civil War 2.50, Miracle Valley Shootout – Police Cult Massacre, and the conservative white male students of Yale, Harvard and the University of Chicago Released Civil War 2.51, The Federalist Society – Something Simply Must Be Done About These Liberals, Negroes and Women Who Don’t Shave Their Legs. In 1983, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released Civil War 2.52, Negroes in Space – The First Black Astronaut and the US Congress released Civil War 2.52.1, The Right Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Veto Proof Margin, both of them much to the irritation of President Ronald Reagan. But what really drove him up the wall was release of Civil War 2.52.8, Vanessa Williams – Black Miss America 1984 by the Miss America Pageant. This was followed by release of Civil War, Vanessa Williams Scandal – Black Lesbian Porn Star in 1984, by Penthouse Magazine. That year also saw release of Civil War 2.53, Inner-city Crack Cocaine Explosion – Death in the Streets by All Means Possible, by President Ronald Reagan, Vice President Herbert Walker Bush, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Nicaraguan Contras and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The response was release of Civil War 2.53.1 The Bill Cosby Show – An Unbelievably Successful and Wholesome Black Family, by Hollywood liberals at the National Broadcasting Company. 1985 saw the release of Civil War 2.54, Annihilation of MOVE – The Helicopter Bombing of 6221 Osage Avenue, by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department and the FBI. 1986 kicked off with release of Civil War 2.52.9, Challenger Space Shuttle Launch – Black Astronaut Blows Up in the Sky, by The Reagan Administration and the managers of Morton Thiokol Propulsion Systems, and Civil War 2.55.4, The Oprah Winfrey Show – Uppity Millionaire Black Woman, released by King World Productions. 1987 saw release of Civil War 2.56.5, It Ain’t Just Soul Music No More – Induction of Aretha Franklin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 1988 presidential campaign resulted in release of Civil War 2.57.4, Elect Jesse Jackson – You Don’t Want no Greek Sneakin’ Up Behind You, which unfortunately did not result in Jackson winning the Democratic nomination from front-runner Michael Dukakis, who, with the Democratic Party, released Civil War 2.57.8, I’m A Second Generation Immigrant Myself – So You Know I Love Negroes, Right? followed by release of Civil War 2.57.9, Stay the Course – I Was Reagan’s Vice President (Wink Wink), by George Herbert Walker Bush and the Republican Party. Civil War 2.58, Overtown Riot – Some Beaner Cop Shot a Brother, was released in 1989 by the Miami Police Department and the residents of the Overtown black ghetto. Civil War 2.59, Yes, Sir General Colin Powell – First Black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Civil War 2.60, Governor L. Douglas Wilder – It Ain’t Yo Great-grandfather’s State of Virginia No More were released by the US Congressional Democrats and the voters of Virginia, respectively. That year also saw release of Civil War 2.61, Central Park Honky Chick Investment Banker Beat Down – She Don’t Be Joggin’ Here No More, by eight wilding inner-city teenage boys, and Civil War 2.61.2, Give Them The Death Penalty – They’re Only Animals Anyway, by Donald J. Trump.
Civil War 2.62, the Civil Rights Bill of 1990 – Bleeding Heart Liberal Wet Dream, released by Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative Augustus Hawkins was met almost immediately by release of Civil War 2.62.1, Stop the Lefty Flim Flam Bill – Got to Veto that Sucker by Charles Fried and President George Herbert Walker Bush. This was followed by release of Civil War 2.62.3 Well How About This Then – The Civil Rights Act of 1991 by Senator John Danforth, and release of Civil War 2.63, Them Hymies Run Everything, Let’s Get ‘Em – The Crown Heights Riot by the black citizens of Brooklyn, New York. 1992 saw release of Civil War 2.65, The Rodney King Riots – No, It Don’t Look Like We Can All Just Get Along, Actually. Senator Jesse Helms released Civil War 2.67, The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1993 – The South Shall Rise Again, which died in committee. 1994 saw release of Civil War 2.68, The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act – Golly Gee, Looks Like These People Are Just Criminal Predators, I Guess, by President Bill Clinton and Senator Joseph R. Biden. Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the US Supreme Court reluctantly released Civil War 2.69, Miller versus Johnson – Gerrymandering Congressional Districts on the Basis of Race is Kind of Sort of Unconstitutional in 1995, and the black citizens of St. Petersburg, Florida released Civil War 2.72, No Mo’ Racial Profilin’ Dammit – Lootin’ ‘n’ Shootin’ in the Sunshine State in 1996. In reaction, Congressional Republicans and the Federalist Society released Civil War 2.73, White Rights Forever, The Civil Rights Bill of 1997 – We Couldn’t Repeal the 1964 Act Two Years Ago So We’re Going to Keep Trying Until We Do. The New York Police Department released Civil War 2.77, We Didn’t Know He Was Standing at His Own Front Door – The Amadou Diallo Shooting, in 1999, followed by Civil War 2.77.1 The Cops Killed Our Baby – A Sixty-One Million Dollar Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Amadou Diallo’s parents and Civil War 2.77.2, Forty-one Shots Ten Cents – Two Hundred and Fifty Cops Picket the New Yorker, by the NYPD.
The 2000 presidential election saw release of Civil War 2.78, I Was Clinton’s Vice President – I Love Negroes As Much As He Does by Al Gore and the Democratic Party, and Civil War 2.79, I’m the Son of Reagan’s Vice President – You Know What That Means About You Know Who (Wink Wink) by George W. Bush and the Republican Party. Police tactics and the relationship between the police and citizens of color heated up considerably the new millennium. In 2001, the black ghetto residents of Cincinnati released Civil War 2.80, Over the Rhine and Up Your Backside – Racial Profiling and Police Brutality Suck. The black citizens of Benton Harbor, Michigan Released Civil War 2.86, Burn This Place Down – Police Chase [Expletive]-Up, in 2003, followed by release of Civil War 2.91, Sticks and Stones Be Breakin’ Yo Bones – No Nazis Marchin’ Here by the black citizens of Toledo in 2005, which set back the Ohio skinhead movement a good five years at least. The 2004 presidential election resulted in release of Civil War 2.92, Gosh I’m So Handsome – Of Course the Blacks Will Vote For Me, by Senator John Kerry and the Democratic Party, replied to with Civil War 2.93, I’m Still the Son of Reagan’s Vice President – And You Still Know What That Means (Wink Wink). A fraught black versus Latino confrontation in Fontana, California resulted in the 2006 release of Civil War 2.95, FoHi Blow Out – Pep Rally Riot by the students of Fontana High School after local police decided to calm things down with bean bags launched from shotguns and tear gas. Being a black high school student became even more problematic in 2008 with release of Civil War 2.103, The Locke High School Riot – Break It Up Kids Before We Break Your Heads by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Meanwhile, the American Real Estate Industrial Sector released Civil War 2.86, You Too, Can Live in a McMansion, Rastus – The Subprime Mortgage Bubble in 2004. Then, the US Financial Sector released Civil War 2.99, World Economic Meltdown – The Subprime Mortgage Crisis in 2007. 2008 saw the release of Civil War 2.105, Buddy Can You Spare Ten Thousand Dollars – The Great Recession, by the US Economy, followed by release of Civil War 2.105.1 Black Folk Evictions – Sorry, Rastus, You Gonna Lose That McMansion, by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and US Mortgage Banking Industry. Then came Civil War 2.112, Here Come De Black President, Y’all – The Obama Candidacy, released by the Democratic Party, followed by release of Civil War 2.115, Obama Can’t Be President – He’s An Islamic Arab Who Was Born in Kenya, by Donald J. Trump, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, release of Civil War 2.116, No, Wait, People, Sarah Palin and I Can Fix This, Really – The John McCain Campaign, by the Republican Party, and release of Civil War 2.118, 2008 November Election – Obama Wins. So things really blew up on New Year’s Day 2009, when the killing of a young black man by a group of Bay Area Transit Authority policemen resulted in release of Civil War 2.120, BART Cop Murder Riot – Gonna Fight on the Train and in the Streets If We Wanna by the black citizens of Oakland, California. And so it was, that Civil war 2 ended on January 20, 2009 with release of Civil War 2.124, The Inauguration of America’s First Black President – Whatcha Gonna Do Now, Cracker?
Civil War 3.0, One Term Black Presidency – Our Sacred Duty as White Christian Americans was released the next day by Senator Mitch McConnell. Following that, Civil War 3.1, White Power Oppressed No More – The Tea Party Movement, was released on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in February by Rick Santelli. In 2010, the Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Department released Civil War 3.2., Tasered and Suffocated – What Happens to Uppity Blacks Like David Smith When They Talk Back to White Cops, which was followed by release of Civil War 3.2.1, Cops Smothered a Mentally Ill Man – A Three Million Dollar Wrongful Death Lawsuit, by the family of David Smith. In 2011, the Republican Parties of Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and West Virginia released Civil War 3.3, Voter Fraud is Real and Big Deal – Let’s See Some Government ID, Shorten the Early Voting Period and Stop Fraudulent Voting by You Know Who Wink Wink, which was followed by release of Civil War 3.3.1, This Is Just a Transparent Ploy by the Republicans to Steal the Election – Somebody Stop Them for God’s Sake, by the Democratic Party. 2011 ended with release of Civil War 3.5, Car Chase Death Penalty – The Shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith by Officer Jason Stockley, by the St. Louis, Missouri Police Department, followed by release of Civil War 3.5.1, Let Justice Be Done, Very Slowly – Big Long Delay in Prosecution, by the St. Louis Missouri District Attorney’s Office.
Civil War 3.6, Four More Years of Hope – The Second Obama Candidacy was released in 2012 by the Democratic National Convention, only to be followed by Civil War 3.7, Not So Fast There, Bleeding Heart Liberals – Mitt Romney’s Going To Take Charge for the White People, by the Republican National Committee. 2012 also saw the release of Civil War 3.9, That Boy in the Hoodie Looked Suspicious – The Trayvon Martin Shooting by George Zimmerman and the Sanford, Florida Neighborhood Watch. And 2012 ended with release of Civil War 3.11, Here’s Your Worst Nightmare Mitch McConnell – A Two Term Obama Presidency on November 6, followed by immediate release of Civil War 3.12, That Does It, Nothing Is Going to Pass the Senate – Filibuster-O-Rama by Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republican Caucus.
2013 saw release of Civil War 3.13, Shelby versus Holder – There Goes the Voting Rights Act by the United States Supreme Court, as well as  Civil War 3.14, Gotta Do Somethin’ ‘Bout This Damn Racism – Black Lives Matter, by Patrisse Cullors, DeRay Mckesson, Tel Poe and a bunch of other people who will probably send me angry emails for not mentioning their names. Then, 2014 gave the world the release of Civil War 3.15, Twelve Bullets for a Swisher Sweets Thief – Struggle for the Cheap Cigars and the Gun, by local bully Micheal Brown Jr. and Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson, followed by release of Civil War 3.17 Hands Up, Don’t Shoot – The Ferguson Riots, Civil War 3.19, State Trooper Invasion – Governor Jay Nixon’s Marshal Law Solution and Civil War 3.19.1, What the Hell is Going On Here Anyway – The US Department of Justice Ferguson Investigation. Also in 2014, the NYPD released Civil War 3.21, Eric Garner, Loosie Cigarette Man – Staten Island Choke Hold, which was followed by Civil War 3.21.1, Massive National Protests – No Death Penalty for Selling Loosies, by the Reverend Al Sharpton, WalkRunFly Productions, Daniel J. Watts and various outraged citizens of Boston, Washington DC., New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Berkeley, California, with simultaneous release of Civil War 3.21.2, Kill Two Cops and Then Commit Suicide – But Not Before Telling the Negotiators You Did It Because of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, by Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Subsequently, the Cleveland, Ohio Police Department released Civil 3.27, Shot a Twelve Year Old with a Toy Gun at a Playground – Tough Love and Justice for Tamir Rice, followed by Civil War 3.27.1, Six Million Dollar Wrongful Death Lawsuit – It Was A Toy Gun, Dammit, by Tamir Rice’s family. In 2015, Dylann Roof released Civil War 3.28, Moronic Massacre – Trump Dupe’s Butchery in the House of God.  That year also saw the Baltimore City Police release of Civil War 3.29, Toss Him in the Blender, Hon – The Fatal Paddy Wagon Ride of Freddie Gray. The response was release of Civil War 3.29.1, Downtown on Fire – Burn, Loot and Throw Stuff, by the black youth of Baltimore City. The response to that was Civil War 3.29.2, Hogan’s Heroes – The Governor Calls Out the National Guard.
Civil War 3.33, Here’s a Facebook Video of a Cop Killing My Boyfriend in Front of My Four Year Old – The Philando Castile Traffic Stop, was released in 2016 by Diamond Reynolds, followed by release of Civil War 3.33.1, He Was Smoking Marijuana In Front of That Four Year Old – Of Course I Feared for My Life, by Jeronimo Yanez of the St. Anthony, Minnesota Police Department, which was responded to by Civil War 3.33.2, Molotov Cocktails, 102 Arrests and 21 Officers Injured – The Interstate 94 Riot, by the black citizens of Minneapolis and surrounding towns. Also released, by the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Police Department, was Civil War 3.36, Alton Sterling Was Selling Bootleg CDs in 2016 – How Suspicious Can You Get? Of Course We Shot Him, which was followed by release of Civil War 3.36.1, No Justice, No Peace – I’m Gonna Ambush the Police by Micah Xavier Johnson. 2016 also saw release of Civil War 3.37, Gotta Take a Knee – Symbolically Fighting Racism on the Football Field, by Colin Kaepernick, followed by release of Civil War 3.37.1, Kaepernick? Who’s He? – the NFL Cold Shoulder, and Civil War 3.37.2, Colin Kaepernick versus the NFL – Conspiracy or What? Reaction continued with release of Civil War 3.37.3, Taking a Knee – National Anthem Protests Against Racism, by various NFL and NBA players and Civil War 3.37.4, Moronic White Males at the Best – Here Come the Proud Boys, by Gavin McInnes. 2016 was also a presidential election year, of course, and that resulted in release of Civil War 3.38, We’ve Lost Our Minds in an Orgy of Racism, Xenophobia, White Grievance and Resentment – Donald J. Trump for President, by the Republican Party, followed with release, by Hillary Rodham Clinton and a spineless Democratic Party leadership completely intimidated by her ruthless tactics and her vicious attitude similar to a gut-ripping harpy, of Civil War 3.39, They’ve Lost Their Minds in an Orgy or Racism, Xenophobia, White Grievance and Resentment – How Could You Possibly Vote for Them?
2017 started out with release of Civil War 3.40, Nyah, Nyah, Nyah – Trump Won the Election, Now The Federal Government Is Gonna Be a Complete Farce, followed with release, by the Democratic Party, of Civil War 3.40.1 Liberal Freak Out – How Could Those Morons Out There Possibly Have Voted for Trump? 2017 also saw release of Civil War 3.41, Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – The Sham Trial and Not Guilty Verdict of Officer Jason Stockley, followed by immediate release of Civil War 3.41.1, Pre-emptive Activation of the National Guard – We Don’t Allow No Riotin’ Round Here, by Missouri Governor Eric R. Greitens, release of Civil War 3.41.2, Let’s Throw Bricks At the Mayor’s House – The Stoning of Lyda Krewson, and release of Civil War 3.41.3, Let’s Tear Gas Those Protesters – Armed Troops Versus Angry Black People with Bricks by the Missouri National Guard. Civil War 3.42, Unite the Right – Charlottesville March to Save a Stupid Statue of Robert E. Lee, was released in August by a coalition of the Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazis, followed immediately by release of Civil War 3.42.1 Antifa Counter-demonstration – Get the Racist Scumbags Out of Charlottesville, by the American Left, Civil War 3.42.2, State of Emergency – Virginia State Trooper to the Rescue, by Governor Terry McAuliffe, and Civil War 3.42.3 Neo Nazi Vehicular Homicide – Out of My Way, You Filthy Communists, by James Alex Fields Jr.
2018 gave us Civil War 3.44, Ditzy White Woman Cop Kills A Black Man Because She Thought His Apartment Was Hers – Botham Jean Murdered While Eating Ice Cream on His Own Sofa by Officer Amber Guyger of the Dallas Texas, Police Department, followed by Civil War 3.47, Don’t Care If Stephon Clark Was In His Granny’s Back Yard – That Cell Phone Looked Like a Gun So We Shot Him, released by the Sacramento, California Police Department, followed by release of Civil War 3.47.1, The Hell You Say, Ain’t No Place Safe From the Popo – The Interstate 5 Shutdown Protest by Black Lives Matter, and release of Civil War 3.47.2, Solidarity T-Shirt Display – Look What On Them, by members of the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings. That year also brought us release of Civil War 3.50, Fire Those Sons of Bitches – Taking a Knee Insults America, by President Donald J. Trump. 2019 saw release, by Justin Smollett, of Civil War 3.53, Attack on a Great Black Actor by MAGA Goons – An Outrage Against Everything America Stands For, followed by release of Civil War 3.53.1, The Attack on Jussie Smollett Was a Hoax – Some Kind of Sick Publicity Stunt, Apparently, by the Chicago Police Department and the Cook Country Grand Jury. This was followed with release, by the Fort Worth, Texas Police Department, of Civil War 3.55, Shot Through Her Bedroom Window While Her Little Boy Watched – Some 911 Welfare Check That Was, Huh? This was followed by release of Civil War 3.55.1, Fort Worth Police Murder – No Excuse For It, by the NAACP, followed by release of Civil War 3.55.2, And She Had A Gun OK? – The Cop Did Nothing Wrong, by the Fort Worth, Texas Police Department. In the midst of this, the New York Times released Civil War 3.56, The 1619 Project – Let’s Get the Racists Really Worked Up Now, Shall We? Civil War 3.60, Shot Dead in Bed – The Breonna Taylor Shooting was released by the Louisville, Kentucky Police Department, followed by release of Civil War 3.60.1, Riots in the Streets of Louisville – She Was a Paramedic, You Stupid Crackers, followed by release of Civil War 3.60.2, Her Ex-boyfriend Was a Drug Dealer – And Her Current Boyfriend Had a Gun, by the Louisville, Kentucky Police Department. Civil War 3.62, A Knee on the Neck – Killing of George Floyd, was also released 2020, followed by release of Civil War 3.62.1, Officer Chauvin Followed Procedure – And Besides, Floyd Was Pushing Counterfeit Bills, by the Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Department, followed by release of Civil War 3.62.5, Riots in the Streets of Minneapolis – Looting Is Just Reparations, Whitey, followed by release of Civil War 3.62.7, When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts – Unhelpful White House Meddling by President Donald J. Trump, followed by release of Civil War 3.62.8, Desecrate Every God Damned Confederate Statue and Monument in America  –  Bring Your Sledgehammer, by enraged people of color everywhere. 2020 kicked off with release of Civil War 3.63, Pull the Trigger and Shoot a N****r – The Murder of Ahmaud Arbery by Travis and Gregory McMichael, quickly followed by release of Civil War 3.63.1, Nothing to See Here, Folks – Move Along, Now by the Glynn County, Georgia Police Department and release of Civil War 3.63.2, What the F***k You Mean, Nothing?  – Them Crackers Done Made a Video of the Entire Murder! by the WGIG Web site, and release of Civil War 3.63.3, How Stupid Can You White Trash Idiots Get?  – Put Your Hands Behind Your Back, You Are Under Arrest, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. And since 2020 is yet another presidential election year, Trump and the Republican Party have released Civil War 3.64, White Suburbanites Beware – Vote for Democrats and They Will Make Black People Move Into Your Neighborhoods, while the Democrats have released Civil War 3.65, Joe Biden Is a Nice Man Who Loves Black People – And He’s Not Senile, OK? Things continued to heat up, however, with release of Civil War 3.66, Crazy Naked Spade on PCP – The Killing of Daniel Prude, by the Rochester, New York, Police Department, Civil War 3.66.1,  and Well Done, Crazy White Kid with an AR-15 –  The Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting Spree by the Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department. To this I would add, by way of conclusion, that the Black MBA Candidates of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business recently released Civil War 3.67, Fire That Professor, He Used a Chinese Word That Sounds Like the N-Word – Hashtag Cancel Culture, Hashtag Black Lives Matter, followed by release of Civil War 3.67.1, That Professor is Suspended – We Are So Very, Very Sincerely and Deeply Sorry, by the USC Board of Regents on September 4, 2020, followed by release of Civil War 3.67.2, Of Course I Resign and Will Walk Barefoot in a Hair Shirt Through the First Snowstorm I Can Find in Southern California – The Groveling Apology of One Extremely PC Woke White Man, by Professor Greg Patton, the day before yesterday.
So there you have it, readers both international and American – if anybody tells you it looks like the United States of America is heading for a civil war, you can tell them not to worry about that – because the United States of America has always been fighting a civil war, and has been fighting it since the year 1790, and will probably always be fighting a civil war, paying, like some Biblical tribe wandering in the Wilderness, for its Original Sin – the sin of slavery and the vile rationalizations that evil people invented to justify it. These are the vicious myths and specious arguments that today, constitute the cancer of racism which has metastasized throughout our culture. And with that, I will note the root of this perennial problematic penance that Americans have been forced to pay has, for at least the last one hundred and fifty-five years, been the obdurate stubbornness of certain white folks who still cling to those reprehensible ideas and foolishly refuse to let slip from their grasp the absurd fantasies spun around them – people who refuse to relinquish their misguided nostalgia for fraudulent memories of a life, economy and culture that was cruel, unjust and altogether wicked.
These are the crackers, the bedrock of unreconstructed racism in American society – and do you know how to determine if a cracker has terminal Alzheimer’s?
I will tell you: they have forgotten everything but the Civil War.