Prognosis for America: Sanders or Civil War

I will make a prognosis for the United States. Considering the deep internal divisions in the nation, which are only growing deeper and more inflamed by the day, I see only two alternatives for America, and they are: Bernie Sanders, or civil war.

Neither Bernie Sanders nor his supporters are going to launch a civil war of course, but the divisions within this society are so stark and so extreme, and so increasingly volatile, that if a moderate progressive such as Sanders cannot unite the country and begin to heal its wounds, then, as the CIA has also predicted, civil war is not only a possibility, but an increasing probability.

Let us hope the former option, the Bernie option, the more sensible option, is the one chosen. Pray it is so.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible,
will make violent revolution inevitable.”
   – John F. Kennedy

I have written elsewhere extensively on the state of the United States, so I will leave this thought as it is – concise, and hopefully, thought-provoking. I sincerely hope that it is contemplated and considered very, very thoughtfully, and with great care. In either case, the implications are likely to be profound.

J. Todd Ring,
January 26, 2016

 

 

4 Responses to “Prognosis for America: Sanders or Civil War”

  1. jtoddring Says:

    Exceptional consistency, courage, honesty and integrity – that is what Bernie Sanders represents. Watch this.

    Bernie Sanders: 30 years of speeches

  2. jtoddring Says:

    And here is another rare voice of sanity, from the venerable Elizabeth Warren. This says it all. We either deal with this, or watch our society explode. These are the simple facts of the matter.

    As the world’s leading trend analyst, Gerald Celente has said, “When the money stops flowing down to the streets, blood will flow in the streets.” “When people lose everything, and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” Let’s take action, before things get to that point, or I assure you, we will regret our inaction, and the terrible chaos and bloodbath that will surely follow.

  3. jtoddring Says:

    By the way, who predicted the bubble bursting and the economic disaster of 2008? Daily Kos and the alternative press? The mainstream corporate press? Not on your life. But I did, along with a handful of others, when virtually everyone was singing with glee at how rosy things were, and would continue to be.

    I hope the Polyannas are right, and social and political disaster do not loom ahead for the United States, but I think that unless a positive change comes about to lessen the tensions and the divisions in that society, for example, by way of a progressive populist like Bernie Sanders becoming President, then I think that the waters ahead for America look very stormy indeed.

  4. jtoddring Says:

    If anyone believes that this social order is stable, or in any way sustainable, even in terms simply of political or sociological stability – leaving aside for the moment all thoughts of environmental sustainability – with this current, astronomical, staggering, and increasing level of inequality, they are living in a dream world.

    The fuse is lit, and the powder keg is about to explode. The sensible thing to do would be to take moderate, peaceful steps that can be accommodated and accepted by the great majority of the people in order to lessen inequality, increase prosperity and well-being for all, and restore and renew democracy, civil liberties, freedom, human rights and dignity.

    Longer term goals can come later. Right now, we should be looking at staving off disaster – both social and economic, as well as environmental. Civil war is not a pretty sight. And America is headed straight for it.

    “Ya, it’s ok boss – I got this iceberg thing. Don’t you worry.”

    Famous last words.

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/18/richest-62-billionaires-wealthy-half-world-population-combined

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