Chances of violence this election season.

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  1. NelmarksGhost

    NelmarksGhost Brown Belt

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    I think it's safe to say this is the most divisive presidential election since 1968. No candidates have been shot yet, but the rhetoric is off the charts. It seems daily there are arrests at Trump rallies. With gun rights, and the supreme court majority on the table tensions are quite high. With this level of hostility so early in the race it makes me worry about what will happen at the conventions during the hot months ahead.

    The split in the GOP somewhat mirrors that of the DNC in 68. Race again is a major issue as is poverty, and the potential for more war. There is also a generational divide as there was in 68. The millenials are the first generation with the numbers to match those of the baby-boomers who came of age in the 60's.

    I'm not trying to be alarmist, but it looks like there are going to be violent clashes on the streets before this is over. And maybe afterward. Likely not 60's level clashes, but the biggest disturbances since then.
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't think this is due to the election, but that the election is reflecting the electorate.

    History will look back at the 2008 global financial crisis, as the catalyst.
     
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    DevilsLettuce is a bit of a douchebag Banned

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    clmetal Iced Earth

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  5. NelmarksGhost

    NelmarksGhost Brown Belt

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    I'm going to stand by my assertion that this is the most divisive election since 68 until someone can point to a counterexample.

    None since then has had a higher potential for violence. You would have to be naive not to see this.
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Sounds like left vs right, media propaganda, either way you argue it to me.

    I argue that they are both failures on regulating the banks, and ensuring the long term viability of our economy.
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    My problem is, with why you think this is occurring. You seem to be arguing that the election is driving this division.

    The people in this country, almost burnt the country to the ground in the summer of 67. There were riots all across the country. The election was a result of the electorate. Not vice versa.
     
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    ILLogic Brown Belt

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    It seems on par with the last 4. This one has been more entertaining though.

    Thanks, Drumpf. Fuck, I hope I don't have to get used to saying that.
     
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    Fawlty Beholed my Achomlishments

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    Yeah, I hadn't thought in terms of violence, but there's definitely tension. What we're missing is the wider social awareness and the protest- we're "diet angry" in this country. The unrest that people are pointing to as a sign that things are out of control is honestly nothing like what I believe the conditions of the late 60's were. I think if things do go crazy, we'll have a long ramp up and see it coming.
     
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    sloppypie Purple Belt

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    lol it's not even a close comparison of the 60s to now. late 60s we had riots over the draft, racial inequality, war in vietnam, the cold war. when soldiers are dying by the thousands in vietnam and were forced to go, yea, that causes a lot of riots.

    you won't see any of that with the presidential election. the media makes everything look like we are in a state of chaos, and people for the most part are just living their lives.

    if trump or clinton wins you may see some trouble makers doing something stupid. maybe more rednecks holding a government building hostage or some college riots. but it'll dissipate and people will go back to their iPhones and reading tweets from kanye.
     
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    NelmarksGhost Brown Belt

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    I didn't say it's 60's level, or will be. I was explicit about that. But, since 68 this is the most divisive election, and has the most potential for violence.
     
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    NelmarksGhost Brown Belt

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    I never said that the election is the cause. It's pretty obvious underlying tensions have been there for some time, and are just coming to a head because of the possibilities an election represents.
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Thank you for the clarification.
     
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    TeTe Favorite Worst Nightmare Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Hilldog is going to be our next president, whether you like it or not. Most of the establishment knows this. If anything.. the Don is rolling out the red carpet for her faster than any other candidate could.
     
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    lil billy Forever White Belt

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    100% chance if Trump is the nominee. And it won't be Trump supporters who start it.

    Face-to-face confrontation already picking up

     
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  16. Renard

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    Potential violence in the streets you say?

    [popcorn intensifies]
     
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    Gutter Chris Chiropteran Enthusiast

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    THis is just my opinion but it seems like a lot of right wingers just sit around and think about/ wish for the most jacked up political scenarios to happen. Fema camps, un take overs , door to door disarmament , obama is going to be a dictator all that " patriot" government shit.

    Come on dudes. Lets cool it a bit
     
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  18. Rex Kwon Do

    Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Thank Hillary and Bernie for bowing down to the violent thugs at Black Lies Matters. They're the ones pushing a racist agenda and attacking people that disagree.

    TS is a leftist.
     
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    Gutter Chris Chiropteran Enthusiast

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    No shit ? Thought he was one of the righties of this land. Theres so many people and avatar changes yall can be hard to keep track of in these parts
     
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    NelmarksGhost Brown Belt

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    I think it will be coming from all sides. Trump supporters won't be so happy when the GOP doesn't respond the way they want, and the Clinton machine kicks into assault mode. They'll start claiming there's a massive conspiracy to stop the will of the American people.
     
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