Note: The following article was taken from notes of a lecture given at the University of Ivanka in April 2252.
We are here today to discuss what is easily the most disturbing and horrifying event in human history. I am speaking, of course, about the Second American Civil War, also known as “The Zombie Apocalypse.”
The First American Civil War took place in the 19th Century and it is believed that approximately 750,000 Americans died. The Second American Civil War took place in the 21st Century, and at least 120 million people would die before it was over. Even now, over 100 years later, the ruins of the once-thriving great cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco remain virtual ghost towns. People fear to even go near them because of stories of flesh-eating zombies.
The Fist Civil War ended slavery. 100 years later the Civil Rights movement ended segregation and discrimination. Many Americans optimistically believed they were close to achieving Martin Luther King Jr.s dream of a colorblind society. Unfortunately, their optimism was premature.
As the 21st Century began America was becoming politically polarized. Control of the House, Senate, and White House changed hands several times. One side were the Democrats. They controlled the Eastern seaboard cities, the West coast cities, and cities in the midwest. Areas controlled by Democrats were often referred to as “blue states” and the areas controlled by Republicans were called “red states.”
Red states tended to be more rural and conservative. Blue states tended to be more densely populated and liberal. Red states were bigger in area but smaller in population. Democrats were opposed to private gun ownership. Republicans encouraged it. Red states grew food and pumped oil. Blue states ate food and used oil. Blue states were dependent on red states for vital resources. Red states tended to be independent.
In 2008 American voters elected Barack Obama as president. Although Obama is biracial with a white mother and an African (not African American) father, and despite the fact that he was raised by his white family and had limited contact with both his father and the African American community, Blacks accepted him as one of their own and he is considered the first black President. Sadly, due to the events that followed, it is very likely that Obama will be the last president.
Obama was reelected in 2012, and the election of 2016 would choose his successor. The Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton. Her campaign theme was “It’s my turn.” The GOP nominated a notorious billionaire playboy and television celebrity named Donald Trump. It was widely believed that Hillary Clinton would win easily, and her campaign seemed to reflect that.
Hillary outspent Trump by a huge margin. With the exception of Fox News, virtually all of the American and foreign news media were openly supporting Hillary. She also had the support of the Democrat party organization. Democrats began to plan victory parties. Hillary went to the White House and began to measure the drapes in the Oval Office.
Trump self-financed on a shoestring. His campaign strategy mainly consisted of off-the-cuff speeches to his supporters at airport rallies, tweets, and picking fights with the news media. Trump received virtually no support from the GOP establishment and there were several prominent Republicans who not only refused to support Trump but actively campaigned against him. Numerous polls were published each day with all of them showing a likely Clinton landslide.
On election night the Democrats were stunned to learn that Trump had won. There are still numerous pictures, videos, and written accounts in the archives of Democrats weeping, sobbing, and/or screaming in rage. Many years later, Trump supporters still referred to that night as the “Best.Day.Ever.”
Democrats and “NeverTrump” Republicans immediately began seeking every method fair or foul to deny Trump the presidency. They literally tried everything they could think of, and they failed at every turn. Democrat sympathizers in the federal government began to plot a “soft coup” to depose Trump via a scandal that would force his resignation or by framing him for a crime they could use to impeach him.
(For more information see: “The Witchhunt: Robert Mueller’s Impeachment Posse and Last Days of the FBI”)
On the day that Trump was inaugurated there were riots and protests. A week later Democrats across the country protested while wearing pink “pussy hats” and Hollywood celebrities screamed profanities. Democrats asserted that Trump would resign or be impeached within months.
In the early part of Trump’s first term there was polling data that indicated that the Democrats would retake Congress in the 2018 midterm. Democrats in the media talked of an impending “blue wave” that would sweep them back into power. But by the summer of 2018, it had become clear that the blue wave was not gonna happen. It was also clear that Trump would not be impeached and that the allegations made against him were bogus.
In November 2018 the Democrats lost again. Some people would have taken that rejection by the voters to heart and reconsidered their plans. But the Democrats doubled down and set their sights on defeating Trump for re-election in 2020. They tried to recapture the magic of 2008 by nominating a candidate best described as a “female Barack Obama.” Trump not only won reelection in 2020, but he also won by decisive margins in both the Electoral College and the popular vote.
This was the event that triggered the Second American Civil War
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