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[–]d3rr 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (13 children)

How could this ever escalate into a real civil war? One side has all of the territory and all of the guns. Feds vs. Libertarians wouldn't really be a civil war either?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yep. Conservatives have the majority of guns, vets, and rural property.

The liberals don't have a chance if it escalates to armed conflict.

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

How could this ever escalate into a real civil war?

I don't know exactly. What would happen if a few thousand non-commies went to Portland to rally in support of Andy Ngo?

One side has all of the territory and all of the guns.

I don't know what you're saying about territory. Some Democrats do own guns. The commies have been pushing the idea of arming up

Feds vs. Libertarians wouldn't really be a civil war either?

That's not what I would expect. Libertarians won't start a war, but will defend liberty.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

This is what I mean about territory. It's a US counties by dominant political party map, it blew my mind the first time I saw it: https://us-east-1.tchyn.io/snopes-production/uploads/2016/12/3141-counties-trump-won.jpg

And a less extreme looking version: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/2004_US_elections_purple_counties.png

To generalize to the extreme, "the left" are only in big cities on the coast. They'd be screwed even though yes some of them have guns.

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Maybe there are fewer useless idiots in America than I thought. /s

I still say the civil war is not something to be encouraged. Now, I'm off to service my helicopter.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Oh yeah, whoever is encouraging this shit is a rabble rousing jerk.

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The SPLC, MSM, and of course Democrats are all encouraging it.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

I don't think it can escalate in this way.

Antifa are the only pseudo-leftists preaching violence, and they have yet to brandish guns publically (as far as I've heard).

Violence has rarely worked for the left.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Violence has rarely worked for the left.

Except, you know, Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, etc etc

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Soft spot for Hitler, eh?

JK! ;-)

The window of opportunity for each of these despots was the result of the West meddling in their internal affairs.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I was going to say hitler but I just wanted to avoid the whole "But he's actually right wing" discussion when there are so many purely left-wing examples.

The window of opportunity for each of these despots was the result of the West meddling in their internal affairs.

mmmm maybe in part yeah, but it still happened.

And if the left rose here, why wouldn't they have the support of the west in the same way those examples did?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Because it's not external. It's internal.

Plus the left doesn't have the guns.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Because it's not external. It's internal.

But you think the military-industrial complex won't make money by funding both sides, just like they did in the first US civil war?

The left has guns. Everyone in America has guns. Because America manufactures most of the world's guns.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Democratic party may have some guns.

As a vet, who was raised in the country I can say without hesitation that the left is far beyond outmatched.

Hunting is in the domain of the right. Hunting rifles are entry level sniper rifles. Most rural kids learn to hunt at around the age of 10.

It wouldn't even be close.