Can America survive another 4 years of Barack Obama ?


I am increasingly wondering. But not because I think he is a particularly bad president. But because of what america has become.

For a good decade now, certainly since 9/11, and certainly accelerated since the election of Obama, we have seen a rise in fear, hate, and intolerance in america. A radical shift to the right in a not insignificant portion of america. A rise in racism, nationalism, and hate groups. An increasing intrancience- a belief among many that we are right- and everyone else is wrong- and if they don’t follow us we are doomed. A rise in gun sales, and a rise in people heavily arming themselves. A rise in the belief that communists, marxists, socialists are lurking in every shadow- and must be rooted out and destroyed. A rise in “news” sources that play on fear and hatred, and a rise in people who no longer have any meaningful contact with news sources that challenge their beliefs.

So what will see if Obama wins another 4 years? In the late 60′s we came perilously close to an uprising. But thankfully the left isfar less inclined to guns and violence. But unlike today….as Jim morrsion said “They’ve got the guns but we’ve got the numbers”. Today those on the far right are much smaller then they have been led to believe.

So will we see a small violent uprising- and the predictable outcome? Another Timothy McVeigh style attack? The extreme radicalization of a few state governments? Or will we see just an increased level of bickering- and maybe a backlash from the more moderate majority on the right? Or something else?

 

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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2 Responses to Can America survive another 4 years of Barack Obama ?

  1. americanliberealtimes says:

    First of all, I want to thank you for your visit to American Liberal Times. That was indeed sincerely appreciated. Thank you.

    To answer the question, (“So what will see if Obama wins another 4 years?”)– you will, in my humble opinion, see some things: (1) You will see America come a step closer to getting out of the financial mess She is in right now. (2) Employment will slowly improve and American Ingenuity will find ways to innovate their way back into some kind of favor with the Markets, (3) The haters and obstructionists will continue their rage and rants. I think if we see any of the kinds of attacks you have mentioned, they will most likely come from an increasingly frustrated and angered paranoia from The Far Right Wing Radical Religious Crazies. But America will endure the growth pains and come out for the better in the end. Gotta have faith, I guess.

  2. Brent says:

    Amen…Amen….Amen….When someone says a prayer, that is what you should say

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