Will America be irretrievably divided? Has it already crossed a line into an unstoppable descent? Doug “Uncola” Lynn adroitly weaves Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian into an analysis of those questions. From Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
On August 21, 2017 the narrow line of a solar eclipse’s shadow cut a path of totality right through the middle of the United States, dividing north from south. If one believed in signs from the heavens they could make a pretty good case of an astronomical pairing to recent headlines depicting America as broken in two. Of course the division began long ago, perhaps from the time of our nation’s earliest constitutional convention, through the Civil War era, and onward into modernity as the country has once again become mired in a civil war; this time the fight raging between the globalists and those striving to maintain constitutional national sovereignty. Obviously, before the utopian one-worlders can realize their ultimate new economic, political, and possibly spiritual, order, the atavistic and anachronistic United States must fall. It is a fight unto death. The winners take all.
Like any anthropological conflict that has ever commenced upon the earth from the time since man first discovered stones to be denser than craniums, the squabbles are, at the beginning, ideological in nature. Next, the divisions manifest, then materialize, politically and socially until finally, they are decided by rocks or blades or bullets and bombs. No matter how noble sounding are the pronouncements of each side, soon lines are drawn, then crossed, as men drown in rivers of blood ebbing from battlefields into oceans on fire before coagulating down upon the ashen and soot-stained floors of hell.
To continue reading: Crossing the Line: Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West