• Yes, due to the legacy of slavery.

    He polls point to America splitting culturally into at least two counties. Red America is generally northern European by ethnicity and Evangelical by religion. The blue Americas are much more diverse and secular.

    As the Red American white Evangelical base continues to shrink relative to the rest, eventually they will become apocalyptic, with candidates running on the idea of 'saving America.' This will be their last bid for domination of the whole, of which they will be rebuffed at the polls. From there, they may turn to revolution = secession or overthrow of democratic government.

    As the South is increasingly a military-industrial stronghold (e.G. Boeing has been steadily moving its operations there the past 15 years), it acquired the means to militarily dominate the rest.

    Ultimately, regardless of what happens over this century, America is headed for a split.

    Break it up, dammit! Break it up.

  • Bipartisan politics and their influence through the media

    There is a deep political divide in the United States, and each party seems to be acting more and more radical every day. There are many issues that are causing this divide. The re-election of barack obama showed this. Not only was it almost a 50/50 vote, but the geographic state divide was almost a clear cut half. The Israeli-Palestine issue, the situation in Libya, the Newtown shootings and the questions they pose about gun control. Social issues like birth control and abortion, stall cell research, and marijuana also divide the two parties, and highlight opposing opinions in the population. And finally, there is the economy. Democrats and Republicans have extremely different views on how to handle the financial crisis, and their opinions vary so greatly that they would sooner risk falling off a"fiscal cliff" than give an inch to the other party. All this is going on , and meanwhile the government has a congress full of the opposing party. Basically, one of the two decision making bodies in the government is controlled by each party, and they stop each other from achieving anything.
    The media plays an important role. Each party has its respective news channels(I am not implying direct funding, although who knows), and other methods of disseminating their ideas among the population. A natural consequence of the bipartisanship is that the ideas then convey are extremely anti-opposition. Attack ads, slandering character, straw man arguments,biased reporting, and the like, are powerful tools through which the partys shape public opinion.

    These two factors, the aggressive, unrelenting, opposition hating political parties, and their inherent ability to shape public opinion through the media lead the nation on a course which ends in civil war.
    But don't trust me, I'm Canadian

  • Yes

    The government is believed to be so corrupt, that a civil war of some sort is imminent. The only way to start fresh is through force. I believe it will happen in my sons lifetime (he's 12). A lot of people go through life with blinders on, and don't see the big picture.

  • Subjugation of the Working Class

    When enough working class people wake up to the fact our monetary system is a rigged game created by a cabal of too-big-to-fail bankers, the game is over. Between to-big-to-fail bailouts and the ever growing welfare class, the average middle class citizen is carrying more and more of the load. The middle class are about to reach a critical mass of awakening; the middle class are about to reach a critical mass of tolerance for this type of criminality. The awakening cannot be stopped at this point. Be it war, false flags, or other diversionary tactics, the masses will not be fooled by the old tricks of the past. The people are fast becoming clear eyed about just how corrupt the federal government has become. Our corrupt federal government continues to collude with the military industrial complex and the banking institutions to sell the middle class into slavery. As in the movie, “A Bug’s Life”, when the Ants (working class America) realize that they outnumber the grasshoppers (federal government and power elite), a hundred to one, the gig is up!

  • No doubt about it.

    Has anyone ever wondered why so many people are moving to different states based upon political affiliation? Yes! Based upon political affiliation. This means our country is becoming more polarized ever than before. This being said eventually, this country will grow apart. At first it will be a peaceful separation between states and the union. Then eventually, both sides of the spectrum will become increasingly annoyed by each other decisions. After becoming annoyed, both sides will become aggravated. This in return will turn into betrayal. Lastly, betrayal will turn into hate, rage, and finally wrath. War will break out on a small scale and continue to grow until it is full fledged. Before you know it, so many people will dead it will be incomprehensible. If no dominant force emerges from the fog, both sides will have to come to an agreement of cease fire. In this case, there will battles between the rival countries unless a foreign entity takes over the entire continent.

  • Yes, I believe America is headed towards a split - maybe one that is more peaceful, but a split nonetheless.

    I do not believe the United States will split violently or that either half will wage war on the other half. However, it is clear that the different geographic regions of the United States have different political views. If it does split, the nations would probably be more efficient because of the lack of disagreement. Yes, I do believe the United States will split. No, I do not believe that there will be a war over it.

  • Inevitable with Trump

    Donald Trump has nurtured a culture of regressive policies, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, dishonesty, aggression and oppression. The United States can not survive if he completes his term and he will encourage an insurrection if he faces impeachment. He won't resign and if he is assassinated a civil war is definitely possible. The election of Trump was the end of the USA as we know it.

  • Inevitable with Trump

    Donald Trump has nurtured a culture of regressive policies, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, dishonesty, aggression and oppression. The United States can not survive if he completes his term and he will encourage an insurrection if he faces impeachment. He won't resign and if he is assassinated a civil war is definitely possible. The election of Trump was the end of the USA as we know it.

  • Yes it Is Possible-BUT Not Like 1861-1865.

    Ever since the 1970's; the elected representatives in the U.S. Government (Both Dems and Repub) has been becoming one with global corporations and they have made billions of dollars. Meanwhile, 99% of the U.S. population has been economically STAGNANT with very little rise in wages as technology has increased the cost of living almost 10 times what it was in 1970. As a result, the population has become desperate for some type of leadership beyond the corruption. This is why Donald Trump was elected in 2016. People were and are willing to take a chance with him. The scary part of this is that the younger generations are beginning to turn to SOCIALISM to solve the answer (as they did in the 1930's) except there won't be a global war to sweep the notion away this time. This group who claims to be progressive with the encouragement and help of the media and Hollywood believes that a majority of people think like they do. Many of them do not believe in a deity; they despise authority (the police), they push every social agenda down the throats of ordinary common folk AND they want to get rid of the Constitution and have open borders for everyone. They do not believe in America anymore. The way they plan to pull this off is by stopping all FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND BY ABOLISHING THE 2ND AMENDMENT and they are willing to embrace violence to do so. This is what they are not even thinking about. #1. Americans by their culture will not allow anyone to FORCE their lifestyles or opinions upon them and will do anything to stop that from happening. #2 Americans and their gun culture will NEVER hand over their law abiding rightful guns and the hunting culture will NEVER stop. The police will not take part in a confiscation program because they support their own individual right to own a gun as well. IF these radicals decide to organize and fully endorse a so called revolution for the people or so they claim for the people then they would be absolutely smashed in less than a week. This type of war would not really be a war but it could become small bands of radical militias (who would have guns yet be clamoring for others to give their guns up). WE will never see an organized large scale war like the 1860's

  • Democracy vs. Autocracy

    We know how democracies fall into an autocracy, and we're watching it happen here. First, a charismatic leader incites fear and anger in a base constituency. The leader and his lieutenants find an unpopular minority and use them as a scapegoat. Rather than dealing with nuance, they point to the unpopular minority and blames them for creating the problem. The leader and his people concoct conspiracies and hidden plots to increase the sense of helplessness among his base. Then the leader insists that he needs more power or leeway to combat these hidden forces and unpopular minorities. The leader attacks anybody and anything that tries to check his power or confront his lies.

    If we add into this situation, the current political makeup of our government, the picture gets worse. Republicans now control the executive, legislative, and soon judicial branches of our government. Through gerrymandering the (primarily) Republicans have given themselves an advantage in Congressional districts and state districting. Even though the majority of voters voted for the Democrat in 2016, the Republican won due to the electoral college. Republicans seem predominately unwilling to preserve democratic norms so long as they keep getting their agenda pushed forward.

    Add to that the international stage where the president alienates allies and embraces dictators. He fetishizes the power and control exercised by brutal dictators and claims Canada and our European allies are national security threats. He attacks NATO as treating the US unfairly. Even if that's true, NATO has kept the world order and prevented the next world war. Dismantling the systems of government and alliances established after the last world war, systems designed to prevent another war, is dangerous.

    We are reaching a point where Americans need to decide how far they'll let the country go on a path toward autocracy. That will be the breaking point between those who are enjoying their new power and those that feel their only power left is in violent opposition.

  • Ridiculous

    There's nothing to indicate that. As divided as the sides are, we get a bunch of bigots when the scary black man is re-elected saying they want their state to break off from the nation, we say "go ahead" and they shut up and nothing comes of it. We aren't going to turn on ourselves, no matter how ugly it is.

  • There is no issue strong enough for a large group of Americans to take up arms against the other.

    It's as simple as, no matter how divided we may be on abortion, gun-control, government welfare, class-warfare etc. the vast majority of us have progress intellectually to a point where we recognize or differing ideologies, but we wouldn't take American lives to see them become law.

  • No, America is not headed for a second civil war.

    I do not believe we are headed for a second civil war. A second revolution maybe, as the gap between the rich and poor gets wider daily, but not a civil war. I don't think we have the naive politicians we had during the first civil war. The politicians of today know that the nation cannot function if it is fractured, and the won't risk a war.

  • There Will Not Be Another Civil War

    The thought of having another Civil War is ridiculous. America learned from their mistakes last time and realized that it is stupid to fight your won people in a war. This country is civilized enough to sit down and discuss our differences instead of going to war There will not be another Civil War.

  • We will not have a civil war, not because we are not divided, but because we are too divided.

    When the first civil war started in the 1860's, there is no question that America was divided. But it was divided over a single issue...Slavery. That division also existed along stark geographical lines. Those circumstances don't exist in America any more. There are almost 10 times more Republicans in California than there are people in Alaska. There are over 3 million Democrats in Texas. Staunch right wing citizens don't trust the government. Neither people of color. 34% of Republicans believe abortion should be legal in most cases, while 22% of Democrats believe abortion should be illegal in most cases. 31% of Democrats own guns. 40% of republicans support more gun control.

    Now, taking all of those issues and numbers into consideration, how do you divide us up? Do you go to war with your pro-choice neighbor, even though he is pro-gun? Do you battle with your anti-immigration sister in law, even though she is pro-choice? The Patriot groups hate the government...So do the anarchists. The Black Lives matter group, said they didn't want the Fourth Wave Feminists to march with them in DC. The truth is, we have all become too complex to be divided by a single issue. While unrest and violence may go up, I don't think there is any political group or movement with enough solidarity to start a civil war.

  • We can't afford it.

    Even though it's obvious tensions are really high. I think people, while ready for the unpredictable, also know we can't afford it. Then there's also the risk of a take over from some other world power -hungry country if we fall into civil war. Our country is certainly divided, but it's still possible that we can be lead out of this crisis. Our politicians have been priming the public for civil war since the house congress stopped agreeing and many states disagree with federal rulings - like during the Dred Scott times that lead up to civil war. But I think it's like divorce... Finances play a HUGE roll. When the people are not struggling financially then there's less tension. Many injustices have been highlighted of late in our country, like the "Debtor's Prison" situation in Missouri, persistent police brutality in many, but not all, places in the country and degradation of specific populations like blacks and veterans. Hope for leadership is all there is right now. Beyond that, I don't see how we can afford it as a nation? So, no...No civil war, but do continue letting leadership know your 1st and 2nd amendments are to remain intact.

  • You can't even get 500 people to agree on anything,so how would they declare a war.

    I think we can better function by sitting down with our Congress and Senate and force large Corporations CEO's to cut back on those big million or more bonuses and use that money to create jobs that pay a living wage,quit sending our jobs to other countries,if not then they will not get any more taxpayers money,if they continue to build factories in other countries at cheaper labor,then let them sell the product there and if they ship it here to sell charge them 50 % tariff !!!

  • American war yes

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