Yes, that is true – likelihood of civil wars in America and Israel is rooted in alike history of their making.
America’s and Israel’s nations, unlike most of other world nations, were not molded by millennium-long history that shapes out one national morality code that makes a nation One People.
People of different and sometime rival tribal morals populated America and Israel.
America was populated, and continues to do so, by Catholics and Protestants, Christians and Jews, French and Englishmen, German and Italians, Whites and Blacks, Europeans and Africans, Free-men and Slaves, and so on – most with rival tribal morals.
Israel was populated, and continues to do so, by Jews of diverse history in exile, such as Sephardim and Ashkenazim, Lubavitcher and Hasidim, Caucasian and Palestinian Jews, German and Polish Jews, Uzbek and Iranian Jews, Zionist and Mizrahi, and so on – most with rival tribal morals as well.
In America and Israel, the founders clearly understood the inherited tribal rivalry but knew what united all rival tribes, and that was to live by their Bible-inspired individual freedoms without being oppressed by the government.
For the founders, it meant the national government should not concoct a new national morality and impose it on everybody.
Tribal/communal/family morals, not the national government laws, had to define decisions on all moral things such as for example on abortion, gender, education, health, criminality, housing, welfare, race, religion, equality, taxation, and so on.
America and Israel had to be ruled by Bible-guided individual freedoms with different tailoring of Bible guidance to different communal traditions but with free-market competitive economics.
America and Israel had to be under the federal government that protects tribal morals – not suppresses them.
America and Israel had to be nations when different communities did not blame each other for racism, discrimination, inequality, misfortunes, crime, poor education, oppression, etc.
America was such a nation until 1960s and Israel until 1990s.
Then, everything began rapidly changing.
Why? – The WWII and America-led Cold War with Soviet Russia and numerous Israeli-Arab wars led to tremendous empowerment of the governments in both nations, and naturally the government wanted to keep this power forever.
How was it done? – By proclaiming that the government must be the sole source of national morals, then by making up those morals, and then by forcing all diverse and frequently rival communities to live by foreign to them government morals.
Republican and Democrat Partis in America and numerous political Parties in Israel are fighting in elections not for reducing government power and letting all communities live by their own unique morals.
To reach their totalitarian goals (and personal enrichment that comes with power), political parties have brainwashed the public to believe that national morals of the past are sins, and only the government can fix it.
In America, the concocted sins are numerous – slavery, racism, white supremacism, discrimination, inequality …
How to fix all that in America the way of almighty government? – By confiscating and redistributing wealth that has been done under numerous nicely sounding slogans such as for example:
- From Whites to Blacks under the slogan of paying for the sins of slavery
- From Rich to Poor under the slogan of paying for the sins of capitalism
- From Better well off to everybody under the slogan of paying for the sins of inherited inequality
- From everybody to government elite under the slogan of the need to have the best people in government.
In Israel, the concocted sins are numerous as well but more rooted in morals and religious dogmas – in religious camp, sins are Torah/Talmud multiple rabbinical prescripts’ violations in the public life; in anti-religious camp, sins are any retreat from European democracy traditions in public life.
How to fix it in Israel the way of almighty government? – By imposing on all diverse religious and secular communities the morals of an election victor, and of course by redistribution of public wealth from losers to the victor.
So, indeed likelihood of civil wars in America and Israel is rooted in alike history of their making. Civil wars may have two end results:
remaking both nations from nations of God-guided individual freedoms to totalitarianism
or restoring God-given individual freedoms.
Let us try to keep the civil war cold!