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Old 05-24-2021, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Divided States of America - where now?

I'm no political animal, and I've seen enough trouble around the world in my time, a lot of it caused by or supported by the Land of the Free, but the current situation in a Post-Trump world worries me, and I wonder how those living in the country feel? Of course America has always been heavily divided among racial and ideological lines, but after the ****show that was four years of Herr Trump it looks like his legacy will be with us for a very long time. Extreme right-wing groups whom nobody had even heard of (did you know of The Proud Boys or the Oath Keepers or any of these other nutters two years ago?) and who kept mostly to the shadows seem to be coming out more boldly and brazenly. I read about a meeting the PB had in Wisconsin I think it was, where they took over a city park and were parading around threatening people with armed violence, and the cops did diddly-squat.

It seems that, no matter how much I personally would like to think that without Trump all this would fade away, the genie is out of the bottle now and there's no getting him back in. Too many Republicans are licking Trump's arse and that of his base in terror that they might be kicked out of the party if they don't toe the line, which these days seems to be agreeing even if their leader-in-exile says the sky is pink or the moon is just barely out of reach.

So I just wonder where, in this new climate, people in America think/fear their country is going, and what you, and the rest of us, can expect in the years leading up to the next election? Is it as bad as it's made out on the news, worse or are we getting too worked up about something that will eventually blow over?

Comments from those in the know would be very much appreciated, but any sort of debate is helpful.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Trump was definitely a match but the right having been pouring gasoline on this country for decades now. From the John Birch Society, to the Evangelical movement of the 70s and 80s, to Ronald Reagan, to Rush Limbaugh and right wing talk radio, to Fox News, to 9/11 driving the country crazy, to Barrack Obama's election driving the rest of the way off the cliff, this country has been primed for extreme conservatism for decades and the roots are deep now.

Historically speaking the far right and the far left don't take to the streets when things are headed for continued stability. There might be LARPing going on but after years the sides harden, people start dying, and liberal democracies flail trying to do as little as possible to confront the underlying issues. The Spanish fascists started out as all talk but we all know how that ended up.

The divisions are simply too wide for pithy Democratic party unity to mean anything and the Republicans are still trying to hold the tiger by the tail to maintain political relevance. I don't know how this all shakes out but with the rich/poor gap continuing to widen and global warming growing as a destabilizing force I don't see how this ends without more violence.
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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climate change will cause a massive migrant crisis and the fascists will seize on this

that's why The Left, not liberals, need to get in power and control the narrative
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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THAT is ****ing hilarious! I always wondered if he was the Antichrist!
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Imagine if all the states in America were divided by water instead of land borders.... Then the entire country would be all coast no flyover states
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