War is coming. It’s in the air, just beginning to be perceptible. Not right now, not yet, but maybe in the next 10 or 15 years. North America is going to be shaken up, and the struggle may be much larger that the nation, or even just the region. It won’t be the war against Islam that most of the Christian right is frothing at the mouth for. Or at least, it won’t just be that.
The war of civilizations will also pit new immigrants against old, urbanites against rural farmers, educated against uneducated. My gut tells me it’s going to be a global war about class, economics, resources, empire, the increasingly internationalized military-industrial complex, and identity, but with defining lines drawn in ways that nobody expects.
Somehow, I can’t wait.