I keep hearing about this internet thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

Lessons from the Past: What Political Violence of the 1970s Tell

http://peterturchin.com/cliodynamica/lessons-past-political-violence-1970s-tells-us-2017/

says against the recent political polarization the fringes start to get ready; says the loony left is much more prepared than the loony right (loony right does loner terror but left does riots), but both are quite ready.

"The good news, if there is any: early on, it’s in even the most radical parties’ interests to keep violence low-level. There’s more political hay to be had in blaming your opponent for anything that goes wrong, especially if you can provoke them into serious violence.

The bad news: if that changes, it’ll change very quickly."
Permalink OyOyOy 
February 12th, 2017 11:12pm
http://peterturchin.com/cliodynamica/days-of-rage/

another post there, explains the general pattern;

"Phase 1. The days of rage. There is little serious violence (the kind that leads to deaths), but this is the phase when verbal violence escalates."
You need an issue to campaign around

"Phase 2. The triggers. These are specific, highly symbolic events that are needed to translate the rage into action. The most frequent triggers are “sacrifical victims”"
Call to action, usually involving martyrs/revenge theme

"Phase 3. The spiral of violence"

"Phase 4. Burn-out. Eventually most people get tired or even sick of incessant and unproductive violence. The most violent individuals are killed off, or imprisoned, or lose support."

Still if its going there it will be quite shitty...
Permalink OyOyOy 
February 12th, 2017 11:25pm
At times it feels like the US is devolving into a South American banana republic, with leftists going apeshit tearing down everything of value and creating utter civil chaos.

Leftists could be ground up into Soylent Green style crackers. But that would create that sacrificial victims event scenario.
Permalink Bored Bystander who is a Nazi 
February 13th, 2017 3:37am
US is a Third World society with First World nukes.
Permalink Grumpy Old Man 
February 13th, 2017 4:12am
> US is a Third World society with First World nukes.

That would be Russia.
Permalink OyOyOy 
February 13th, 2017 4:28am
Too.
Permalink Grumpy Old Man 
February 13th, 2017 5:44am
Okay Quant, how do you define Britain? What about Poland?
Permalink Just Me 
February 13th, 2017 10:41pm

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