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View Poll Results: Where are we heading as a nation?
The insurrectionists are going to win and Trump will be President for Life. 1 1.64%
Several states will attempt to secede and we'll be in another Civil War. 2 3.28%
There will be a long period of terrorism but not a real Civil War. 29 47.54%
The insurrectionists will eventually be taken down but many lives will be lost. 26 42.62%
Cooler heads will prevail and we'll reach some level of calm. 17 27.87%
Planet X will invade and we'll all be killed! 6 9.84%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12th January 2021, 09:56 AM   #41
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I fear that the seed of corrosive lies has been planted so widespread and often, it will be almost impossible to get out of this without going through a very deep and violent valley first.

All these millions of people won't admit to themselves being conned. No. Even if the Trumps and Hannitys etc. all of a sudden would turn 180 around. No, they would rather suggest that those people have been brainwashed or are under some kind of supression.

The sprouts of these seeds won't go away anytime soon.
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Old 12th January 2021, 10:24 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by lomiller View Post
In 5-10 years the their supporters is congress will be the "sane Republicans" being pushed aside by a new even more extreme version of the political right. It's been the pattern for decades now and I see no reason why it would change now.
It will change for simple reason - this situation is already unstable. This kind of spiral into degeneracy cannot be endless and has only two possible finales.

Either they win and USA becomes authoritarian right-wing state or they lose and share fate of their spiritual ancestors from first civil war and spiritual brothers from second world war.

There will be a lot of blood.
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Old 12th January 2021, 10:55 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
I think a better question would be "what are you doing about the direction your country is headed?" For the overwhelming majority, little to nothing.
I run a sig line in some places that reads:

The biggest problem facing mankind is apathy.
But nobody cares.
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