Thursday, July 6, 2017
"World War Three or Civil War?" A Comment
"You don’t have to dig very deep into the American psyche to notice that hostilities are boiling up to a dangerous level. With mainstream media’s almost 24/7 coverage of possible collusion between Trump and Russia, many Americans are beginning to view a nuclear superpower as their enemy. I don’t believe the collusion exists, but sometimes people’s opinions have a more powerful effect on the world than what is true. Furthermore, the divide between the left and right in the US seems like one violent moment away from breaking out into all out war. So, my question is, which is more likely, WWIII or a 2nd US Civil War?
Let’s first examine the possibility of another US Civil War. The political divide between Americans has been growing for decades, but the rise of Trump has finally pushed the left to act out violently. The mainstream, corporate sponsored #Resist movement has been a widely pushed narrative to stir up even more hate. A few weeks ago, an avid Bernie supporter decided to take matters into his own hands by opening fire on republican politicians at their baseball practice. Luckily, he was a terrible shot and no one died. Shortly after the incident, Alex Jones riled his side up in a June 14th video, stating: “The first shots of the second American civil war have already been fired.”
The right has always been pro-gun and pro-self-defense, but now the extremists on the left seem more willing to use guns to achieve their political goals. One side willing to use guns for political purposes, and the other side willing to defend themselves with guns, makes for a dangerous combination that could ignite at any moment. Here is a video of Antifa thugs training for that very moment - Phoenix John Brown Gun Club, Range Day:
And if you need anymore convincing of the escalation of violence between the left and the right, here is a compilation video of some heavy clashes:
Now let’s examine the possibility of WWIII. When one empire begins to decline, it empowers other nations to rise up and take their place. This can result in a war between many powerful nations. The last example of this was WWII. When the British Empire was in a fast decline, Germany began to feel confident enough to seize control of Europe and the rest of the world.
Now that other countries are beginning to sense the decline of the US Empire, other nations are intent on seizing their opportunity to grab more power for themselves. Russia has begun to expand it’s reach beyond its own borders for the first since the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980’s. China has also begun to expand its influence in the world by building the world’s largest trade routes through Southeast Asia.
The nation that controls trade controls the world. That is why the US is trying to put pressure on China in the South China Sea and threatening to go into North Korea, right on China’s border. Because China senses a decline in US power, they seem intent on continuing their initiative.
Will US leadership feel the need to use military force to hold on to its power? It’s looking like that’s the case with more intense pressure being put on North Korea, and Russia via Syria. Under the guise of fighting ISIS, the US is now invading Syria, a close Russian ally. The US has been shooting down Syrian Regime jets and the Russians have responded by warning the US that it would shoot down any of their jets that crossed the Euphrates River. If the US continues its westward push into Syria, it’s only a matter of time before they clash with Russia. Many other nations will join in the fight as they have an interest in seeing the US being knocked down a few pegs.
These are very dangerous times indeed. Please feel free to let me know in the comment section which you think is more probable, if either at all. Peace be with you all.”
A Comment: You look around in astonished wonder at just how incredibly crazy it all is. A total global economic collapse imminent, with an insanely incomprehensible $1.5 QUADRILLION of derivatives hanging by a thread over it all like the sword of Damocles; a $20 trillion "national debt", with $240 trillion in unfunded liabilities like Social Security and Medicare; pension funds all going under- what happens to the people counting on that? States closing down into bankruptcy; chaos and lunatics with nothing better to do running wild in the streets; the very real possibility of a nuclear war; true unemployment rate of 24.5% with little or no hope left; companies failing into bankruptcy every day with 10,000 stores closing nation wide this year, and all that job loss and ripple effect social consequences; and you wonder, how could it all have gone so terribly, horrifyingly wrong? How?! I don't know, but some days I feel like this, just so sick of it all... and if you're paying attention, you probably do too.