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Burt Prelutsky / October 16, 2021

The Coming Civil Wars

Good luck to us because, as Gen. Mark Milley boasted, “We’ve got the guns.”

I am not afraid of China or Russia. I am not afraid of Iran or North Korea. I fear my own country. What’s more, I don’t think I’m alone. I also don’t believe we Americans are unique. I think all over the world there are billions of people who hate and fear their neighbors, whether it’s in France, England, Australia, Germany, Canada, Israel, Sweden, Spain or Italy.

Wherever governments, particularly those in previously democratic countries, have begun displaying their fascistic tendencies, taking advantage of an over-hyped virus to place their boots on the necks of once free people, I foresee civil wars breaking out.

It wouldn’t simply be a revolution against a federal government; it would be all-out war because in all these nations, a large percentage of the population, whether out of irrational fear or a desire to foment radical change in society, will side with the tyrannical leaders.

Good luck to us because, as Gen. Mark Milley boasted, “We’ve got the guns.”

At least he has the ones that he didn’t leave behind in Afghanistan, along with the armored vehicles, ammo and helicopters. Oh, and scores of Americans.

With military leaders that absentminded, we patriots at least have a chance to prevail.


Speaking of Gen. Milley, he, fellow four-star general Kenneth McKenzie and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, all called Joe Biden a liar when they testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, declaring they had all advised him to retain between 2,500 and 3,500 soldiers in Afghanistan.

For his part, Biden had told George Stephanopoulos “No, nobody said that to me….not that I recall.”

Ah, there’s the rub. Who can actually say what Biden can or can’t recall? Not even Biden. He doesn’t even need to lie. He has his press secretary to handle that part of the job for him.

Say what you will about Jen Psaki, I’d hate to sit across the table from her in a poker game. She can actually say such outrageous things as “We don’t have open borders” and “It’s absurd to claim that businesses will pass along tax increases onto the consumer” without blinking.

We have thousands of illegal aliens flooding across the border every day, but Ms. Psaki insists we’re just imagining it.

In the history of the world, businesses have increased prices every time the Democrats have raised taxes, but Ms. Psaki would have us believe this time would be different.

I’m not a trained psychiatrist, but I am Jewish and I do have a beard, so I could play one on TV, and my diagnosis is that she’s psychotic. No normal human being can lie that often and not indicate the slightest discomfort or embarrassment.

In layman’s terms, she’s as crazy as a bedbug.

On top of that, she’s unpleasant to look at. Couldn’t they have found someone better-looking at the asylum who could handle the job?


It’s bad enough that multi-billion-dollar organizations like the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Harvard Endowment Fund are all financing left-wing radical groups, but because they have tax-free status, each of us taxpayers is subsidizing their vile activities. We are helping them to promote groups and policies such as BLM, Antifa, Critical Race Theory, transgenderism and the Defund the Police Movement, and we don’t even get to deduct these charitable contributions on our income tax.


Gen. Mark Milley is quickly rising to the top of the Washington dunghill. It seems like just yesterday that most of us had never heard of him, and now no news cycle would be complete without a reference to the schmuck. And the same can be said for any book attacking Donald Trump. Milley’s attacks are so personal, you might get the idea that it’s a case of unrequited love.

When questioned about the books in which he is quoted, including the Woodward and Costa collaboration, “Peril,” Milley told the senators he hadn’t read any of them.

Are we really supposed to believe he hadn’t even checked to make sure that he was quoted correctly? Really? Did I hear someone say “Perjury”?


While Milley, one of those martinets who appears to be strutting even when he’s sitting down, is treated by a fawning media like someone who has actually won a war, Marine Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller was sitting in the brig for having demanded accountability of his superiors for the debacle of the Afghanistan evacuation.

Talk about your double standards. Milley, for partisan purposes, headed up a coup against President Trump and still has his job. But a lieutenant colonel asks that the generals step up like men and acknowledge their incompetence, and after 17 years of honorable service, he faces jail time.

Speaking of Milley, am I the only person who suspects that every evening he transfers his medals from his jacket to his pajamas?


These days, I’m increasingly aware of the fact that America is turning into one of those barren landscapes we see depicted in post-apocalyptic movies. The movies usually starred Mel Gibson, Jeff Bridges or Kurt Russell. Typically, small groups of people I assume to be Republican outcasts go into hiding – sometimes literally underground, in caves and sewer systems – to avoid being killed by roving gangs of Democrats.

Before the mandates go fully into effect, our little band of brothers and sisters should decide where we want to meet up once the blood-thirsty zombies come hunting us for our brains. In the movie, I want Ryan Reynolds to play me.


I don’t know what it will take to stop those on the Left from pushing two shots, three shots, four shots, on the rest of us. But I think perhaps if some high-profile Democrat who’s been fully vaccinated were to keel over and die, it would stem the tide of vitriol they hurl at those of us who prefer to place our lives in the hands of God and Mother Nature than entrust them to Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci.

I won’t name my favorite candidates. After all, I’m sure you all have a mental list of petty tyrants whose demise would greatly improve America. The essential thing is that some public official, one who’s been especially vehement on the subject of vaccinations, should get the booster on TV and immediately holler “I’ve been shot!” and fall down dead.


As tragic as it is that Lt. Col Scheller spent time in the brig, charged I suppose with speaking honestly while in uniform, it may be even worse that an unknown number of Americans are jailed nine months after having been caught red-handed taking selfies in the rotunda of the U.S. Senate.

Even the New York Times reported: “The records suggest that federal law enforcement [aka the FBI] had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known.”

Clumsy verbiage, but what they’re saying is that FBI agents and informants were acting as provocateurs, urging a bunch of innocent dupes to act violently so that Donald Trump and his supporters could be depicted as a bunch of right-wing insurrectionists.

Which is what Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the lap dog media have been working at ever since January 6th, even though the only real violence was committed by a member of the Capitol police force who shot and killed an unarmed female.


My favorite news story of the week involves Danish artist Jens Haaning. Promising to deliver a picture to be called “Take the Money and Run,” Henning got the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art to lend him $84,000 to be used to cover a canvas.

Experiencing a change of heart, he sent the museum an empty box, the message being that he had taken the money and ran.

Knowing the modern art world and its devotees as I do, I’m sure the museum will draw far more patrons with the empty box than they would have with the artwork.

And the snobs will stand, tilting their heads to look at it from different angles, and telling each other that the box makes profound comments on the emptiness of life in contemporary Denmark.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S., Hunter Biden will be kicking himself for not thinking of it first.


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