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ASK BALLADEER: MY SECOND CIVIL WAR SERIES

American FlagAs always I want to thank all of you readers of Balladeer’s Blog! I love how you are solid enough that you don’t leave in a huff just because you might read something you disagree with or don’t like.

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about why I stopped adding to my series of blog posts about my fictional Second U.S. Civil War (which morphed into World War Three when China intervened). Here are some reasons:

A. The bitter divisions in the U.S. have surged so much in real life that what I was writing might seem almost mild in comparison.

Mascot with demo and repub heads

The symbol of the nonexistent Balladeer Political Party

B. If you recall, the trigger for my fictional “Civil War Two” was a disputed presidential election, which I based partly on the contested election of 1876 and a tiny bit from Al Gore’s legal challenges to the 2000 election results. Once again real life has outstripped what I was writing.

C. My fictional Civil War borrowed from the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 and featured Liberal fanatics and Conservative fanatics each claiming their candidate was the “real” winner and I depicted them setting up competing governments – each claiming to be the “legitimate” U.S. government.

D. The real divisions now in the U.S. are between Populists on one side and Plutocrats & their forces on the other, no longer Liberal vs Conservative. Continue reading

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PRELUDE TO WORLD WAR III: THE 2ND UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR

   In my fictional role as an archaeologist who retrieves documents from the future (after all, anybody can find documents and relics from the PAST) I’ve discovered quite a few items pertaining to our near future. This is one of those fragmented cyber-documents that I’ve been able to translate into English from the dominant Earthly language of the future. There are a great many lacunae in the documents owing to the strain of temporal travel back here to the year 2012 so the translations will be slow- going.

This first item is from a book that appears to be from roughly 2109 – 2120. I’m changing the author’s name to prevent potentially interfering with the lives of their ancestors who are alive right now. First of Continue reading

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