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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If you can do Harry Chapin's A BETTER PLACE TO BE I will send over a round. :pea
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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I believe that you have hit the nail on the head.

    Just when you think that maybe you've heard it all, another wild scheme pops up.

    There are at least as many crazy ideas on this planet as there are crazy people.
    You have to wonder why so many happen to find their way to one place.
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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Terrific!!!! Thank you.

    I must have seen him perform a dozen or more times before his untimely death at such a relatively young age and that song was always my favorite. I think it summarizes a certain truth and beauty rather well.
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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    I don't see it, no.

    "It's because you're a blind liberal who was hypnotized by the government! blah blah blah!"

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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    When my wife and I, we are both army veterans, want a good laugh at silly people we watch Doomsday Preppers. If you watch one you will see that the disclaimer at the end gives the probabilities of the 'crisis' the Prepper is in fear of.

    Most are silly fat men who wouldn't last a New York minute in a real doomsday scenario. Some of THE MOST whiny guys I have ever seen- the best was one whiner crying because a rifle HE SAW being set up by him rung his bell.... as if there will be no loud noises in defense of the homestead.

    Next best was a guy who shot his fingertip off while 'training' his son on firearm use.

    There maybe a riot if power was lost for a few days but there will be no war.

    My advice to you is if you believe 'reality' TV you should start listening to the radio.


    You couldn't get serious preppers to appear on that show for any amount of money. The real deal doesn't do media attention.

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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    We already have a fine prison system in place that would be more than willing to accept agitators of violence.
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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    The US civil war is somewhat sad from my perspective.

    After almoust 200 years of civil war in Germany (between the small states) the conclusion learned was that every political leadership in the future should always avoid such divisions to take place.

    After the Austrian civil war in 1923 and the birth of the second republic after WW2 in 1954 the two main political parties created a "contract of friendship" in which they swore to never call for violence against the other again. Which now is a kind of "code of honor" in the republic followed by every party.

    I guess the disapointment in the North after victory and the resentment in the South towards the North because of the brutality with which the North pilleged and occupied the South, prevented any reconsiliation.

    Or am I wrong with seing this that way?

    That being said, I think it highly unlikely that civil war will break out in the US again.
    It all depends on who you ask. And that response depends heavily on where one lives. But I agree with you, we did NOT learn the lessons needed from the Civil War. We blew a golden opportunity during Reconstruction to purge the hateful, racist ideologies and ways of life that enabled the Civil War. Just look how far the West Germans came in the decades following WWII. You know why? Because (1) they openly, and honestly, and candidly, purged their horrible ways of thinking that had led to Naziism and the Second World War, and (2) they got a massive amount of economic assistance from the UK, the US, and France (not necessarily in that order). The South received neither of these things. Imagine how much better off as a nation we might be if we had done that...
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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You have to wonder why so many happen to find their way to one place
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    I hear you.

    You know what, my mama had a saying about that, she often said-"Birds of a feather flock together".

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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    We're far too lazy.
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    Re: Is a civil war in the U.S. imminent?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    terrific!!!! Thank you.

    i must have seen him perform a dozen or more times before his untimely death at such a relatively young age and that song was always my favorite. I think it summarizes a certain truth and beauty rather well.



    i listened to it and it made me remember some things that happened a long time ago.

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