Time for a meta observation. The rhetoric is getting increasingly violent, and after what happened to Scalise we should perhaps take it seriously.
What we’re seeing here is the moral narcissism of the far left at its ugliest. They want to start killing people because they feel those people are the evil ones, and nothing less than killing them has worked. But what if killing doesn’t work?
The first American civil war did not work out well for the Confederacy. Just saying.
Now, if you truly believe your cause is so mind-bogglingly righteous that anyone who opposes you is subhuman by definition, then it makes sense to do whatever it takes to destroy that subhuman enemy. If the zombies are invading, destroy the zombies before they destroy humanity. But here’s the problem: if all this is true, why do you keep losing, over and over again? Why does the “idiot” and “fascist” other side keep winning… “unexpectedly?”
Face it. The universe has taken sides, and it hasn’t taken your side. The very fabric of reality is signaling that your cause is not just.
This is what Lost Cause Theory refuses to accept. God was not on the side of the South. He just wasn’t. The South lost the war because reasons. But those reasons add up to something, and they refuse to do the math.
Abraham Lincoln tried to forgive the South, for the sake of national unity and good feeling. John Wilkes Booth made it perfectly clear what he thought of that. And Booth proved his point by making it. You can offer forgiveness, but you can’t force it on people. If they won’t admit they were wrong, even a little bit, then forgiveness is a dead letter.
To offer forgiveness is condescension. It presumes moral superiority. The Union Army had won for Lincoln the right to condescend. But he was still saying, in effect: “we were right all along, you were wrong all along, and it’s time for you to admit it so we can all move on.” This is something that moral narcissists cannot bear. Booth would literally rather die than admit that. And die he did. Fucking stupid honor culture.
Something to think about for when the Reconstruction begins. Don’t burn all your bridges, lefties. It’s not all about you, and if you try to make it all about you, it will go even worse for you.