posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 01:54 AM
a reply to: Ghostsinthefog
In short, no. The previous civil war involved the secession of an entire coalition of states (like the equivalent of Canadian provinces). I guess it
would be the equivalent of the Yukon, British Colombia, Alberta, and Northwest Territories provinces deciding they'd simultaneously rebel against
Canada and form a new country. There's no equivalent of that today in the US, especially not in regard to the specific issues you mentioned.
Will there continue to be protests? Of course. The right wing protests when the left wing gains power at the national level, just like how the left
wing protests when the right wing gains power at the national level. But there won't be anything resembling a civil war since that would require
defined "sides" and some mechanism to measure "success".
And what would "success" be in a new American civil war, the left wing or right wing completely killing or capturing all of the members of the
opposing political "side"? Specific states kicking out all residents that don't agree with their dominant political parties? It couldn't be something
as unifying as "the people vs the govt" since we have thousands of different governments at the city, county, state, and federal levels; and they
don't agree with each other, either.
Now I could see a civil war if Trump and the national Republican party tried to abolish the Constitution and make him King. But as it stands, we can
just vote him out of office in 2 and a half years OR vote for Democratic majorities in both Chambers of Congress this November.
I'm just having a hard time seeing an actual civil war happening here. Too many people have debt and bills, and it's naive to think landlords or
creditors give a crap about the people's desire for revolution lol. Even if some group tried to push for a new civil war this very minute, they'd have
until Monday morning to "win" it. Because people still have work to go to, prescriptions to pick up, kids to take to daycare, bills to pay, etc lol.