by Shelt Garner
One of the less clued-in arguments against the idea that some sort of civil war might happen in the United States at some point in the near future is the idea that there are no “Red” or “Blue” states because there are elements of Red and Blue in all the states.
If history is any indication, this fact would be just a speed bump towards the country collapsing. In fact, one of the things you would likely see be one of the last steps before any Second American Civil War would be a mass intra-national migration of domestic political refugees as Reds in Blue states and Blues and Red states fled to a state that better fit their political views.
And, what’s more, the flashpoints of any Second American Civil War would be the very spots that did not fit the overall political mentality of the state it was in. So, for instance, logically, if there was a 2ACW, Austin would be a massive problem for Reds and would be the site of a huge amount of fighting as the civil war progressed.
Another example would be somewhere like Virginia where the entire state would probably collapse into a massive clusterfuck because rural Virginia hates metropolitan Virginia and vice-versa. If there was a civil war, the two sides would fight it out within Virginia in a very bloody manner with no winners.
So, spare me talk that a civil war can’t happen because of how diverse individual states are politically. All that political diversity means in real terms is when the collapse comes the whole thing is going to be castrophic, bloody and messy in a way not seen in America since 1861 – 1865.