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Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:21 PM

America may be fractured beyond repair

Thirty percent of the population can not control 70% of the country and have a county continue as a a nation. We will breakdown into 50 separate countries and the dream of America died today.

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Reply America may be fractured beyond repair (Original post)
Casady1 Jun 2022 OP
roamer65 Jun 2022 #1
leftieNanner Jun 2022 #2
Irish_Dem Jun 2022 #3
uponit7771 Jun 2022 #4
librechik Jun 2022 #5
regnaD kciN Jun 2022 #6
misanthrope Jun 2022 #9
Hortensis Jun 2022 #7
Tree-Hugger Jun 2022 #8
gldstwmn Jun 2022 #10
PlanetBev Jun 2022 #11
Amishman Jun 2022 #12

Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:22 PM

1. It at least is in its federal form.

Whether it can survive as a confederation remains to be seen.

The United States was a confederation from 1789 until 1865.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:24 PM

2. My Dad Fought in the Navy in WWII

South Pacific. He fought against fascism.

He would be horrified to know that it has come here. I'm glad that he didn't live to see it, but I'm horrified that we have to have this conversation at all.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:25 PM

3. It can still function, but not as a democracy.

It can become a fascist dictatorship.

Yes it looks like we are going to have individual states acting as nations.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:25 PM

4. Looks like we've been worse, Nam was a SOB and with a dem prez in office escalating it.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:26 PM

5. no maybe about it.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:27 PM

6. "30% cannot control 70%"...

Hate to break it to you, but less than 30% controlled more than 70% in apartheid South Africa for decades. That only changed because of international boycotts…but who’s big enough to boycott the U.S. into submission?

History has shown that a small minority can control the majority indefinitely, as long as it has the courts, police, and military on its side.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 02:36 PM

9. And let's be honest

That has been the case in the United States for a long time. The average American citizen's power is far more limited than they will ever admit to themselves.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:35 PM

7. Or not. None of the rights today's Americans value as their birthright, including

most people on the right, were created by people who said they may be impossible. As always, OTHERS made them happen, advancing civilization and dragging the rest along.

Btw, we still have the vote, some 230 MILLION eligible voters. Even imperfect, we see the results of its functioning every two years at least. I don't understand how anyone can miss what that means.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 02:19 PM

8. +1 nt

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 02:40 PM

10. Not yet. There are good Democrats in all states and I'll be damned if I'm going to desert them.

Let's see what we've got on Wednesday morning November 9, 2022. Until then, Clarence Thomas needs to resign. Say it. Type it. We can do this.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 02:45 PM

11. Sooner or later this country will become ungovernable

The minority controlling the majority cannot stand forever. Especially as people lose respect for institutions and politicians.

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Response to PlanetBev (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 02:55 PM

12. As I commented earlier, there is no majority

Forgive the cut and paste, but this goes well here as well

We've got about 1/3rd on our side, 1/3rd on theirs, and the rest in the middle to apathetic or conflicted to vote consistently. I don't see that changing.

Our side is slightly larger, but we are at an inherent geographic disadvantage due to concentration in cities.

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