So when does 'enough' become 'too much'?
How do you define the causus belli? What will be the signal? When will the blood flow?
It's not a rhetorical question.
I have to ask because the feeling is almost palpable. If you have an ear to the ground, you've heard the rumblings. What will bring down the storm? Will it be a union thug like Hoffa? Will it be flash mobs of the entitlement tribe?
People are waking up and they're waking up angry.
People have seen their Republic hijacked, its citizens hung out to dry.
Bank frauds are rampant and seemingly untouchable, operating behind a wall of secrecy. Major corporations are forced into bankruptcy, nationalized, and sold to foreign nationals.
Warrant-less wiretaps are now commonplace. Unlawful search and seizure is the rule of the day. The National Security Agency is spying on our own citizens. The TSA mindlessly gropes children and the elderly.
When will we draw a line in the sand?
"This far and NO FARTHER!"
Inevitably, some son-of-a-bitch will cross that line. Some jackbooted bully who forgot his oath will test those of us who remember ours. It won't be pretty, it won't be a fair fight and it will do nothing but put the match to the touch hole.
You see, I have a vivid imagination, but I like to think its grounded in my own experience and intuition. I leaven that with lessons from history. I have some limited deductive reasoning and friends in low places. That being said, I can't tell the future, read tea leaves or channel former presidents. What I can see is a time of violent national strife; a political, financial and social upheaval many times worse than the late Northern War of Aggression*.
It doesn't take a psychic to see that.
It might take a psychic to see when.
*watch for my novel "Touched With Fire" coming to LULU press.