View Poll Results: The United States is heading towards a bloody revolution, and second civil war

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    Re: Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's what I'm trying to figure out. I'd say we're less likely or apt to have a civil war, but more likely to see a coup or political uprising / failed revolution. Then again, looking historically our society is no where near where we were say in the 1960's or early 1970's. I think we'd need to see mass uprisings and mayhem in the streets in cities all of the U.S. before I could say anything would be close to happening. It would need to look like Greece x100.
    I suspect we could start seeing riots again, especially in the inner cities. I can see more people moving out of those major population centers and leaving the remaining citizens to fight over their 'kingdom' of ****. I can see the occasional Ruby Ridge type tragedy. But at the end of the day, I just believe MOST PEOPLE...all races...really just want things to go well...we just have a different vision of what that looks like or how we will get there. But not a big enough difference to come to blows...or flying bullets.

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    Re: Civil War

    Families, economies, and cultures are too unevenly distributed throughout the country for there to be any centers of revolution. People in one state are too economically and emotionally dependent on what is happening everywhere else to feel comfortable drawing a boundary and spilling blood over it.

    Plus the unlikelihood of being able to preempt modern technology. Any 'authentic' rebellion would probably be discovered and broken up long before it developed into violence.
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    Re: Civil War

    No. Because libs don't own and do not know how to use guns. (Or if we are going to war, it won't last long.)

    And because neither side no longer needs warfare to achieve their political ends. We no longer go to war, we go to the ballot box, though we retain the vocabulary of war, with words like "campaign," "target," "enemy," bring a gun," "reload," and we retain the symbols, like maps and crosshairs.

    And there's nothing wrong with any of it.

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    Re: Civil War

    I think its possible though I wouldn't see it happening until things get way more worse.
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    Re: Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Families, economies, and cultures are too unevenly distributed throughout the country for there to be any centers of revolution. People in one state are too economically and emotionally dependent on what is happening everywhere else to feel comfortable drawing a boundary and spilling blood over it.

    Plus the unlikelihood of being able to preempt modern technology. Any 'authentic' rebellion would probably be discovered and broken up long before it developed into violence.
    I think open source warfare and systems disruption could work in America even though it was beaten in Iraq. The system could be overwhelmed.

    It wouldn't be worth the cost or result, but it probably could be used to create a power vacuum.

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    Re: Civil War

    The mere fact that this is being considered shows how bad the political environment is in this nation today. I do think we are in a period of time akin to the 1850's. How it is resolved is still an open question.
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    Re: Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Is the United States heading towards a bloody revolution, and a second civil war?

    What do you think, are we on that track?

    Note: this is regardless of if you think it should or not, just what you think the chances are that it will happen.
    The only thing this nation is headed for is bankruptcy and maybe a whine war, which probably will not be civil, lol.
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    Re: Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Is the United States heading towards a bloody revolution, and a second civil war?

    What do you think, are we on that track?

    Note: this is regardless of if you think it should or not, just what you think the chances are that it will happen.
    Considering that we're in an economic downturn and the most that we've had in response to this are the Tea Party Protests and the "Coffee Party" responses, I think European nations are more likely to suffer civil war, considering their more vociferous and more violent protests with regards to the austerity measures being implemented and the rooting out of corruption in their governments.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Not at this time, no. It would take much more drastic conditions to push an adequate % of the population over into some kind of open armed rebellion than anything we're likely to see in the near future.

    Just as a side note, the American Revolution began with only 3% of the population actively supporting it, according to some historians.
    And that was when we were being occupied by a foreign power so it is not too surprising that less than 3% of the population support an armed rebellion today.
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    Re: Civil War

    No. There is no significant enough issue that has warranted even the threat of separation. For some reason, all it is thus far is "things are so politically charged..I wonder if we will have one again?" That is not enough to take it seriously, that is just a point of exaggeration. I don't even think we have even had a year like 1968, let alone 1859 or 1860.
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