The American union is likely beyond saving through either politics or religion. I don’t enjoy saying that. The disconnect is too far gone. You can neither reason nor argue with a madman, a mob or a monkey. The mainstream media censors everything and accuses anyone who opposes the Democratic Party of being “anti-democracy.” They hate censorship, except their own. You are not permitted to notice their hypocrisy.

There is no longer any common ground to unite us. We have a crime family in the White House, a two-tiered system of justice, rigged elections on the federal and state level. We have RINOs in charge of the phony opposition party, and a general consensus among these politicians in favor of abortion, child mutilation, homosexuality, sex trafficking, planet-worship, digital currency and bribe-taking. It’s just a partial list.

Our leaders are not motivated by love of the people, they are motivated by power and fear, and we see this even at the most local level. Many elected officials detest their own constituents when they are confronted at public sessions. People see the absurdity and the evil of the woke policies as they come to fruition. If you list your grievances, you will not be welcome. The FBI has already tipped its hand: you will someday be arrested for complaining.

We keep looking for a person with common sense to lead us out, but Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Peter McCullough, and now Tucker Carlson have been largely cancelled.

Our elected officials hedge their bets by following the “party line,” which changes from month-to-month, and pretend there is no inconsistency.

“Mask up!” becomes, “Ha, ha, sorry, it was ridiculous.”

“Vax up or get fired!” disappears into a memory hole as conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact.

Alternative medicines, less expensive and more effective than the poisonous vaccines, are now admitted to be reasonable.

Covid threats have been replaced by trans mob violence. The mad manifesto of the Nashville mass murderer has been suppressed, likely because it would inflame public opinion and destroy the fake victimhood of a psychopathic person.

But unlike third graders at a playground, who give up their make-believe games once they are called home to dinner, our leaders give the childish trans fantasies and double-standards of justice the seriousness of policy, and force us to accept it.

We keep looking for a person with common sense to lead us out, but Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Peter McCullough, and now Tucker Carlson have been largely cancelled. Trump and Musk have survived simply because they are rich enough to fight through the tissues of a system that is now corrupted beyond repair. McCullough and Carlson only had their reputations. It wasn’t enough.

Trump has been following the channels of justice because he would want them kept in place if he ever returned to the presidency, but he is only kidding himself. We live in a system which impeaches a man who is not even in office.

But it also appears that Trump was a chump. He appointed or retained some bad people, Barr, Pence and Fauci come to mind immediately. He won’t disown his own presidential vax promotion, homosexual “rights” or Red Flag bills. He drained some of the swamp, which really got the Deep State ticked off, but he underestimated the task.

The trouble is, all of the options look bad, and no one knows how it will happen or what will follow.

The American union has been a square peg in a round hole ever since Lincoln hammered it in at the cost of 625,000 lives. If you haven’t yet noticed, fewer people applaud him these days. The misnamed “civil war” haunts us, but not because of slavery. Through military dictatorship during and after the war, it forever warped the Constitution and the relationship of the states with the federal government. We don’t realize the dictatorship because the events of 1861-77 demonstrated the eventual ruthlessness that would follow any state that strayed beyond the newly minted boundaries.

If Alaska wanted to defy federal possession of ANWR, for example, we would soon be occupied, the governor would be arrested and any legislators who has supported him would be, too.

But our social and economic problems were never meant to be remedied by federal legislation, yet even most prolifers do not understand this. The illegally approved 14th amendment is the bludgeon by which the woke Left attempts to force-feed their policies, creating an alienation that is leading us to a new secession.

So, the break-up of the so-called “sacred American union” appears imminent. It has been orchestrated. The divide is largely urban v. rural.

The trouble is, all of the options look bad, and no one knows how it will happen or what will follow. Imagining a peaceful separation is easy, but unlikely to happen. But if so, there would be a prosperous and tranquil Great Plains and Southern union, opposing the socialist coastlands and Great Lakes. There could easily be local wars from border disputes, and continued squabbling over social and economic policies within each region whose population would contain hold-over residents who refused to migrate.

More likely would be a palace coup in the White House or a civil war between Woke and Patriot officers. But even a successful patriotic military coup would only provide a temporary relief. It would instead usher us into what nobody likes: a military dictatorship. Dictators seldom relinquish power, and they soon turn ugly.

A look at election maps shows us that the “Blue” counties are small in size, with a seemingly overwhelming preponderance of “Red” ones. But the Blues are large in population. If Covid taught us anything, it is that our productivity is reliant upon urban centers for manufacturing and distribution. Don’t be fooled by the colorful geography: the Left will have the power of famine behind it.

And will foreign powers offer alliances to one side or another, and have their boots on our ground?

Figure that we in Alaska would be threatened by malevolent foreign powers, rather than defended by a corrupted military. But, if they did consider us worth fighting for, we could expect … martial law.

The short-term remedy is prayer. The long-term remedy is repentance. We must begin with our own.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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OPINON: America is likely beyond saving

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 45-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online