A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder… But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it’s an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody. And believe me, you really don’t want that switch to get flipped, because Civil War 2.0 would make Bosnia look like a trip to Disneyworld.
I believe we are a closer to a conflagration of this sort than at any point in my life. I sincerely hope it does not go that way, but if it does the result will be very different than Rep. Swalwell and his kind expect. Fortunately, the power players on the left seem to understand this, at least for now. If they thought they could pull off a nationwide gun confiscation tomorrow, they would do it.