The Washington Post: America on the brink of a necessary civil war

It is timely and logical to assume that the United States is as close to the outbreak of civil war today as it was in 1861, in fact on its threshold. A wide range of experts voicing the issue, including Republican and Democratic politicians, civil unrest scholars, and extremists of all stripes and colors now accept the idea that civil war is either inevitable or necessary. This is written by Mark Fisher, senior editor of the American edition of The Washington Post.

All experts, as well as members of mass movements fighting for their views, point to evidence that may seem convincing regarding the occurrence of the described event. There are also opinion polls showing that many Americans expect violent conflict as a way out of a hopeless situation.

It is already quite obvious that many citizens believe that a real violent civil war is coming. About half of those polled this spring by the University of California said they expected a civil war in the next few years. Moreover, some believe that a deep conflict and the war phase itself has already begun - a creeping pressure is underway, preparations for a bloody denouement.

We live in a country where official government disinformation, as well as popular conspiracy thinking and lies about everything and everyone, have led to deadly consequences and violence.

– Fisher is quoting Oren Segal, vice president of the Center for the Study of Extremism.

In America, radicals of all stripes and groups are being prepared. The chaos that is already in the air is like Internet rage: you can take it as a game or a safe bluff from a distance, but it can be too dangerous and fraught with real consequences. Perhaps it's all some form of weekend entertainment or actual military training, Fischer speculates.

Today, the Civil War phenomenon is a rallying cry that some Americans wear on T-shirts and others openly practice with assault weapons. Recently, trust in institutions such as the police, the media, the church and the government has collapsed, making the country more vulnerable to internal attacks, the expert argues.

Perhaps many still do not see the prospects of a real civil bloody war. But shouldn't we be more afraid of what we can't see?

asks a question, summing up, Fischer.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 29 August 2022 09: 22
    When the USSR decided to cover up the COMINTERN, its analogue was invented by the CIA to fight the USSR. And they began to act by similar methods, and the USSR suffered from this.
    Now the United States itself is beginning to suffer from the policy that they reproduced against the USSR. Perhaps in this way the Lord decided to reason with them so that they would not build a new tower of Babel? Maybe that's why the Civil War in the United States is quite likely and possible? Let them try for themselves what they did for others? The commandment of God says - Try to treat others the way you want to be treated!
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 30 August 2022 10: 39
      Instead of the Comintern of the USSR, a bureau of communist parties was created ...
      There was no need to create analogues of the CIA: they were already available - only 3-4 Socialist Internationals and Internationals at the same time ...
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 29 August 2022 09: 39
    A civil war in any other country is terrible.
    The American Civil War is great.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 29 August 2022 16: 03
    Interestingly, 2-3 years ago I wrote here that there will be a civil war in the USA. He explained at what point it will begin, which segments of the population will become the driving force (this is not in the post).
    Then everyone was joking and minus.
    1. forcecom Offline forcecom
      forcecom (Denis) 29 August 2022 19: 31
      well, and now it has not started yet, so rejoice early
  4. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 30 August 2022 01: 59
    The Civil War of 1861 was the result of a confrontation between the economic elites of the north (they needed a mass of free-labor slaves for factories) and the south (they needed classical slaves on plantations).

    Now the US elites are united and there is no smell of any civil war there. Probably, against the backdrop of a worsening economy, there will be one-time unrest for one reason or another.
    Well, they've been around before and are much tougher than modern ones (google Los Angeles 1992 or Detroit 1967).
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 August 2022 11: 43
      A new US Civil War could start with the dollar sinking and half of the world giving up on it.
    2. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 30 August 2022 19: 11
      Now the US elites are united and there is no smell of any civil war there.

      I don't know if there will be a civil war in the US or not, but the elites there are definitely not united. One confrontation between Republicans and Democrats is worth something. Taking the Capitol doesn't look like a celebration of unity, does it? But not all Americans support BLM yet (they were not lucky to be born blacks), and some people don’t really like gays, so the Americans have more than enough reasons to arrange a giant fireworks display in their home.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 August 2022 11: 14
        US citizens are fooled by propaganda in a fair and honest American model of statehood, and more than in the USSR they believed in the justice of socialism. It is the collapse in front of these illusions that produces a surge of indignation and other reactions, because US citizens still believe in justice (thanks to the efforts of Hollywood, etc.) and will begin to correct it on their own - we will see what happens next. And the main trigger may be the collapse of the dollar, and the country of horse thieves, swindlers, robbers and slaves (according to the history of the formation of the United States) will show its true insides ....