Thursday, October 6, 2022

The Next Civil War Expected Soon...


If the Trump minions' response after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago documents Donald Trump took from the White House illegally is any indication, we can expect action in the near future, Ken Bensinger and Sheera Frenkel of the New York Times report. It all began after the FBI completed its search of Mar-a-Lago where the social networks lit up like the 4th of July...
"Posts on Twitter that mentioned “civil war” had soared nearly 3,000 percent in just a few hours as Mr. Trump’s supporters blasted the action as a provocation. Similar spikes followed, including on Facebook, Reddit, Telegram, Parler, Gab and Truth Social, Mr. Trump’s social media platform. Mentions of the phrase more than doubled on radio programs and podcasts, as measured by Critical Mention, a media-tracking firm."

And then it continued a couple weeks later when President Biden branded Trump and “MAGA Republicans” a threat to “the very foundations of our republic.” The NYT warns with the midterms coming, the threat could be compounded significantly. Here's a shocker that probably really isn't...

"Polling, social media studies and a rise in threats suggest that a growing number of Americans are anticipating, or even welcoming, the possibility of sustained political violence."

 Majority Of Trump Voters Say Civil War ‘Likely’ In Next Decade...


But what should we expect? While the radical right calls for an organized battle for control of the government, according to the Times...

"Others envision something akin to a drawn-out insurgency, punctuated with eruptions of political violence, such as the attack on the F.B.I.’s Cincinnati field office in August. A third group describes the country as entering a “cold” civil war, manifested by intractable polarization and mistrust, rather than a “hot” war with conflict."

I am reading The Next Civil War by Stephen Marche and it is frightening. One of the author's findings describes how the next one won't be fought on the battlefield, rather it will be neighbor against neighbor, depending on your political stand. Just think of the consequences especially if you live in a radically right area and you are on the liberal left. I urge you to read the NYT article and if you really want a scare, read Marche's The Next Civil War.

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  For those who don't want peace, there should be a trap door to oblivion...