Is a war on the way?
In the last few months — and, to some degree, few years — some have spoken of a coming clash. Occasionally predicted: a civil war.
Meghan McCain believes something explosive sits on the horizon, but it may not be of the action movie variety. Perhaps she envisions a supreme battle against the conventional media of America.
On Tuesday, the daughter of Republican John counted the days to Election 2020. Regardless of the results, she suggested, the big “W awaits:
“Six days until the election, and all I’m anticipating no matter who wins is…”
Cue Andrew Breitbart with a one-word warning:
Six days until the election and all I’m anticipating no matter who wins is… pic.twitter.com/Hbt1onkhVo
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 27, 2020
Was her choice of Breitbart and that particular excerpt profoundly purposeful?
As noted by The Daily Caller, the clip comes courtesy of Andrew’s well-known statements against legacy media.
From comments aired at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):
“I am so sick of the media dictating the terms of the narrative in this country. I’m so sick of having to be apologetic for who I am. I’m so sick of people in middle America being called ‘flyover country’ or slope-headed.”
In the trailer for Hating Breitbart, what followed was a montage of MSM-milled condescension.
[Language Warning for the Video]
“The Left pits people against each other. Divide and conquer’s the strategy. I don’t want to live in that world. It is the exact opposite of ‘E Pluribus Unum.’”
Whatever Meghan’s intention, some on Twitter took it as a forecasting of physical force.
One user waxed on that dastardly threat sitting squarely in society — conservatives:
“You talking about the civil war Tr*mp supporters are going to wage on the rest of us, starting with whoever they find least worthy of life? Pretty sure that’s happening no matter who wins.”
You talking about the civil war Tr*mp supporters are going to wage on the rest of us, starting with whoever they find least worthy of life? Pretty sure that's happening no matter who wins.
— Laura Jones Holm (@lauryl66) October 27, 2020
That got some Amens:
That’s what I’m afraid of….trumpsters ‘cult’ will cause havoc everywhere!!! He’s already told them to “…stand by”. We are truly concerned about traveling anywhere!!
— Patricia Gruener (@PatriciaGruene1) October 27, 2020
I can completely see this happening. 🙄
— lillian (@lillian90343758) October 27, 2020
It’s been happening for years
— robert timothy brown (@BrownRtbrown) October 27, 2020
Of course, it also elicited downward thumbs:
They won’t be Trump supporters that’ll be the left like they did all summer.. looting, rioting, setting fires. Trump supporters don’t do that.
— smvn65 (@smvn65) October 27, 2020
Leftists are the only ones rioting and committing acts of violence in the streets. They are the ones threatening genocide for “wrong think.”
— Escritora (@CrocodileDream) October 27, 2020
Ya right you are so full of it… we all know it’s the far left who are so filled with hate &anger &they will be the ones who will be protesting and causing damage & violence just like all summer in Democratic states!! Sorry Dems are spoiled babies & act like it
— Penny Wiser (@PennyWiser71) October 27, 2020
And there was this:
— Soccer Fun Club (@ClubFunSoccer) October 27, 2020
One tweeter pined for Biden’s rescue:
if Trump wins, yes there will be a war – decent human beings will revolt, because he and his band of sychophants are revolting. If Biden wins, he will heal the country and won’t sow division and spew racist right wing propaganda.
— mommawarrior (@mommawarrior11) October 27, 2020
That’s in common with Joe — he believes he’s gonna rescue us, too.
As for the threat of violence, clearly, it’s not an altogether fringe concern. For proof, look no further than record-breaking gun sales.
God willing, America will find peace.
In the meantime, the media is in transition. News sites and social media are changing the system, and you’re part of that revolution.
And in the end, hopefully, in the war between objective information and narrative, information will win.
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