Historian’s Warning: America Looks “Eerily Similar” To Pre-Civil War

by | Oct 2, 2019 | Headline News | 48 comments

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    A historian has warned that America today looks like it did in the days before the Civil War. Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor at Boston College who is a supposed expert in 19th century America, laid out on Twitter what she described as the “eerily similar” parallels after President Donald Trump’s controversial civil war tweets.

    Trump, who is facing impeachment by the House of Representatives over the Ukraine-Biden affair, tweeted comments made on Fox News by the evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress that the president’s removal “will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Richardson agreed, saying there are “eerily similar” parallels after Trump’s controversial civil war tweets.

    According to a report by Newsweek, Richardson likened “movement conservatives” to the “slaveholder elites” of the pre-Civil War period.

    “The parallels between the consolidation of elite slaveowners’ power from 1830-1860 and the rise of Movement Conservatives from 1954-2019 are eerily similar,” Richardson said, remarking that they both took power by “denigrating black Americans.”

    “Their racial dog whistles won voters and they began to pass laws that moved wealth upward. The more those laws hurt regular people, the more they doubled down on racism against all POC, and then turned on ‘Feminazis,’ all of whom they said threatened white men’s liberty.

    “As they got richer and lost popular support, they came to believe they were the nation’s natural leaders who should rule even as people turned against their policies. They stayed in power by gaming the system: gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a compliant SCOTUS.

    “But that is now crumbling. When Trump threatens civil war, he is not just talking about saving his own hide; he is calling for his supporters to rally around race and gender so they protect the oligarchy that has been gathering power for a generation or more.” –Newsweek

    It’s amazing that the most brainwashed people in this country can’t see that the entire government has enslaved everyone in every country around the world.  If we really want to talk about slavery, all people need to withdraw support from the only master left: the governments. While there may be some parallels that could be discussed, it isn’t the exact same scenario.  Now, the only people claiming to have authority over others are those in the government, and that goes for all parties.

    On Monday morning, Trump tweeted out the comments made by Pastor Jeffress, an action one Harvard law professor said was an impeachable offense in and of itself. Trump tweeted: “‘Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can’t put down the Impeachment match.

    “They know they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, and they’re increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t win against him in 2020, and Impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald J. Trump – And the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process.

    Spoiler Alert: The Most Dangerous Superstition is the belief in authority.  The belief that some people make rightful masters and others have an obligation to obey.

    The primary threat to freedom and justice is not greed, or hatred, or any of the other emotions or human flaws usually blamed for such things. Instead, it is one ubiquitous superstition which infects the minds of people of all races, religions, and nationalities, which deceives decent, well-intentioned people into supporting and advocating violence and oppression. Even without making human beings one bit more wise or virtuous, removing that one superstition would remove the vast majority of injustice and suffering from the world.


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      1. The ravings of a Boston College idiot. Naturally, she has everything exactly backwards. “Movement Conservatives”. Really?
        It’s a continual wonder that these people can feed themselves.

        • Exactly. It is left-wing groups like Antifa that are promoting violence. It is Marxist, Socialist, Communist ideas enforced at gunpoint that have led to all the wars and genocide of the 20th Century.

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          There is a difference, between traditional, social conservatives and what amounts to a Stalinist warmongerer and police statist.

          • Once again Clown shows everyone what an idiot he is.
            Stalinists are LEFT wing you f*cking moron. so are totalitarian police statists.

            • Communism has a left and a right wing, imo.

              A destabilizing, demoralizing, revolutionary stage and a warlike, ultra-nationalist, socially-utilitarian stage, where PE and parade attendance would be mandatory.

              I am differentiating between statism and the historical loyalties of non-state actors.

        • Thomas Chittum, author of Civil War II, was closer to correct. Many of his predictions have either come to pass, or very close, and he was off on others. He comes closer to the real reasons why this is coming, something marxtards cannot bare.

        • Yep!

      2. There have been article after article on many different sites by some pretty good authors saying that we are heading into the direction of a Civil War 2. Even Selco at ” The Organic Prepper” has done a piece on it, and he went through a Civil War already in Bosnia. Fernando at ” The Modern Survivalist” ( see his recent video) and Rawles at ” Survival Blog” have also forecasted coming civil unrest.
        My gut tells me that the SHTF by election and the Senate may not save Trump either. Then, as this whole b.s. impeachment is a frame up, DOES HE DECLARE MARTIAL LAW?

        • To save the Republic and Constitution , I would

          • Busbenches, portapotties, phonebooths, theaters, museums, and buffets. You can tell wherever a liberal interest has passed through.

            Why were domestic terrorists coddled, for roughly 50yrs, between the snivel rights era and present day, leading up to the breaking point.

            (At that point, I am fit, able to document and groom myself, to control my animal impulses, and pay attention.)

            Then, what happens after martial law.

            • My aren’t you just wonderful. I bet you kiss your pretty face every day in the mirror.

              • Potty training seems to set me apart, on this street.

                It’s possible that someone who stays out of the way of exercises is less interesting than the rebels without a cause, who spat upon the mayor’s pretty daughters. Just maybe.

        • Man I really don’t want to play cowboys and liberals, but I will defend myself as best I can ageist those crazies.

      3. The civil war has been temporarily postponed until rocky road ice cream goes off sale at walmart.

      4. In the local news, were a couple of funerals — one for a bullied person, one for a vet with no family.

        I felt, where were all the well-wishers, just prior their lonely passing. Where was the loyalty when it was needed most.

        “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.”
        — Luke 6:32

        I find that people of the last few generations are disloyal, in their own community of interest, even when identity politics was supposed to be the lowest common denominator — even for sinners.

        I turned over a pot in the greenhouse, and found that some slugs stayed close, together.

        Mark 13, Matthew 10 and 24, Luke 12
        “And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death.”

        Why wouldn’t they. I’ve heard plenty of comments, that can ever be taken back, over bad cable tv, kitschy music, and cheap snacks. Every square inch, every penny, moment, and split hair, is some kind of tacky, territorial pissing — forever and to the bitter end.

        “Brother against brother” is a slogan used in histories of the American Civil War, describing the predicament faced in families (primarily, but not exclusively, residents of border states) in which their loyalties and military service were divided between the Union and the Confederacy.”

        I bet, over a plug nickel.

        Half of you want it for a communist posterchild and half for a fascist, to hell with God and family.

        • You want to know how it all ends? Read the last book written by the Apostle John.

          Oh try Luke 22-23, sell your coat and buy a sword.

          • It does not say, we take the mark of the Harlot.

            It says, some mercantile nation, epicenter of moral vices, and military hammer over all the Earth — whichever country that is — is hated, consumed, and burned by the Beast.

            There is a mark of the Beast.

      5. The globalist having been working on this for decades.
        Obama was PUT in to aid in bringing The USA down.
        The Liberals are working with these Globalist.
        The liberals are dying to get our guns – I wonder why!

        I pray that we still have Alpha Males and our that our liberal education system has not made the younger generation effeminate snowflakes.

        I am old – but i am ready – so bring it on and ammo up!

      6. The wealthy get wealthier. Isn’t that what capitalism is all about? Capitalism and democracy do not mix as seen clearly. Capitalism requires the police state to survive, damn the consequences.

        • “Capitalism requires the police state to survive”

          What a shockingly stupid thing to say.

          • You know what happens when you run out of cheap living space, labor, and other critical resources, yet can no longer imagine them into the ledger.

        • Capilalism is the freedom to enter into or not deals with your own property. Democracy is magority rules or mob rules. We are a constational republic not teaching about history has lead to your confuson. Between your lack of US history and my bad spelling we make a helluva pair.

      7. Only one thing that caught my eye in the article was
        ” If we really want to talk about slavery, all people need to withdraw support from the only master left: the governments.”
        Realistically that isn’t going to happen.
        Look to yourself, get out of the city.

        • Your on spot with that advice…

          Cities will be the new killing fields…

          I’m on a farm and will hunker down with my neighbors…

          It feels like the Republic is already irretrievably lost…

        • Rellik, I already did so as of July. Hoping the war will pass me and the family by but I doubt it. still stacking.

      8. You fat, out of shape, unconditioned, Walter Mittey warrior wanna bes with black rifles/keyboard warriors, might want to take a “Chill Pill”. Take a breath. Slow it down. Be Frosty chilled.

        Those that have seen war would AVOID war at All cost, on US soil.. You do NOT want Bosnia in USA. Bad idea.

        We ALL need to get along. Don’t be provoked by fringe elements on either side of fence. Same fence.

        Politicians and media in Bosnia-Serbia stirred and fired people up that had lived decades in Peace. Politicians and Media talked people into MURDERING their neighbors. “Divide and Conquer.”

        Are you people that STUPID? Are the American people that stupid? Don’t be. War is Destruction, DEATH. War is for Fools.

        There really are people out there that want to KILL ALL Americans:
        * China is importing Fetenoyl. Chem warfare against our young people.
        * Mexican cartels importing DEATH in the form of drugs.
        * George Soros is trying to start a War. ARREST him.
        * American News Media owned by foreign interests wants Americans to kill each other and start wars.
        * China WANTS to DESTROY the USA. China wants to destroy America and rule the world. Open your eyes.

        With all this in mind. You might want to come Together as Americans and prepare for a upcoming Bad Day. Bad decades ahead.

        Love each other as Brothers and Sisters. Because beyond these shores, there are some Very Evil people that really are out to get you. North Korea-China-Iran, various factions wearing dirty night shirts and who wipe their ass with a bare hand.

        Be Peaceful. Take a breath or two. Calm. Say a prayer or 12. Appreciate what a Good country we have, as compared to much of the world. So let’s NOT mess that up. Love one another.

        We are Americans and children of the God of Jesus Christ.

        Be Frosty-Cool-Chill-Squared Away-Peacful.
        And get into better physical shape.

        • Within these shores of ours are some very nasty genocidal Socialists, just waiting for total power, to steal, kill and destroy.

          The Alinsky Frankfort School Socialists have been incrementally installing Socialism/Marxism and brainwashing our kids, indeed a whole generation, and are about to overthrow and coup a president and disarm us. And this guy wants us to “cool our jets”.

          Secession is the only way, we must seperate from these vicious Democrat Devils. Actually, when the secessions start, it will be easier than what you all might think. It’ll be a walk in the park. Can you even imagine a nerdy liberal willing to stop us? They are less than paper tigers, their resistance will collapse like a cheap card table. The nerdy socialists cannot fight their way out of a wet paper bag. Believe me.

      9. The college admission scam has been going on for decades. It explains how so many brain dead spawn end up being experts with high paying jobs.

      10. I sell guns at the largest gun store in America. I speak to literally hundreds of people per week. Civil is indeed on many people’s mind. It is about race, or religion or nationality. It is about greed, political correctness and socialism. I don’t believe the next civil war will be anything like the first one because it won’t be so much regional but neighborhood, neighbor to neighbor. Everyone is mad but they don’t know who the should be mad other than Congress and politicians. World wide stupid is at an all time high and we are reaping its rewards.

      11. Do you know, in order to have a civil war, people would actually have to get off of their cell phones and computers and literally fight?? LOL! Aint happening folks! Not in THIS day and age….

      12. As long as we have electricity there won’t be any Civil War. The masses are too lazy to fight. The have the Fed, and State aid coming in, and the only thing they want to kill is the person wearing the wrong colors.

        As for us Patriots as long as Trump is in office we won’t do a thing. Now if he gets impeached the light just might go out., and then look out. The 3% or better might just have had enough of the B.S. from the left and then we close down the cities. Where most of them live. Nothing in nothing out. Its coming and it isn’t going to be pretty. It won’t be like the last C.W. it will be more brutal.

        I pray I’m in Tennessee when it does happen.

        • A civil war is when there are at least two factions fighting for control of the SAME gov’t and nation. The War Between the States was not a civil war. The South was a different nation with its own territory, gov’t, institutions, military, constitution, etc. They had absolutely no desire to control the northern states. In fact, J. Davis declared he had no interest in who was president of the northern states or how they managed their affairs. He stated he wanted only peace and commerce.

        • A civil war is when there are at least two factions fighting for control of the SAME gov’t and nation. The War between the States was not a civil war. The South was a different nation with its own territory, gov’t, institutions, military, constitution, etc. They had absolutely no desire to control the northern states. In fact, J. Davis declared he had no interest in who was president of the northern states or how they managed their affairs. He stated he wanted only peace and commerce.
          Sgt. D is correct, today, a war on Amer. soil would be even worse because it wouldn’t be a war in the classic sense. Today, there would be no stragegic based fight for territory or tactical based fight for terrain, rather, the fight would be for resources. Large numbers of small marauding armies or gangs would sweep across the land with barbarity, pillage, rape, violence, murder and senseless destruction. They will not restore order or peace or safety as an army would, they will only bring death, cruelty, misery.
          The average individual soldier, both North and South was a vastly higher quality person in character, conscience, sense of decency, and morality. The majority were actually practicing Christians, even during the war. They were also far more resourceful and self-sufficient. You won’t see much of that today should organized society break down.

        • Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand.

          Comfederate General Robert E.Lee

          • *Confederate (sigh)

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            • Anonymous, watch your tongue about General Lee. He nailed it perfectly. History has already proven him to be right.

              • Conservatives like to say how the Democrats were the party of the Klan, but do not like to say how Republicans were the party of radical Reconstruction (affirmative action, reparations).

        • Sarge, good points. I also hope you make to TN before it happens. At least I’m out of the city aka future killing field now. I also believe civil war 2 will be far worse than the last one.

          • Deplorable..yes Tenn is the place to be !

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      14. The US “Civil War” 1861-1865 was a War Of Secession not a Civil War. The Southern States wanted to leave the Union which by any intellectually honest reading of the US Constitution, specifically the 10th Amendment, they had every right to do so. Today the nation is socially and politically fragmented. Unlike 1861-1865 this is a winner take all. It’s possible that such a fragmentation could be applied geographically thereby morphing into a “War Of Secession” as sides decide to agglomerate. With this in mind the now productive states with agriculture and energy part ways with the former, now eviscerated manufacturing states and with it their cities filled with the economically dependent. I can’t imagine this getting that bad unless a great series of Black Swan events of huge magnitude take place dramatically increasing the turmoil. In this event the loyalty of the National Guard units, State v Federal would be paramount.

        • The Black Swan events pushing the nation into a civil war would have to include the unavailability of food and energy. One could theorize that to be the outcome of an international war. Over Trump or someone else? Never happen.

      15. Professor Richardson’s comments are spot on, she nailed it. Any attempt to rebut it is pure propaganda.

      16. The likely scenario is a gradual unraveling of society as the threads that keep us together loosen or break. Violence may be isolated here and there but the greatest effect is an overall disrespect for malum prohibitum law considering such coming from a government that they don’t feel connected to. The people who are largely law abiding will not commit Malum In Se outside of some “tit for tat” that will have in many cases “agents provocateur” roots. TPTB want chaos so they can “restore order” and in the process take Constitutional Rights along the way. IF and that’s a huge word some Malum Prohibitum is passed I see no enforcement of it like what is happening with the illegal immigration in Calif and many cities. This is the start of Secession.

      17. The would be Americas first civil war, lincolns war as an invasion.

      18. This just in; If SHTF, patriots are hereby requested to don 10 gallon giant top hats and plant apple and cherry seeds everywhere they walk.

        Miracles can happen and it worked for Abe. Also, I am currently accepting barrels of whiskey as fair trade for labor services. Cheers.

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