Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Are Jews in the US in Danger? More Than 40% Think American Civil War Likely in Next Decade


Guess who becomes the scapegoat in the event of a civil war?  

A troubling new survey found that 43% of Americans – and more than half of “strong Republicans” – believe that a civil war is at least somewhat likely to occur within the next 10 years. Among strong Democrats and independents that figure was 40%, while 54% of strong Republicans said the same.

The poll also found that 65% say political violence has increased since the start of 2021, and 62% believe that political violence will increase in the next few years.

The findings comes from a poll by YouGov and the Economist, follows heated rhetoric from Trump supporters in the wake of the unprecedented FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, including from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who predicted “riots in the streets” if Trump is indicted.

Most experts believe that a full-scale war, like the 1861-1865 civil war, remains highly unlikely. But many worry that increasing rhetoric and division could result in isolated or even coordinated attacks against political figures.

“Countries with democracies and governments as strong as America’s do not fall into civil war. But if our institutions weaken, the story could be different,” said Rachel Kleinfeld a civil conflict specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There will be no civil war. To have one, you'd need a good number of the highest ranking generals and admirals along with their staff willing to break off from the US army and take all their equipment with them. Short of that, it'll be a short battle where the Air Force takes out some rambuctious hillbillies.