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    Is the US on a path to civil unrest?

    Ridiculous polarization. Disgraceful civil discourse. A president flaming division. Lack of leadership from government in general. Increasing class inequality. A completely misinformed public. Lack of trust in institutions. Where are we heading here?

    What would be some major events that could kick off civil unrest or worse?

    Trump impeachment? Assassination? Firing of Mueller? Some controversial supreme court decision? Postponement of election?


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    I think near civil unrest is why Trump is President. Hopefully he unites everyone to some degree, though I doubt it. People suck

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    so long as it is "civil"
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    I think the visible unrest will improve under a nice guy democratic president.

    Republican followers aren't the type to wear vagina hats, have silly marches and rallies in from of screaming congressionals like Warren and the Max.

    There will be a few nutso skinhead rallies but no screaming restaurant incidents, shootings or public confrontations etc.

    Republican voters aren't as impressionable and aren't moved by Madonna, Johnny Depp, Sarandon and the like.

    The problems will be socialist, progressive policies taking place in the background and getting passed before anyone knows it.

    But it will be done peacefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    I think the visible unrest will improve under a nice guy democratic president.

    Republican followers aren't the type to wear vagina hats, have silly marches and rallies in from of screaming congressionals like Warren and the Max.

    There will be a few nutso skinhead rallies but no screaming restaurant incidents, shootings or public confrontations etc.

    Republican voters aren't as impressionable and aren't moved by Madonna, Johnny Depp, Sarandon and the like.

    The problems will be socialist, progressive policies taking place in the background and getting passed before anyone knows it.

    But it will be done peacefully.
    First Bolded: You mean other than the Tea Party rallies right?

    Second Bolded: You mean other than the guy who went into a pizzeria and fired shots right?

    Third Bolded: You mean other than electing a celebrity President right?

    Basically, you realize you're completely wrong about virtually all of your points, right?

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    Probably not — but if it is, not necessarily a bad thing.
    Last edited by Crovash; 07-02-2018 at 05:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    Republican followers aren't the type to wear vagina hats, have silly marches and rallies in from of screaming congressionals like Warren and the Max.
    You been asleep for the past 10 years?

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    watch as many in American get dumber and dumber. things are going to get worse, and it doesn't help when you have certain media aligned on the other side that are pushing divisiveness. the media loves this because it helps them with viewers.


    this is the hate that has been happening too often.

    Last edited by SpecialFNK; 07-02-2018 at 05:32 PM.

    the anti-Trump movement seems to be getting dumber

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    People have vilified education, expertise and knowledge in the US for the past 10 years. Why are we surprised that America is getting dumber?

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    This society is so stressed out, and you see it the press everyday. So much violence directed at each other and one self, as the rising suicide rate suggested. Not just violence but just mean old craziness like calling the cops on kids for selling water or cutting grass. I don't think to many of us would pass a mental wellness test. If that angry, negativism every get directed at the government, then you have social uprest. No where near there. But we are getting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    People have vilified education, expertise and knowledge in the US for the past 10 years. Why are we surprised that America is getting dumber?


    A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPMMNvYTEyI

    the anti-Trump movement seems to be getting dumber

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    People have vilified education, expertise and knowledge in the US for the past 10 years. Why are we surprised that America is getting dumber?
    "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov


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    Quote Originally Posted by statquo View Post
    "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov
    One of the best history reads around: Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-intellectualism in American Life. A little dated perhaps, but it’ll demonstrate that Trump is not really an aberration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    First Bolded: You mean other than the Tea Party rallies right?

    Second Bolded: You mean other than the guy who went into a pizzeria and fired shots right?

    Third Bolded: You mean other than electing a celebrity President right?

    Basically, you realize you're completely wrong about virtually all of your points, right?
    I don't recall the Tea Party going into restaurants or shooting congressionals, don't recall vulgar vagina hats, calling for WH bombings or celebrities wondering if actors ever assassinated a president. Don't recall any republicans going into restaurants and accosting people on a regular basis. Don't recall any hollywood loonies saying they would leave the US if a republican was elected (but they never do), don;t recall any Hollywoods morons screaming F the president at an awards dinner.

    Basically, you realize you're completely wrong about your points, right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crovash View Post
    You been asleep for the past 10 years?
    Right. Fortunately we have to tell us the truth.

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