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Civil war without end

What would cause civil war in the United States?

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2013

mass starvation/

by Anonymousreply 111/09/2013

Based on the state of American political discourse, we're already deep in a Sybil war.

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2013

Water shortages--which is a reality right now.

by Anonymousreply 511/09/2013

A good, sane, competent, rational, reasonable, decent black man in the White House.

by Anonymousreply 611/09/2013

Helen Lawson making a comeback.

by Anonymousreply 711/09/2013

GAY MARRIAGE

by Anonymousreply 811/09/2013

A future Supreme Court decision that correctly asserted that the right to bear arms was solely dependent on the establishment of a well-regulated militia chartered to secure a free state. Like Switzerland.

That's when the guns would start getting used.

by Anonymousreply 911/09/2013

A drummed up police action in response to a faux coup in "lawless Mexico"

by Anonymousreply 1011/09/2013

No, R10, we'd never go to war over going to war with Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 1111/09/2013

yeah, it's going to be water.

by Anonymousreply 1311/09/2013

R12, so far R9 and R5 present the most likely scenarios (well, aside from the Helen Lawson comeback).

by Anonymousreply 1411/09/2013

I'll make it simpler, R12. If the 2nd amendment were correctly interpreted so that guns are legal only for participating in national guard, military, or other organized militias. Not private use.

by Anonymousreply 1511/09/2013

How would water shortages cause a civil war? I can't envision that scenario.

by Anonymousreply 1611/09/2013

"How would water shortages cause a civil war? I can't envision that scenario."

Just don't fuck with the 1%'s supply of Evian.

by Anonymousreply 1711/09/2013

Ann Romney herself is a justifiable cause for civil unrest

by Anonymousreply 1811/09/2013

R16, given that's the most COMMON scenario worldwide already, I'm not sure how you can't envision it.

Most wars are fought over resources.

by Anonymousreply 1911/09/2013

Inequitable distribution of wealth

by Anonymousreply 2011/09/2013

Watch World War Z, that's what it will be like

by Anonymousreply 2111/09/2013

[quote]A future Supreme Court decision that correctly asserted that the right to bear arms was solely dependent on the establishment of a well-regulated militia chartered to secure a free state. Like Switzerland.

Isn't military service compulsory in Switzerland? And they're required to keep a weapon at home. I fail to see how this would change much here.

by Anonymousreply 2211/09/2013

r19, the U.S. is not the world. The eastern half of the U.S. has plenty of water. For a civil war over resources, you need two factions of the country fighting over it.

Is California going to send its militia to the Great Lakes?

by Anonymousreply 2311/10/2013

It won't be a civil war it will just be a gradual slide toward breaking up and then when it hits it will be speedy and relatively peaceful like the USSR. Different cultures and beliefs are being more etched in stone and resentment builds.

Pretty soon states will begin holding back revenues. Refusing to participate in federal programs. Dealing with immigration on their own. Using their own state supreme courts to justify nullification. A congress and its federal offices unable to act on anything. You will never have enough manpower to enforce everything. A president really only welcome in a few areas of the country like the Northeast, California, and a few urban centers.

Wow all of that is kind of happening now. I say within 15 years the slide towards a breakup will be undeniable. Probably five separate countries to emerge.

by Anonymousreply 2411/10/2013

In a word, "Follies".

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2013

Still not seeing it, r24.

by Anonymousreply 2611/10/2013

The US is far, far too assimilated now possibly to have a civil war. However, I could imagine an insurrection or complete cultural disintegration as a result of an accident which disrupted food for more than 6 hours.

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2013

5 separate countries? That wouldn't last long. If an area had resources, somebody would want to take them. When does the rest of the world walk in if the US is in a weakened state?

I do think you can quickly have a civil war if a small, armed group with some ties to larger issues wants one.

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2013
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