Impossible? I don’t think so, and nor does this guy, in a very thoughtful and clear essay:
Talk of insurrection, secession, civil conflict and civil war is no longer the chatter of the gullible and the mentally ill.
The year 2021 has thus far been a spectacular year for signs of political decline: the US has now seen all the notable “horsemen of the apocalypse” that historically herald strife and revolution appear, one after another. Political division among its elites, increasing loss of legitimacy in the eyes of the population, military defeat abroad, and a new and very ominous crisis in the real economy, with no end date in sight.
Any one of these crises would be bad enough on their own; taken together, they represent a truly serious threat to the stability of the current order.
Read the whole thing.
To my mind, the question is not whether the U.S. would survive a civil war (because it would); it’s what it would look like afterwards. The situation is nowhere close to the First Civil War of 1860, the end of which simply restored the country to the status quo ante. That’s not going to happen this time.
I don’t need to remind anyone on this website that National Ammo Day is in two days’ time, do I?