War. This is war, so the demonstrator's banners say. It is, of course, a lunge at the megadramatic, a one-word double underline all caps string of exclamation points and a bag of chips. Victory is assured, their thinking goes, by jumping first to the final option. We've seen it before, but figuratively, as the War On Poverty and the War On Drugs.
They just say "war". By which they mean civil war.Aesop at Raconteur Report wrote a classic response in his essay, Reasonable Questions File:No, Snowflakes, this isn't war. If it were war, you'd have been dead in wholesale lots, and the Right would have been grinning from ear to ear from their sniper perches hundreds of yards away, and would have laughed out loud as designated mop-up teams waded in and shot your wounded in the face. That's how WAR is played. You could look it up.