A little over a year ago, I published a post entitled Is the United States Heading Toward Civil War 2.0? In that post, I detailed how the United States was facing a different kind of civil war; a type of war carried out by individuals and small groups rather than state-sanctioned militaries. A type of war that is more akin to terrorism than traditional war, but will nonetheless pit citizen-against-citizen, and likely cost a lot of American lives before it is quelled.
In that post, I highlighted Dr. Barbara F. Walter, a professor of political science at the University of California-San Diego; a member of the Center for Systemic Peace, a think tank that researches and tracks civil wars around the world; and the author of How Civil Wars Start. Dr. Walter recently gave a Ted Talk explaining her research and the conclusions she has reached concerning the possibility of a civil war right here in the United States. Her explanation is fascinating, her conclusions are shocking, and her recommendations to remedy the mess we find ourselves in and avoid a potential civil war give hope to an often hopeless situation.
The following video is only 13 minutes long, but it contains very important information that every American should know and understand. I encourage you to take the time to watch it.