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Fri May 8, 2020, 11:09 PM

Could this be the next Revolutionary War????

How do we line up.......North vs South, Klan vs BLM, Rich vs Poor, White vs Other Colors, Christians vs Other Religions, and whatever else division that separates us. HOW DO WE ALL COME TOGETHER??????

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Reply Could this be the next Revolutionary War???? (Original post)
a kennedy May 2020 OP
brooklynite May 2020 #1
a kennedy May 2020 #3
brooklynite May 2020 #13
roamer65 May 2020 #2
DrToast May 2020 #4
a kennedy May 2020 #5
LiberalArkie May 2020 #6
BGBD May 2020 #10
Chellee May 2020 #16
Hekate May 2020 #7
misanthrope May 2020 #8
Hekate May 2020 #11
misanthrope May 2020 #15
Tipperary May 2020 #9
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #12
Wounded Bear May 2020 #14
dawg May 2020 #17

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:11 PM

1. What war are you expecting to occur?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:15 PM

3. What should it be called, I mean what war is it we're going through right now???

Right???? I mean these times.....tRump in absolute power, what do we call it. Iím just asking.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #3)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:26 AM

13. I've never been a fan of political hyperbole...

Trump isn't in absolute power. The fact that Pelosi is House Speaker and we have Governors making rational decisions on COVID and you have then right to publicly complain about Trump points to that.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:14 PM

2. If one happens, it will be like the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Very messy.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:16 PM

4. Do you mean Civil War?

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Response to DrToast (Reply #4)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:17 PM

5. Yah, perhaps, Civil, Revolutionary, a WAR HERE AGAIN.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:36 PM

6. As it always is, rich vs poor

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #6)

Sat May 9, 2020, 02:04 AM

10. It's never rich vs poor

It's rich vs rich with the poor ones doing the dying for both.

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Response to BGBD (Reply #10)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:10 PM

16. Excellent point.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2020, 01:13 AM

7. Cold Civil War

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Sat May 9, 2020, 01:18 AM

8. Yep, it never stopped

Anyone who has lived in the Deep South knows as much.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #8)

Sat May 9, 2020, 02:33 AM

11. I have not lived there, & it wasn't until Trump that I knew the Civil War never ended ...

I have not lived there, & it wasn't until Trump that I knew the Civil War never ended ...

...for quite a chunk of what I had always thought of as one nation, indivisible.

There's a passage in Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" that at least prepared me to accept this dismaying revelation when I read it years ago. The two main characters, Shadow and Wednesday, arrive on a sunny day in San Francisco from a frozen Northeastern town called Lakeside.

"It's almost hard to believe that this is in the same country as Lakeside," Shadow said.

Wednesday glared at him. ..."It's not. San Francisco isn't in the same country as Lakeside any more than New Orleans is in the same country as New York or Miami is in the same country as Minneapolis."

"Is that so?" said Shadow, mildly.

"Indeed it is. They may share certain cultural signifiers -- money, a federal government, entertainment -- it's the same land, obviously -- but the only things that give it the illusion of being one country are the greenback, The Tonight Show, and McDonald's."

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:09 PM

15. Perfect illustration

I've said this plenty of times here but it always bears repeating: if you haven't read Colin Woodard's "American Nations," then you should. It breaks down the eleven regional nations that make up the United States, how their distinct cultures developed and why they act and react in the way they do.

It will give you a better insight into what your aforementioned characters summarize and into the political history of the U.S. The Civil War never ended and the South, now, is in the most ascendent position it has enjoyed since Appomattox.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2020, 01:19 AM

9. Have you got your wars mixed up?

 

Do you mean Civil War?

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #9)

Sat May 9, 2020, 05:33 AM

12. Probably Not

The OP mentioned absolute power, as in King George.
That said, it's hyperbolic.
Right now, PINO is paralyzed by this situation and is floundering.
Absolute power is the opposite of the current situation.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:27 AM

14. Want to say urban vs rural...

or maybe coastal vs flyover country.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:15 PM

17. Pretty sure I'm trapped behind enemy lines and in danger of friendly fire if that's the case.

I'm a white Christian man living in a rural part of the deep South. Most people would probably assume I was a Trump supporter until they got to know me better.

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