1/2 New American Civil War: Duelling regicides and the death of the Constitution. Michael Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis
Michael E Vlahos of Johns Hopkins, again considers the question, Are we in a civil war? Will we even know for sure within our lifetimes? Blue team: impeachment inquiry, Did the president abuse power on a phone call? Follows Mueller probe. Goal is to roll back time and unelect President Trump. Red team: what is now a criminal inquiry under AG Barr and US Atty Durham. Mifsud, Papadapoulos, FISA court, Carter Page. All together, regicides.
Recall Rome’s comparable experience in the First Century, BC. US is now in a factional battle worthy of the city on the Tiber 2,000 years ago. The struggle over legitimacy, Red and Blue each trying to corral legitimacy: Blue: regicide; Red: overturn that.
Mexican civil war of the last century’s ’Teens and ’Twenties. Also the Spanish civil war. Roman Republic unraveled messily and in a convoluted way – many of the early battles were over legitimacy. Run the risk of destroying the constitution, itself – Rome had none; Caesar created [a sense] of how things needed to be done. Belief that the other side must be forced . . . Marius and Sulla. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulla%27s_first_civil_war