At the beginning of the month, the much-reviled conspiracy theorist and self-proclaimed performance artist Alex Jones, of InfoWars fame, tweeted his theory that Democrats were planning to start a civil war on the Fourth of July—Independence Day.
Here's Alex Jones's original tweet:
But what Jones wasn't planning for was a backlash of tweets mocking his ludicrous notion. Using the hashtag #secondcivilwarletters, folks on Twitter wrote a series of correspondence tweets as if they were on the front lines of battle.
And the results were hilarious:
My dearest rose,— Heath Harper (@heath_harper) July 4, 2018
There are but few places in this heathen field for a man to charge his iPad. Worse, I fear you must imagine the lunch I am having, as the Instagrams is down.
Heath X Buford, 1st Hipster Batallion, The Fighting Kale Wraps#SecondCivilWarLetters
And while some comments were purely funny:
Other commenters were particularly deft with inserting some comical commentary:
My brothers and sisters:— Louis Morgan (@MasterMorgan317) July 4, 2018
I regretfully report that I will not be able to make it to the battlefield for the #SecondCivilWar. I was drafting battle plans in a Starbucks when I was arrested for not buying anything. You must stay strong in my absence. #secondcivilwarletters
Darling,— Keeping Cancer Classy (@KeepCancrClassy) July 4, 2018
While this war has been tiresome, I don’t expect it to last. Red Hat casualties are mounting. They choose not to treat their wounded brethren, instead they just scream “I’M NOT PAYING FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE” & leave them for dead.
Yours Always, A#secondcivilwarletters
Please send word to Sgt. William Nye of the 401st Facts and Empirical Evidence Brigade that I have infiltrated the enemy camp and replaced their cots with yoga mats. I pray their newfound flexibility extends to include civility and critical thinking skills. #SecondCivilWarLetters— Steven Sellers (@Soupersteve) July 5, 2018
And in some cases, the battle of the wits led straight to the library:
Dearest husband,— maketimetochange (@ml42273) July 4, 2018
We’ve trapped the MAGAts in our local library, turning it into a torture chamber. We’ve forced reading comprehension textbooks& grammar lessons 24/7. The screams are unbearable. Then we diagram sentences. I am a sadist. War is brutal.#secondcivilwarletters
One from the allies: