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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
The united states has been ruled by the same regime of power since before I was born. They made us sing nationalistic crap as children and filled our heads with idealism for democracy and freedom to justify our wars of aggression. We see the evil were told to fight abroad in our own government. The DNC leaks prove the media is state controlled and the elections are rigged. We demand a change in regime and the dethroning of the dempublican party. We demand 3rd party representation in politics.
The tension is very high, like the air is dry and charged with electricity. Civil unrest is already here. It's August and it seems that when the sniper shot the 12 police officers and others in Dallas has calmed people somewhat... Until the next shooting. I think it's the calm before the storm of the election. No one wants a civil war or utter Anarchy, yet people seem to know big change is on the horizon. In my area of the country, where the majority of the population hunts - including women and teens... Small town America... Folks just ask randomly: "got your passport?"
We are a young Country compared to the rest of the world. We are long overdue for a serious period of blood shed. However, I don't know when it will be. I feel that the majority of people are not able to shed another persons blood. I see the weakness of people everyday.
Look at what the government has done to us. They are in our schools. They are in our homes. They want to be in all of our shit. If you think its the police that are to blame you better think twice. The higher ups have taken the discretion away from the police. Yes I agree that some cops are evil but the vast majority are not. Look to all these elected officials that are writing and passing these laws.
We have problems with every race in this country. We have good people of every race. I know white trash and I know black trash and all the crap in between. I see people everyday that I know there is no hope for. They are savage beast who are spitting out kids as fast as they can make them. They go to school and choose to act a fool. They have no home life what so ever. As the generations go by they are arrested by the same local policemen. I grew up with them. I went to school with them. I acted a fool with them. At some point I made a choice to straighten up and go to work. I even got an education. I had to pay out of pocket because when I took my sat I didn't care. I took responsibility for it.
The people that are being in slaved are in some way making poor choices and not taking responsibility for it. Sure I agree we have some issues where people are done wrong. Its happens to all of us at some point. However there is a whole bunch of bitching and whining going on. They have no drive to do anything about it. It is because of this that I feel we are at a point of no return. The best we could hope for is a none discriminate plague.
As has been stated before. The working class citizens and those of us that flourished during the Reagan years, remember what it was to be proud of your country. What we see now is that all that is good is bad...And all that is bad is good. Obama referred to me as a bitter clinger ( bible in one hand and gun in the other ). He has fed into this divisiveness for 8 years and you are seeing the results. People like myself are getting backed into a corner due to the Democrats style of government. If you are counting on some one else for your survival you are in bad shape. The progressives want you to believe that they can give you everything, however, the money must come from somewhere. Manufacturing has moved out of the country which leaves the working people ( billionaires- to the teen working at the grocery store ) to foot the bill. Sorry folks. Doesn't work very well. If war breaks out it will be primarily due to individuals who want to be able to support themselves, their family, and hold their moral ground in this ever falling nation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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