I think it was Limbaugh who once said the left considers the military- at best- a international Meals On Wheels and social justice experimentation branch of government. Which costs lives, wastes time and money, and is just plain stupid. they're also the micromanagers who want a lawyer- preferably in DC- to approve any action in the field, and gave us crap like "If someone shoots at you, you can't return fire until you receive permission, or else."
Democrats from 23 states are trying to keep Trump off the ballot unless he makes his tax return public.
Oh yeah, that's going to go well. Just think of all the options that opens up: "You can't run unless we see your college transcript" for one. Maybe "You can't run unless you agree to take no lobbying job for five years after leaving office", that'd be a nice one.
I think Civil War II has already been going on, it's just not been at the point of open combat yet. Attacks by leftists, yes, but no real battles; if those begin...
We've got a disturbing number of politicians and leftist leaders like that.
Orwell goes on to quote a poem by W. H. Auden, who during the 30s was a Communist supporter. It contains the phrase “necessary murder” (of the type that is necessary under Communism), and of this Orwell writes [emphasis mine]:
Mr Auden’s brand of amoralism is only possible, if you are the kind of person who is always somewhere else when the trigger is pulled. So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot. The warmongering to which the English intelligentsia [on the left] gave themselves up in the period 1935-9 was largely based on a sense of personal immunity.
Speaking of: Know your enemy #1: The violent "progressives"