Apparently, the flat-earth tea-baggers, denizens in the GreedOverPrinciples party, are mighty unhappy with the direction our great country is heading. Notable electeds such as Bachmann MotorMouth Overdrive call for her followers to be “armed and dangerous;” the Department of Homeland Security warns of right-wing extremists. And now, Texas Governor Rick Perry is threatening secession from the good ol’ USofA.
And it’s that secessionist talk, that inspired the following email sent to me by Mike Wilkinson, with the request that I post it. So without further ado, said e-mail is beyond the fold:
Bring On The Second Civil War!
On the heels of this week’s announcement by Texas Governor Rick Perry that the Lone Star State might secede from the Union, I am delighted to announce that yesterday afternoon I reached agreement with a life-long friend to serve as our collective witness and reporter to the unfolding secessionist movement in Texas.
This gentleman, who I have known since the 1950s, is on the faculty at the University of Texas, and is perfectly positioned to watch, report and communicate on the activities of the Rebels as they prepare to disembark from the Union to form the Republic of Texas.
Our entrepid observer will be looking for tell-tale signs that the crisis is growing such as a sudden surge of enlistments in the Texas National Guard, the massing of armed Texas militia along the border with adjoining Federal states, the formation of a Yankee naval blockade out in the Gulf of Mexico and the one he says will be a sure sign a confrontation is near…Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson seen parading around the State Capitol in Austin attired in a beautiful antebellum gown.
He did have one request: “Do not send Norm Coleman down here as your ambassador to Texas. Boredom of that intensity will be viewed as an overt hostile act.”
He did admit that he may attempt to profit from the crisis by investing in the new nation and buying some of its expected war bonds.
I commented (and he agreed) that if there is to be fighting, we want it done in the tradition of the Civil War of the 1860s. First, no resorting to modern weapon systems and intelligence gathering. None of this smart weapons crap. We want the return to muskets and sabers, full frontal charges at the quick step against enemy positions, the storming of breastworks for all out hand-to-hand combat and fusillades of cannon fire spewing out grape shot mowing down oncoming troops in one bloody swath after another. No sissy drone planes or satellites to gather information about Rebel positions. Send the cavalry out on scouting raids, for chrissake!!
Speaking of cavalry, I am overcome with nostalgia for a couple of reasons. First, my great grandfather and great uncle were with the Ninth Illinois Cavalry during the first Civil War and fought at the Battle of Franklin in Nov., 1864 which is considered the bloodiest six hours of the War Between the States. Ironically, the Confederates forces were commanded by Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood, a Texan. In fact, Fort Hood in Texas is named after him. Maybe the Texas rebels will fire on Fort Hood reminiscent of the firing on Fort Sumter. I also, by the way, had relatives on the other side. My mother’s grandfather was a confederate sympathizer in western Maryland which had sided with the C.S.A. and, in fact, he owned a couple of slaves. Anyway, that’s a story for another time.
So, let’s get our volunteer regiments lined up. Remember to tell every farm boy to be sure and bring his horse, get out the fiddles and washboards for those evening campfire songfests during bivouacs and fight to preserve the Union. Let’s put an ass-whoopin’ on these traitors like we did nearly 150 years ago!!
Note: How ironic that our three presidents from Illinois all became immersed in a Civil War.
– by Mike Wilkinson
And I’m glad that Mike and his friend had some fun with the subject of Texas taking off and going it’s own way, even if it means they can’t compete for NCAA Football Championships; but sadly – the flat-earth tea-baggers in today’s GreedOverPrinciples party might just actually do that in Texas; they might just take up Michele Bachmann’s call to arms; they might just act out in what the Department of Homeland Security warns of.
And with the current “leadership” of today’s GreedOverPrinciples party, can anyone honestly say a Second Civil War is beyond the realm of possibility?