How much of a battle it will be remains to be seen.
There has been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of a nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia. There was even a poll on Twitter the other day — offered by a mainstream media outlet in the U.S. — asking which country might emerge the winner from such a war between the two superpowers.
“But when you talk about destruction/Don’t you know that you can count me out”
— Revolution, The Beatles
So, how did we get to the point in mankind’s history that a handful of individuals — Vladimir Putin, the American president, the Chinese leader, among others — can utter a command and destroy civilization as we know it, wiping out billions of people in the process?
Woo . . .
Sometimes we bloggers offer opinions that are just too controversial, such as those in the post I wrote suggesting Donald Trump could turn around the negative fallout from his lewd 2005 comments and spin the incident to his benefit in the campaign. At least one beloved reader — and I am truly grateful, on this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, for my regular readers here — was insulted by the post. Men are generally not so lewd, he feels.
ISIS and its supporters successfully invade the United States, overthrow the government and take over, instituting a regime in accordance with its warped views of Islam. Americans are forced to live accordingly, with the goal of being assimilated. But to placate Americans in the hope of staving off perpetual revolution, the ISIS government allows Americans to keep using the English language on signs and in some workplaces, telling them they will still have their unique identity thanks to this language right. America then becomes just another caliph in a Muslim Empire.