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    Default Is the US on the Brink of Civil War?

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wh...war-2018-11-07

    According to Newsweek magazine’s polling, a third of all Americans think such a conflict could break out within the next five years, with 10% thinking it “very likely to happen.” Plenty of experts agree. Back in March, State Department official Keith Mines told Foreign Policy magazine: “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.” He rated the odds of a second American Civil War breaking out within the next 10-15 years at 60%.

    ...“We are now nearing a point comparable to 1860,” my Stanford University colleague Victor Davis Hanson recently wrote in the National Review.

    The historian Niall Ferguson, another Stanford colleague, suggested in The Sunday Times of London that if someone were to design a “Civil War Clock” comparable to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ “Doomsday Clock,” the designer would probably now be announcing that it is “two minutes to Fort Sumter.”

    Ferguson himself is more upbeat, thinking that “the time on the civil war Doomsday Clock looks more like 11.08 than 11.58.” It seems to me, though, that all these speculations are deeply misleading — so much so, in fact, that the main thing they illustrate is how not to use the past to understand the present.
    IMO it is very likely in the next 10 years unless there is major change in our leadership and the mentality of all of us.
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    https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-...cold-civil-war

    Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr., responding on Sunday to the shooting deaths of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, said the U.S. is in the midst of a “cold civil war.”

    “What happens when we use language like ‘infestation’?” Glaude said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You set the stage for people who are even more on the extreme to act violently.”

    "We are in a cold civil war. And there are some people who bear the burden of it,” Glaude added.
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    Default Re: Is the US on the Brink of Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    We had an interim priest that is now leading an Episcopal church in El Paso. His posts on FB are showing just how horrific this situation is emotionally. He actually did one of those posts where it checks in with everyone to let us all know he is alive and well.
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