Collectivists need war, or, in more palatable contemporary terms, an “emergency,” to usurp power for themselves for their domineering and hateful ends.
The final battle lines for America are the history wars. Conservatives are losing.
The ultimate irrationality of man is thinking that in a single generation — or single presidency — we can "create" a perfect order of liberty, law, and life.
The prophets of chaos and scaremongering overplay their hand in trying to link current movements of discontent with those of the 1930s.