This may belong in a place like the Politics Discussion thread, but I wanted to catch the attention of some people. With the election of Donald Trump, it's obvious things have gotten hectic in the U.S. Now, believe what you will about him, whether he's doing good things or bad things, this is not what I'm going to focus on. Both parties have tried numerous times to assault him and make him and his policies fail, only to have their plans backfire massively. The Democratic party continues to fall, and the Republican establishment is weakening too. Why? Because the American people have simply drawn a line and said enough is enough.
With Donald Trump winning the election, there has been an increase in riots across the country. Until recently, the media protected these groups by calling them peaceful protests, despite the overwhelming amount of video footage that showed the exact opposite. Two of the biggest names for causing problems are Antifa and Black Lives Matter. They block traffic, they assault people for having different opinions, they attack Conservative speakers on college campuses and threaten the lives of those who support them. Look at Milo Yiannopoulos and what happened in Berkeley California for example.
These groups have been exposed a number of times, not only attacking Trump supporters, but also assaulting pro-Americans at free speech rallies and other similar events that had nothing to do with Trump. While events like Chancellorsville cast a shadow over both parties, it's more often the case with Antifa and BLM being the attackers while Conservatives and Republicans are more often simply defend their constitutional rights to attend speeches and support the names of their party.
Recently a petition to declare Antifa a terror grouped far surpassed the required number of votes. Black Lives Matter is facing a similar situation, and a petition to even declare George Soros a terrorist is quickly on the rise. The reason for this is simple: people have had enough. These groups are not helping their party in any way shape or form, but are only strengthening Donald Trump for the next election. They are chasing people away from the left, and while they may not join the Republican party in general, they may declare themselves as independents or libertarians for the next election. Which generally vote right
Now, I realize the right is extremely guilty of this next point, too. But it's exceptionally rare - if ever to ever see a massive group of Republicans going out into the streets and destroying private property, businesses and assaulting people because they have a different opinion. The right has claimed numerous times if so and so wins, it'll be a civil war. While this would be very unlikely to begin with, these people never went out into the streets armed to the teeth with guns and ammunition. Antifa and BLM, however, have done things just as bad. When a group of hundreds of people show up wearing all black clothing, and covering their faces with masks, it's more than just a little intimating Add in the fact they're carrying baseball bats, ax handles. throwing rocks and beating people to a pulp, people get the idea they're really trying to start something.
Recently, Antifa has been stating they're going to start a civil war. Claiming that they're going to kidnap and kill Donald Trump and telling people to pick a side. In fact, they even marked the date they were going to try this. November 2nd 2017.
Now...when you watch videos of people fighting back against Antifa, it's always Antifa who get pushed back. They always lose fights because they're not organized. They have exposed themselves to work for George Soros by gathering in huge crowds and chanting "George Soros where's our money". I'm not making this up, people. You can find all of this on Youtube.
But stop and think about this for a moment. Antifa has always caused problems in Democrat controlled cities where they know they'll be safe. As far as I know, they haven't tried anything in Ohio lately because huge numbers of the population and police made it clear they weren't going to put up with them. So they haven't had much of a voice. And the idea of Social Justice "Warriors" thinking they're going to stand up against battle hardened United States Marines and other military vets who overwhelmingly support Trump is just laughable. Never mind the other points I'm about to make.
Now, let's run through this scenario. Antifa declares civil war and the country splits between Republicans and Democrats again. There are a lot of things Antifa didn't account for, and this would not be a long "civil revolt" at all. In fact, it would just annihilate what remains of the Democratic party. Look at this map before reading on.
Take a good long look at that map. Study every detail.
Now, in the event of a civil war between Republicans and Democrats, tell me how well you think it would actually work in favor of the Democrats. The answer is not very well.
Strategy and resources are what win wars. Numbers do not. The Republicans control the entire country side, along with the entirety of the Midwest. They control the highways, railways, and if we're going to bring the military into it, the Republicans would also control the airways. The Democrats are massed in the major cities dotted around the United States. They rely on the Republicans to send them food, clothing, oil and gasoline for their vehicles. The Republicans control the vast majority of the natural resources, and live in rural towns that are self sufficient. Everybody knows everybody, and they know the terrain. They know good defense spots, they know where to ambush, they know how to keep a town going without government assistance. All they have to do is stop sending in food to the cities, and Democrats would be forced to come to their reinforced positions just to get food and water in order to survive. Democrats would have to fight on Republican terms throughout the entire war.
Throughout the Midwest and South, Republicans would reign supreme. They would control these areas with an iron fist the Democrats couldn't break. Colorado and New Mexico would also fall due to being surrounded and lack of food.
The Democrats may keep a slight edge and take Main and small areas of the Northeast, but they wouldn't last long the second reinforcements from the southern regions and Midwest. Hawaii and Alaska likely would not get involved.
The Democrats may take large sections of the west coast , but they would have trouble pushing any further East. Republicans would also control Hoover Dam which powers a large amount of western states. Many cities on the left would be powerless for months while Republicans continue to produce weapons, ammunition and vehicles from the safety of states like Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas.
Democrats would hold their ground fairly well in the west, but they would eventually be overrun due to growing numbers and the use of military vehicles.
All in all this would not end well for the Democratic left. At best, California may be reduced to it's own country, but it would be war torn and would have to spend billions to rebuild its cities and population.
Now, I hope this doesn't happen. I pray to God this never gets started off. This would be a disaster for the country in more ways than I can list. But I've seen this becoming a growing trend in politics, and I wanted to make sure people who think this is a good idea, particularly those on the left, cease and desist this childish nonsense. Whether you like Trump or not, starting a civil war won't win you any favors.
If you're part of Antifa...I suggest you get the hell out. You're trying to start something that's going to turn around and knock you on the ground harder than you thought was possible..
I'm not going to put the intervention of other nations like Russia, china and the EU in just for sake of length. But I may do another scenario like that in the future.