Earthquake Weather

Here’s me, three years ago:

America’s ideological landscape is like the continent itself: transected by deep fault-lines at the irregular boundaries of rigid plates. Though crushed tightly together, these great masses seek to move in different directions, and so they strain relentlessly against one another. The pressure builds, and builds — until, sooner or later, it must release itself in a destructive convulsion. …

The plates press and moan and grumble. The water in the wells is rising, and muddy. Dogs and cats fidget restlessly. Farm animals are balky and skittish. Migraines are up sharply, and radios are on the fritz.

It’s getting hard not to notice the ground starting to shake.

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  1. Whitewall says

    Well it shook last night at UC Berkeley as rioting Democrats shut down a free speech event at the home of the “free speech movent”. These things are going on with approval from Hollywood, too many Democrats and local authorities. It will end when several rioters are killed for their actions. Mobs don’t extinguish themselves. They are put down by force.

    Posted February 2, 2017 at 7:54 am | Permalink
  2. bob sykes says

    Peter Turchin’s prediction of wide-spread and extreme violence in the 2020’s may be optimistic. It seems to be beginning now. However, the key is not the riots of the the ideologically violent left, it is the appearance of counter-violence by the right. When that begins, the civil war is on.

    Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  3. coyote says

    I am unable to understand why it has not happened already- except for the fact that it is in the blue zones, the Hillary voters stand back and watch. Many of us in the red zones wait for these crazies to step into our territory- they will die.

    Posted February 2, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Permalink