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Bringing up an upcoming civil war on the reddit sub
submitted 3 years ago * by [deleted] from self.KotakuInAction
[–]ClockworkFoolKiA Old Guard 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
The admins basically take any mention of the topic as endorsement or calling for the event itself. It's no deeper than that.
They aren't interested in checking if any particular mention is either of those things, so the entire topic has to go because it's simpler for them that way.
To be fair, there absolutely are idiots out there hoping for a war. They likely aren't confined to one side of politics either, as there are just as likely to be far right nutjobs out there salivating for the chance to force the changes they want at the point of a gun just as surely as there are far left nutjobs out there right now, writing marx quotes on buildings they're burning down, trying to turn the current unrest into the revolution, no matter how many people's lives or livelyhoods they have to destroy to get it.
The best we can hope for is that both groups of idiots are as rare and as inept as they seem to be, no matter the reddit admins jumping at shadows.
[–]rblake 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
I don't see it as a civil war, per say. I think we're going to be involved in a one sided battle with domestic radicals for an indeterminate amount of time.
[–]GizortnikKiA Old Guard 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (6 children)
Not a chance of a Civil War.
I don't think you all understand that this shit isn't going to be seen as a powerful conflict between massive political power-blocks. This is just the Leftist Establishment Bubble popping. This is it's deflation.
Serious Unrest? Sure.
1861? Absolutely not.
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[–]GizortnikKiA Old Guard 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (2 children)
Yeah, this kinda thing is ugly, and it is the end of something. It's the end of our shitty leftist institutions (and they are panicking about that). But, as with deflation, it presents the rest of us with a stellar opportunity to grow out of this. It's just not the end of the world. Or even the US.
[–]DreadPaladin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (1 child)
How much will the leftist bubble deflating have a lasting impact? It seems to me that enough people are obsessed and deluded enough that it could easily reinflate.
[–]GizortnikKiA Old Guard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Jesus, sorry for the late response.
The leftist bubble deflating will have a lasting impact because because, long story short: technology, economics, and the decentralization of firepower are going to cause a major changing of the elites in the world, and will cause a necessary liberalization of social and political structures to deal with that change.
Leftists will still re-ignite (they always do), but the whole geo-political landscape is going to shift under their feet.
[–]the_nybbler 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (1 child)
New York noped out of it, sent the police out in force and the "peaceful protesters" only managed to burn one van. Surprisingly, Newark, NJ didn't have any riots either; not sure if that's because the city kept it under control or just no one considers Newark worth burning any more.
[–]GizortnikKiA Old Guard 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
New York really can't riot considering it's a fucking police state with a police department that is effectively a paramilitary police force. They know better to even think of letting something like that start up. They gotta smash any possible incitement down as hard as they can.
I still expect New York to potentially depopulate a little bit in the coming decade as the country's politics and establishment lurches rightward towards more classical liberalism, but unless the financial sector collapses, I don't expect riots.
That being said, I'm expecting the petro-dollar to collapse so that could still happen.
[–]Unknownsailor 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
You won't see uniformed armies in the field. What you will see is Antifa trying to mob up and do their thing somewhere, and then, suddenly, a few of them spout brand new, non OEM holes in their heads.
There are numerous ways to fuck with the left, they have not seen it yet because the right has the patience of Job. Until they don't
They are reaching for the light switch. Heaven help them if that switch gets thrown.
[–]RatMan29 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago* (0 children)
The war is already here. It began as soon as the Antifa terrorists set up their no-go zone in Portland a year or so ago.
So far the SJWs are pretty much the only side shooting. I do not expect or want that to remain true.
Our country's various police and military commands need to decide, now, which side they are on, so we can know whom to rely on. They will not be able to sit this out -- or if they do, whoever wins will likely get rid of them as useless.
I do not want to have to do their job. The police are supposed to defend us, not the other way 'round.
Funny how Beverly Hills was the one place that did a really good job of closing it down hard.