In an article at the Guardian Stephane Marche writes about the parallels between now and 1861. He writes "On the eve of the first civil war, the most intelligent, the most informed, the most dedicated people in the United States could not see it coming. Even when Confederate soldiers began their bombardment of Fort Sumter, nobody believed that conflict was inevitable. The north was so unprepared for the war they had no weapons."
The right has recognized that the system is in collapse, and it has a plan: violence and solidarity with treasonous far-right factions