“WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION?”
A loaded question.
But, consider what must happen without one.
Conservatives and “traditional” (i.e., mostly “Euro”) Americans would like nothing more than to be left alone to go their own way. Conservatives probably don’t care how the left lives in the parts of the country that the left controls, so long as they are left free to live a life in which traditional ways are preserved and “old ways” are recognized and respected. “Live and let live”. I daresay that conservatives and traditionalists would be content with a “peaceful separation” from the left, yet would be willing to negotiate with the other side so that a mutually-beneficial co-existence could be maintained afterwards.
The left, however, can never permit this. They demand that everyone behave in accordance with their diktats, and will not be satisfied until all are brought to bear under the boot of their authority. They will use whatever government power is required, including unleashing the miitary and militarized police against ordinary Americans to force compliance upon them. The only persuasion that will make them stop will be by force of resistance.
Conservatives must understand (and I’m sure that those who are “conservative-realists” do) that the left has used the preceding five decades to infiltrate all levels of the power structure, and has used Gramsci-an techniques to spread their tentacles beneath the surface of the American consciousness (particularly with leftist-leaning inculcation of kids in public schools). For that reason, the “divide” between the left and the right has turned from a wide valley into an unbridgeable chasm. With them, there can be no compromise, no turning back from the course they have chosen.
As conservatives see the nation pulled ever-leftward, we must be wise enough to realize that to continue to cling to the notion of an America with the ideological “room for all” will lead us nowhere, because the left has no qualms about crushing conservative ideals out of existence. To maintain a national status quo is to accept defeat, and submit to the left.
So, what was the question again....?
You stated my thoughts as well. We have a Cold Civil War going between us and the left of the last 30/50 years but since the 2000 election, it has gotten more intense. Yes, I don’t like what the New Dealers did, but at least they did not hate their country like the current crop does today. That’s the difference between the old and new lefts so to speak. I keep thinking that we are in an 1859/60 country in a 1939 world. AS you pointed out, both sides are 180 degrees out of phase with each other.
I applaud your understanding of reality and the gravity of the decisions we must make and actions take, to make a stand.
As you say, to compromise is to accept defeat.
Who among us will stand tall and call for a crusade to purge our nation of the cancer that is among us?