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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 12:41 AM

Is civil war inevitable in the USA at this point?

In 2005 I remember playing this videogame that predicted the US collapsing into civil war. It seemed funny and ridiculous at the time, but these days...I don't know anymore.



There's also a computer forecasting model that is predicting the US is headed for civil war as well.

https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/model-predicting-united-states-disorder-now-points-to-civil-war/12365280

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Reply Is civil war inevitable in the USA at this point? (Original post)
ansible Jun 20 OP
soothsayer Jun 20 #1
Nevilledog Jun 20 #2
Hoyt Jun 20 #3
morillon Jun 20 #4
Kablooie Jun 20 #5
Initech Jun 20 #8
DFW Jun 20 #6
Hekate Jun 20 #10
SouthernCal_Dem Jun 20 #7
Thekaspervote Jun 20 #9
Hekate Jun 20 #11
Ex Lurker Jun 20 #12
Skittles Jun 20 #13
fleur-de-lisa Jun 20 #14
smirkymonkey Jun 20 #16
duforsure Jun 20 #15
Blue_Adept Jun 20 #17
USALiberal Jun 20 #18
tavernier Jun 20 #19
Baked Potato Jun 20 #20

Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 12:44 AM

1. Let's try the election first

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 12:47 AM

2. Interesting and scary article.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 12:48 AM

3. Don't think we'll be fighting at Gettysburg, but we've been in a civil war for awhile.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:09 AM

4. The anti-mask wackos want one

They and their fellow far right fanatics have been salivating for something like that for years. I've been on their message boards off and on for decades, and the adrenaline and testosterone levels are off the charts sometimes. I've got some experience with cults, too, and hoo boy, are some of these groups textbook.

But it is exactly because THEY want some kind of war that I don't want them to fucking have it. Let's hold the line, hold our shit together, resist, and let these guys burn themselves out. We have to stay safe and stay strong and keep together.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:17 AM

5. Not unless some major industries are on verge of collapse.

Real civil wars are fought over economics.
There have to be enough powerful people who are threatened with loss of status and income before a civll war is started and I don't see that happening.

Otherwise it's just a protest. Perhaps violent but not war, just a protest.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:30 AM

8. There are 40 million unemployed because of the pandemic.

And a lot of those jobs probably aren't coming back. So let's see how well that holds up in a year.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:26 AM

6. Just a one day affair.

Scheduled for November 3 of this year.

However, the aftermath will make the Reconstruction seem like a picnic.

Biden will need a Secretary of Damage Control.

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:18 AM

10. Thank you

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:28 AM

7. No

That's a silly question.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:10 AM

9. This!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:19 AM

11. No. Do you want there to be one?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:25 AM

12. This podcast looks at it in depth

He's pretty middle of the road but leans slightly left. He thinks the fault line will likely be urban/coastal vs rural/flyover country. It would be an assymetric confluct targeting leadership and infrastructure. And he thinks the rural side would hold most of the cards. Example: the aqueducts that supply California cities are practically undefendable. Cut off San Francisco's water and it would be on its knees in 48 hours.

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-it-could-happen-here-30717896/

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:26 AM

13. no

racist, confederate-loving assholes are vastly outnumbered

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 04:08 AM

14. No. Only scared and angry little men who fear they're losing

their place in the world want war. The rest of us just want to be treated with dignity.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 07:44 AM

16. +1000

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 04:51 AM

15. No its not,

But trump and others want you to believe it is. Trump is intentionally inciting his followers , and the protesters , and now threatening his violence towards anyone who opposes him on anything. Trump wants to incite violence to play the media into helping him change attention from Biden onto him, and this spread the virus and start a riot rally. He plays media into being complicit with his actions designed to focus on only him, they should refuse doing this any more.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 07:51 AM

17. lol. These snowflakes are afraid of wearing a mask

They've shown their impotence completely this year.

"wah, I need a haircut."

"wah, I wanna go to the bar."

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 07:53 AM

18. Silly. nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:00 AM

19. Only for men with big trucks and tiny penises.

Sorry, I read a Trump bumper sticker like that recently and giggled all the way home.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:47 PM

20. Sword glowing red.

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