At what point did the American Civil War become inevitable?
The high school history book answer is the artillery barrage on Fort Sumter.
When you get to college you hear that it was actually the Mexican War that set the stage for the inferno to come. You find out about the Caning of Charles Sumner and Bleeding Kansas.
Then you leave college and see something of the world and you get another answer entirely. The Civil War became inevitable when one side completely lost it's shit.
To be clear, I’m not complaining. I’m just confused. We won. They lost. They need to get on their knees and kneel before Zod. It’s like going out on the field to shake the losing team’s hands after a game and they yell, “FUCK YOU!” from the dugout. Huh? Even my church is in mourning. I walked in expecting high fives from everyone, but the sermon was about surviving adversity and remembering to pray even when you feel all is lost. The only thing lost is a bunch of irrational babies who have never faced reality before.
When we got back from church, my liberal wife hugged me and said, “I forgive you.” I replied, “For what, making America great again?” and she recoiled in horror as I marched proudly back to the doghouse. My brother’s girlfriend is still livid that he “supports hate” and he lives in Canada (Australian Trump supporters are getting this too for some reason). The bickering drove him further to the right and he decided to get a “Proud Boy” tattoo, which led her to burst into the tattoo studio and start punching him in the face. Who’s nuts here?