As author of the prophetic 2018: An Uncivil War, I am grateful to announce there was no civil war declared in the United States on Jan 23, as is the case depicted in this fear-laden, thought-provoking techno-thriller.
However, the current environment here in the United States of America is every bit as chaotic as it is in the novel. President Donald J. Trump, after winning the 2016 Presidential Election, all but declared war on the democrats, the liberal left, the mainstream media, and all things corrupt. Lawmakers have attempted to bring charges against him in hopes of impeachment. But no one has found anything that can stick. It’s as if he is the Teflon President.
If I was a betting person, right now I would believe that any civil war that occurs in this nation will NOT be based on gun rights versus gun control, as I depicted in my novel; but between the two leading political parties here in this great nation: the Republicans and the Democrats. Right now, if you look on Facebook and Twitter, you can see intense political hatred between not only politicians, but the regular citizens of America alike. You can also see all sorts of challenges being made on all different levels.
Please don’t get me wrong, however. The topic of gun rights versus gun control is not innocent at all in any of these matters. As a matter of fact, one of my predictions in 2018: An Uncivil War (though I did not realize it was a prediction at the time) actually came true. You can read the article I wrote upon discovery here: https://philsandersonwriter.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/fiction-not-prophecy/ A local newspaper, The Greenville Standard, even covered the story in this particular article.
Since the novel has come to print, we have seen multiple school shootings, which have yielded many stories of terror in the newspapers and been told by witnesses who were present. The NRA has been ridiculously blamed for these atrocities as well as many lawmakers. The liberal left has taken it upon themselves to erroneously declare the AR-15, one of the weapons used in these shootings, a “combat” weapon. Also, just like in my novel, there has been some outcry in Congress to repeal the 2nd Amendment.
Therefore, if we do see a civil war between American Republicans and Democrats or the Conservatives versus the Liberals, the 2nd Amendment will surely factor in. And there is still a possibility, however minute, that a civil war could erupt over the sole issue of the Second Amendment and gun rights.
Yet, as a reader, none of this should really matter. I did all the legwork (the interviews, the research, the writing and re-writing of the novel) so that readers, action and intrigue lovers, and generally good people on both sides of the gun debate could enjoy a very realistic and intense tale of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice during very trying times. And this war epic will always remain timeless as long as people struggle to fight for what they believe in.
I’ve actually started making notes on a possible sequel. But I am not yet sure where to entirely go with it. I’m not exactly sure that a sequel to the story will see the time of day. I guess it really all has to do with how well this novel sells into the future.
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