This is a great article, and reminds me quite a bit of some of the things recently brought up in the Forward Observer blog.
If you’re interested in keeping your finger on the pulse of this thing, a recent poll analysis showed several concerning trends regarding the partisan public’s support for threats, intimidation, and literal political violence.
The Violence Will Increase No Matter Who Wins
HWFO November Housekeeping will take place in two sections. First, we’ll recap some of our culture war analysis pieces…
So that brings up an interesting point:
This idea that the whole country has to want the war in order for the war to happen is a myth.
Do we have any good indicators about what ratio has to want war, for a war to break out? 50%? Less? It would seem to me to be something relatively important to track. From the above linked article, here’s where we’re at now, and were we might be in 2020: