American Civil War Looms as Trump Reveals Intention to Ignore Voting Results
With Donald Trump increasingly insinuating that he will “not accept” the result of the election on November 3rd, and with polarized clashes between Trump supporters and anti-Trump demonstrators, a broad civil war within the United States could be imminent.
…And it could start on November 3.
There are ample indicators from both camps that violence is an acceptable option, despite exhortations by the government to the contrary.
One might argue that the United States is already in a state of civil war, considering the clear bias of law enforcement against black citizens.
Here are 6 catalysts that could precipitate a much broader national conflict:
1… The vote is too close to call right away, resulting in both sides declaring victory, and the radical elements on both sides taking to the streets armed and agitated. Adding to identity politics of citizens, police, and possibly soldiers, are likely to be motivated by their political inclinations, moreso than orders from superiors they view as in the “other” camp.
2… Its almost a certainty that more incidents of white cops killing black citizens will occur within the timeframe immediately following the election. This will have the effect of pouring gasoline on an already raging inferno.
3… With Trump’s disdain for US military leaders increasingly out in the open, there could conceivably be an internal break among the rank and file as they too choose political bent over chain of command.
4… Look for China and Russia to take advantage of any acceleration of civil strife through acts of aggression that coincide with the immediate post-election environment;
5… Militias throughout the mid and north-western United States are increasing membership and are known to be conducting drills and training in remote areas throughout rural states. They have the tacit support of President Donald Trump.
6… The death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg opens up another Supreme Court vacancy that Trump will rush to fill, likely circumventing regular processes.
The best hope for a cooling down of hostilities among the two camps is a clear victor in the election.
Despite Donald Trump’s vow to disregard the election outcome, the military and police branches of the justice system – who are the sole agents of law and order by constitutional rule – will take their orders from whomsoever is declared the winner.
That is not to say that just because one side is victorious that the persecution of people of color would come to an abrupt end. In the event of a Republican victory, it would almost certainly intensify.
And if there’s one thing the Black Lives Matter protests make clear, people of color are at the breaking point of tolerance for an undeclared apartheid that undeniably exists.
And so while the conflict occurring nightly in cities might carry the mantle of politics, it is race that is the fundamental issue at the root of the violence, and the economic disparity imposed by that.
Either way, the US has a lot of issues to resolve, and a civil war, while unlikely, is not out of the question.
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