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When Justin Trudeau meets Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Italy this week, Trudeau will probably not ask whether the United States is at risk of erupting in civil war in the next few years.

 

A think tank housed within Trudeau’s government is already pondering that question

In a spring report titled “Disruptions on the Horizon,” a quiet office known as Policy Horizons Canada proposed American civil war as a scenario that Ottawa should consider preparing for.

 

This hypothetical was tucked into the middle of the 37-page document, which sketched the possibility in 15 spare words: “U.S. ideological divisions, democratic erosion, and domestic unrest escalate, plunging the country into civil war.”

 

It’s an unsettling thing to find out your immediate neighbor is getting nervous about the possibility of gruesome violence in your home.

 

There has been no shortage of apocalyptic forecasting about Trump-era American politics. Since the 2016 election, left-leaning nonprofits, political consultants and academics have indulged in endless speculation and role-playing exercises, ostensibly to help them defend democracy. In practice, much of this has amounted to self-indulgence. One hysterical episode in 2020 involved a war-game simulation that ended with Biden and his allies encouraging the entire West Coast to secede from the union.

 

Your thoughts?

 

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/06/11/canada-us-civil-war-00162521

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On 14/06/2024 at 00:09, The_DADDY said:

When Justin Trudeau meets Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Italy this week, Trudeau will probably not ask whether the United States is at risk of erupting in civil war in the next few years.

 

A think tank housed within Trudeau’s government is already pondering that question

In a spring report titled “Disruptions on the Horizon,” a quiet office known as Policy Horizons Canada proposed American civil war as a scenario that Ottawa should consider preparing for.

 

This hypothetical was tucked into the middle of the 37-page document, which sketched the possibility in 15 spare words: “U.S. ideological divisions, democratic erosion, and domestic unrest escalate, plunging the country into civil war.”

 

It’s an unsettling thing to find out your immediate neighbor is getting nervous about the possibility of gruesome violence in your home.

 

There has been no shortage of apocalyptic forecasting about Trump-era American politics. Since the 2016 election, left-leaning nonprofits, political consultants and academics have indulged in endless speculation and role-playing exercises, ostensibly to help them defend democracy. In practice, much of this has amounted to self-indulgence. One hysterical episode in 2020 involved a war-game simulation that ended with Biden and his allies encouraging the entire West Coast to secede from the union.

 

Your thoughts?

 

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/06/11/canada-us-civil-war-00162521

Why don’t you shock us by giving us  some of your thoughts , beyond cheesy attention seeking sound bites ?

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3 hours ago, Ridgewalk said:

Why don’t you shock us by giving us  some of your thoughts , beyond cheesy attention seeking sound bites ?

I think you are rude 👍

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On 15/06/2024 at 21:49, The_DADDY said:

So, anything to say about the opening post or is your work now done on this thread? 

Nah not really nothing to engage with. Seeing as you introduced it why don’t you indulge us with a point of view. 
 

“ American Civil War 2.0”

 

oooh drama 😀

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