New American Doomsday Clock Begins Ticking.
The American Doomsday Clock: Countdown to Civil War... has begun
It is at http://willbevis.com/id17.html
The symbolic clock face, created by Nowpublic.com contributor Will Bevis, is based on the original Doomsday Clock that was created in 1947.
It uses the analogy of the United States being at a time that is "minutes to midnight", wherein midnight represents a Second American Civil War.
The number of minutes before midnight - measuring the degree of threat to America as a united nation - is periodically corrected; currently, the clock reads seventeen minutes to midnight, having advanced thirteen minutes since the election of Barack Obama as President.
The most recent announced setting - seventeen minutes to midnight - came when the Governor of Texas stated that Texas could secede.
The clock hands have been set only one time, since it's initial start on October 10, 2009.
Mr. Bevis created The American Doomsday Clock in the belief that it is very possible that there could be another Civil War in the United States.
He says, "History has already proven in the first American Civil War that only one man (or woman) can be the major catalyst for an entire war,"
and cites the following as proof:
Writing in his book "The Alabama Confederate Reader," Malcolm McMillan stated, "After (John) Calhoun's death, in 1850, the whole Southern Separatist movement was due more to (William L.) Yancey than to any other Southerner."
Another writer, Dwight Dumond, wrote, "It would seem presumptious to say that without... Yancey there would have been no Confederate States of America, but it is probably so."
And Woodrow Wilson wrote, "It was he (Yancey) more than any other, who split the ranks of the Democratic Party at Charleston, made the election of Douglas impossible, and brought Lincoln in."
The clock's creator believes that it is possible that even only one person CAN be the spark that ignites another Civil War.
And at this time there are not one but five people influential enough and with millions of followers, who could accidently or on purpose light such a fuse.
Those people are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Matt Drudge, and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
He further points out that...
In 1858 Yancey wrote, "We shall fire the Southern heart, instruct the Southern mind, give courage to each other, and at the proper moment, by one organized, concerted action, we can precipitate the cotton states into a revolution."
He says that "What has been done once, could unfortunately, be done again."
And for that reason has the American Doomsday Clock been created.
As a visual reminder of how close we may be coming to the next American Civil War.
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