Barbara F. Walter, who was part of the advisory panel for the CIA, gave some chilling reasons as to why she thinks current conditions in the country have the makings of a civil war.
According to the political scientist, civil wars and violent conflicts stem from similar factors.
Walter detailed why this is relevant in today’s climate on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut.”
Speaking to host Joy Reid, Walter told her that the problem arises when a major political party is heavily focused on “identity” and “race” rather than “ideology.”
Walter then said those she believes those beliefs exist currently in the modern-day Republican Party and explained how they are infatuated with identity politics instead of setting forth their traditional conservative political agenda.
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Additionally, she mentioned how power conflicts between White people exacerbate the issue.
“Here in the United States, we’re in the midst of a grand transition from a white-majority country to a white-minority country,” Walter noted.
According to her, White far-right Americans have grievances about this transition and in response can react with violence if they feel threatened. On the other hand, this is not a worry for those folks who have grown up in an ethically diverse environment.
This is not necessarily a brand new concept, as many people online and political figures have expressed their concern with how the presidency of Donald Trump changed the course of the GOP’s history.
Last year, an American hedge fund boss made predictions that there is a 30 per cent chance that a civil war could occur in the United States.