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Any civil war in the foreseeable future will be between the haves and the have-nots
originally posted by: Ghostsinthefog
At this time does anyone else see a second american civil war happening? Im an outsider looking in. obviously the condirions are a little diffrent, except there is now diffrent conditions. The gun debate, police being oit of control, the government literally imploding. Country pretty much split but not south and north but in general population opinion.
So my opinion is i believe the xonditions are ripe, but will it happen? I dont know. What's your thoughts?
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
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.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: AdmireTheDistance
Are you going to take up arms against your neighbors over ideology?
Think. The guy next door who you've shared a beer on the front porch with. The lady who waves to you and your kids when you drive past her house.
Your kids teacher, or your dentist or the man who loads the milk at the grocery store.
No we are not headed for another civil war.
originally posted by: ketsuko
If they could see all the things you say here and how you really think of them because of how they might think and believe, what do you think they'd say or do about it?