Michael Yon has become nationally known through his reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan during the first two decades of the 21st century. He's generally been prescient in his predictions, and despite attracting official ire for his no-holds-barred criticism of mistakes and misguided policies, he's been proven right more often than not.
The United States is heating up. Rewind to my cautions in 2019, and especially in January 2020 about pandemic from China.
Since fall of 2020, I warned many times, specifically, that April 2021 would start serious violence in the United States. Witness now. It’s starting. Again, some folks try to mind read and say, “You predict violence because you want it.” This is foolish. This is accusing a doctor warning about smoking because the doctor wants to spread lung cancer.
I am warning and warning and warning that we are steaming straight into civil war. War sucks, to put it lightly. And it rarely turns out how anyone predicts, other than bad.
Many folks ask me about specific sparks. What could spark it? This is akin to asking which raindrop will case the flood. Which mosquito brought the malaria. It’s about conditions.
It’s about conditions.
You will often hear military professionals — the serious professionals, not to be confused with careers — talking about conditions.
Medical professionals using similar language. Serious economists, too. Or old wise men like Thomas Sowell. Dr. Sowell understands conditions and culture. Interesting thing about Dr. Sowell is that he is an academic. I travel far more than Dr. Sowell, but Dr. Sowell describes very accurately things I see around the world. When I read his words or hear Dr. Sowell talk, I say, “Yes, this is true yet again.” Dr. Sowell is very accurate.
Such as overseas Chinese thriving wherever their seed lands, but not thriving so well in China. Likewise with Indians and India.
Pre-existing conditions. In the United States, conditions for internal conflict are increasing.
But what will the spark be? Does not matter. It’s about the conditions. When conditions are set, a spark will arrive. More accurately, there always are sparks, but sparks do not go far in a rainforest, or in a desert without fuel.
It’s about general health. Doctors don’t try to tell us which specific germ will get us. They talk more about setting conditions for health. Such as keeping clean, eating well.
Likewise the forestry experts will talk about conditions for wildfires. Dry forest. Uncleared undergrowth. No Indians managing the fuel load with traditional burns.
Mr. Yon knows whereof he speaks. Many observers (including myself) know whereof we speak, because we have the prior experience that makes it possible for us to judge what we're seeing around us, identify the patterns in society, and know what's coming.
I've tried on many occasions to warn you, dear readers, that we're in for a torrid time of it. The Republic founded by our forefathers is almost on its last legs. We can do nothing, and watch it expire, and live with the consequences . . . or we can resist current trends, and try to get back to the solid foundations our forefathers laid for us. They're still there, and they're still solid. They have not decayed. Instead, we have allowed our nation to be almost completely levered off those foundations, so that they no longer support it.
If it comes to civil war, as Mr. Yon warns, it'll be our job to lever the republic back onto those foundations. It's likely to be a long, costly, and probably bloody process - but it has to be done, because unless we do so, the republic will finally and terminally collapse.
Forewarned is forearmed. Please conduct yourselves, and plan, accordingly.