• 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.

  • The creep of civil war

    Every action begets a counter reaction. Once things escalate to revenge and anarchy the cycle of violence will persist until all walks of life are effected. With the most recent threats bombings and the break down of our institutions is an indication we are heading in the wrong direction. Most of our institutions were created to correct things that were not working. I would propose that we always need to better our institutions, Some to be tweaked, And others overhauled and some phased out when they are no longer fixable. Once there is no avenue for the minority or the majority to communicate and cooperate there will be violence. Much the same as when criminals have no respect for the law or civil values. Anarchy is taking hold in our society. The moral compass is lost and if compromise is not addressed and our legal system is comprised by partisan values then people will exercise their own rule of law. Hence the creep of civil ear is upon us.

  • America has not been dominated by Republicans!

    Based on how far to the left America has gone since the 1960's. . . It is inconceivable to believe that the republicans and conservatives have dominated the country. . . . . And as far as picking a group to use as a tool to incite anger. . . What American citizen demographic has Trump chosen? He has pointed to a group of people who have illegally came here and work for such low wages that it has kept wages down for American citizens. . . . That my freind is the fault of all sides of congress. . . . . Either allowing this to happen for cheap labor or as future voters. . . . It is wrong. . . . Immigration should be based on merit and should flourish. . . . . The more immigrants we allow to come here with skills and knowledge to share in our bounty, The better we all come out of it. . . . MS-13 members do not drive up the working class's wages. . . . .

    I have not heard Trump call out any Americans except for those in congress who block each other and keep us at a stand still. . . . .

    Democracy is a philosophy of give and take. . . . And honestly the balance teetering between the left and right all these years is what kept us unified. . . .

    What's happened in America isnt an accident. There are people or countries using their clout and wealth to divide us for their own purposes. . . . . . How could 9/11 brought us so together as a nation and 17 years later were here?

    We as Americans are under attack and I'm pretty sure it's by outside forces that want to weaken us before the kill. . . .

    I never lost my shit when a Democrat won the Presidency or a liberal judge got appointed. . . . . I accepted it as part of Democracy and I knew that the ideologies have consistently balanced each other out since as far back as I can recall and further based on our history.

    Our major news outlets diminish what they don't feel helps their cause and they overblown what does help their cause. . . . They all do it. . . . . . News has turned into commentary and editorials. . . . Real news soun in the direction the media wants to take it. . . .

    It's a discredit to America and us and our politicians have chosen sides instead of choosing Americans. . . .

  • 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.

  • 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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