Things are looking a little bleak in America these days. This was a nation founded on unity and diversity, where all are created equal, but we have strayed quite far from that path in recent years.
We are behaving terribly; there, I said it. We’re acting like petulant children who refuse to lose even the smallest of arguments, or cede even the most insignificant footprint. The name of the game today is winning at all costs, even if our losses are harvested from the very Constitution itself.
There is but one time in our nation’s history when things were this bad: The lead-up to the Civil War some 150 years ago.
This week, Rush Limbaugh laid it out plainly.
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested on his show that America was headed toward the conditions that resulted in the American Civil War after a caller asked whether conservatism would ever dominate U.S. culture again.
The host responded to the call, first noted by Media Matters, saying that he believed the country was “trending towards secession,” or the act in which states could attempt to leave the Union.
“I thought you were asking me something else when you said, ‘Can we win?’ I thought you meant, ‘Can we win the culture, can we dominate the culture.’ I actually think — and I’ve referenced this, I’ve alluded to this a couple of times because I’ve seen others allude to this — I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” Limbaugh said.
“It can’t go on this way,” he continued. “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.”
Of course, this may not be the most productive take on the subject either.
Whether we like it or not, Rush Limbaugh is still very much a part of the infotainment industry, and saying inflammatory things is good for his bottom line.
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