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Civil war in America

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PopeADope, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    America is so divided it's like a cold war.

    If there were a military conflict between Republicans and Democrats, who do you think would win the war?

    I'm a pacifist because I know too many good people who are both Democrats and Republicans, and both sides makes sense on a lot of issues, so I just can't take sides.

    I've always wondered though if there was a Civil War in America between the left and the right who would win.

    If I was to guess, I would say the right-wingers would win, because they are more fanatic, disciplined, better armed, and more geared for that type of combat... That doesn't make them better people of course, just I would say on average better equipped for combat and war.

    Pardon the silly question, but it is something I've always wondered and curious what the feedback would be like. :p
     
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    I'd prefer a proper revolution to a civil war.
     
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    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Libertarian Gearhead
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    People are always speculating about things which never come to pass.....
    - Trump is Hitler.
    - The world will end (every couple months).
    - Hillary is a shoe-in to win the presidency.
    - Trump will be impeached by year's end.
     
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    I think it would be absurd if it would happen, but such pondering can be fun, and I gotta say Republicans would win if the absurd scenario comes about.

    Democrats have an advantage of holding the major industrial areas of the country. But the Republicans control the most land overall, pretty much the entirety of rural areas. Plus, I think everyone would agree the rural Republicans have the best chance of creating armed militia groups, because they have more firearms and the like.

    So you've got one side controlling just the industrial centers, and another group in the countryside with organized militia groups and in control of the national food supply. It seems almost one-sided to me.

    Though I must say I myself am screwed. My house is a short distance from both a Democrat-aligned urban center and Republican-aligned rural countryside. My home is the borderlands of this silly scenario :( .
     
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    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Yes, I would guess that the chances of a Civil War in America are very small... Slim to none... There's plenty of talk about it though... But you're right, people also made Ludacris statements like Obama was trying to turn the country communist n Trump is trying to turn the country into a fascist dictatorship.
     
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    Corporations have already won. All the rest is smoke and mirrors.
     
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    If there is a civil war, I plan on being a draft dodger again.
     
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    You're too old to be drafted, silly. :p
     
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    If we were to go to war, exactly what principles would we be fighting for?
     
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    This. We'd all be losers.
     
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    Remember that Trump is Prez.
    Who knows what will happen!
     
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    Mister Silver Faith's Nightmare

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    I'm sure you'll do plenty of damage with your crickety old bones and a rake.
     
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    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Well I think many in the right would argue that they were fighting for Christian principles... Although, some of the policies of the right-wing are very un christ-like
     
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    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Libertarian Gearhead
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    Christianity, IMO is very un-Christ-like. It's more based on the teachings of Paul.

    Christian views/actions I think make more sense if you consider Paul as their spiritual leader.

    Whenever I ask a Christian about their beliefs, almost invariably they direct me to scripture by Paul.

    If Paul had not shown up and been promoted by Rome, I suspect Christianity would have been a very different religion.

    Uh... sorry for the off topic rant.
     
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    But what of the third parties?? Greens reduced to eco-terrorist cells?? Libertarians holed up in bomb shelters?? The Constitution Party just siding against whatever side technically started the civil war by rebelling??
     
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    Assuming the Federal Government is completely out of action, The Right would win easily. They've been stockpiling ammunition, guns and canned goods for years. They are much more into the Survivalist thing and you'll be hard pressed to find a left-wing Prepper. Survivalistboards.com, which is meant precisely for discussing preparing for civil war, disasters and stuff, is one of the few forums I know that is overwhelmingly Pro-Trump.

    However, Survivalism is also kind of a fad and much of the talk is just part of marketing products to people. There is something deeply manipulative in how people's fears are exploited for commercial gain. When it comes to survival, there is a weird schizoid split between the things that look important and the things that really are important. Too much of what we think about the end of the world is straight from movies to be accurate. It is a mistake to take them seriously as mostly it boils down to learning useful skills for extended camping trips in the wilderness. It probably can still be useful and the ethic of self-reliance is a very good one to have, but leave the conspiracy theories about the New World Order alone.

    I don't think anyone honestly really knows how they'd deal with "the end of the world as we know it" until it actually happens. Maybe a few veterans who have seen it all before will know what the hell they are doing but the rest of us don't have a clue.
     
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