Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thomas Chittum’s “Civil War II”

Via Jonathan

On the flipside of a book cover featuring an image vaguely reminiscent of a paramilitary Lynyrd Skynyrd is a blurb with the following words:
Civil War II isn’t just a nightmare anymore…
Social, political, and economic forces are pulling America apart and driving her toward a bloody war that may fracture the nation into several different countries, divided along ethnic lines. Riots…gangs…militias…exploding crime rates…mass immigration…rising unemployment…falling wages…these are all factors that will fuel the fires of war.
Sound familiar?

Take an in depth look at these dangerous trends with military analyst Thomas Chittum in Civil War II. Learn why America is headed toward for trouble, how this deadly war – already in its infancy – is shaping up, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Starting out as a rifleman in the Vietnam War, Thomas Chittum went on to serve in Rhodesia and Croatia back when the shit was hard. In 1997, he wrote a book attempting to forecast the war he saw coming to America, drawing from both formal research and personal observations downrange.

In light of last week’s look at Strauss and Howe’s “Fourth Turning” thesis and its implications for a Trump administration presiding over an America struggling through an emerging Crisis Era, it seemed appropriate to review Chittum’s book on how such a conflict could play out.

“The underlying cause of this second civil war is nothing less than the very nature of our country and its peoples,” Chittum states.


  1. Brock,
    Great prophetic book. Ive read and re-read this a couple of times. Looks like times a wastin'.

    Another good read is one of Mathew Braken's essays



  2. I read this book years ago, years after it had been published and was struck on the logic of Chittum on how the U.S. would progress into a situation where civil war was inevitable. The 'checklist' items are connecting and time appears to be getting short. It will only take several sparks before its on !

    Really sad, but it will come to war.