reply to post by surrealist
As such, I want to ask you people from the US, is there any real risk and possibility of widespread rioting erupting all over your country
after the result of the elections this coming 6 November 2012?
a "risk" of rioting erupting when large groups are angry. I live in a medium-sized city; in my experience, life goes on.
People grumble and moan, fret and wag their heads after elections; then they go back to their daily routines.
The people aren't mad at each other; we are mad at the leadership of this place. We're tired, we're fed up, we want our troops to come home, and
we are sick to DEATH of the super-elite buying legislation and being bailed out when they get into trouble.
Riots? I doubt it. Remember, a vast percentage of us are armed; and the same vast percentage just want to live our lives with some
of dignity, hope for future security (if not prosperity), and worthwhile opportunities.
In my opinion, civil disobedience is more likely than riots. OWS was arguably the most "organized" sort of public outcry that we've had in a long
But, some people say I'm not pessimistic enough to judge clearly. I do remember when I was a kid the riots around Viet Nam issues. But I don't
think it would be wide-spread all over the country. This place is too big, and most people are cynical. We do think the elections are rigged, and we
doubt that much will change in either case. That's just me.
Anyway, you asked. That's my American opinion and expectation. Not much will change. It is highly likely that the losing side will claim
"Cheaters!", which will then postpone the results, and meantime, people have to continue going to their wage-earning jobs or trying to stay afloat
(if they have no job).
The President-elect doesn't take office until after the beginning of the year, and he still has to get Congress to approve of his wishes, which has
been a big part of Obama's limited accomplishments.
It's a mess.