The second part of Doug Casey’s commentary on race and the impending division of the US. From Casey at caseyresearch.com:
Justin’s note: Today, Doug and I continue our conversation on why the U.S. could dissolve over time. Doug says the problems are all bubbling to the surface…and when the U.S. eventually breaks apart “it will not be peaceful.” (If you missed Part I, you can catch up right here.)
Justin: What about political tensions? Because, as I’m sure you’ve seen, the far-left and far-right are becoming more and more antagonistic. In some cases, they’ve even become violent towards each other.
Could radical political ideologies cause the country to break apart?
Doug: Yes, I think so.
In the late ‘60s and the early ‘70s, hundreds of bombings took place at universities, banks, and all kinds of places. The National Guard was in cities like Detroit during the riots, and they were raking buildings with .50 caliber machine guns. It was wild.
I don’t think most remember this. At least, I don’t see it being brought up anywhere.
I lived in Washington DC then. It seemed like there was tear gas in the air half the time I went out on a date on a Friday or Saturday night.
But as wild and wooly as things were back then, what we have now is much more serious.
The racial element is still there, but the ideological element is even more pronounced.
In those days, people at least talked to each other. You could have a disagreement, and it was a simple difference of opinion.
It’s much worse now. Today, there’s a visceral hatred between the left and the right, between the people that live in the so-called red counties and blue counties.
You add that to the racial situation. Then throw in the fact that the rich are getting richer at an exponential rate while the middle class is disappearing.
To continue reading: Doug Casey on Why Race Will Break the U.S. Apart, Part II