Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cracked: Civil War could happen here; let's ban guns!

So... after going on about how great gun control is...

Cracked writes this article.

It Could Happen Here: 5 Ways Civil War Changes Modern Life

Gee this is up there with Cracked talking about how abusive and racist police are... while also demanding gun control... and for the kicker they write on how the Police are starting the next US Civil war.

*golf claps*

Though in classic Cracked fashion they pick the Ukraine as their example...

Which isn't quite a Civil War.   Or if you went ahead with it being a civil war you'd think they'd at least mention Russia's involvement.

Save for these bits...

Within a matter of weeks a huge chunk of Eastern Ukraine, centered around the city of Donetsk, declared itself a new country: "Novorussia." President Yanukovych was ousted on Feb. 22. Our source Anna lived in the city of Donetsk. On March 1, barely a week later, this happened:
"A group of ... aggressive people got out on the streets of Donetsk, and some seemed to be local, others had accents that seemed to ID them as Russian. They seemed to be from Russian cities like Rostov. They came out and put out Russian flags; they took down Ukrainian flags. They surrounded the district council building, and they stormed the building. ... [They] wanted to make this man Pavel Gubarev mayor. People were shouting 'Russiya!' and started taking down Ukrainian flags."....
See, most modern cameras include GPS data in the image files they make. Early in the war one Russian soldier posted a selfie on Instagram that led to the first objective confirmation that Russian soldiers were fighting in Ukraine.

Yeah...  civil war.

Of course Cracked had to avoid mentioning the Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Because acknowledging that Russia has given massive support in material, men, and intelligence and is working to take over parts of Ukraine....

Well what would that make their "It can happen here!"  headline?

It'd make them sound like they think Red Dawn could happen in the US.

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