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Episode 150 - Why A Second Civil War Is Frighteningly Possible


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:19 PM

"Our way of life here is about nine meals away from anarchy." That's a quote from retired Marine Colonel David Couvillon, who governed the Wasit province of Iraq during the US occupation and clearly a man who has never seen the Cracked office when our daily lunch of filet mignon and caviar is fifteen minutes late. His experiences in Iraq mean he knows a thing or two about modern political unrest and civil war, which makes that quote even more terrifying.

As you might've heard, there's an election tomorrow (if you're reading this day it's coming out), and no matter what the outcome, a portion of the country is going to feel like they've had it stolen from them. Matt Bevins, the Governor of Kentucky, has already promised that, "blood will be shed" if Hillary wins and there's no doubt real people are taking promises like these to heart.

So how likely is it that America falls into a second civil war? What would that look like? That's what we're asking Cracked's Robert Evans and Teresa Lee on this episode of The Cracked Podcast. They'll explain to us that violent unrest on American soil is a lot more possible than you think and that it wouldn't be North vs. South or Red vs. Blue, but a war fought on thousands of different sides.

Also, make sure to catch the next LIVE taping of The Cracked Podcast, this Saturday, November 12th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Jack O'Brien, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim will be joined by an expert in psychology to talk about some of the psychological myths everyone seems to believe: like Rorschach tests (sorry, they don't work), middle child syndrome (not real); and depression (totally real, but antidepressants might not actually work very well). Tickets are only $5 and they're available here: https://goo.gl/nSI343

Footnotes:

Cracked: 6 Reasons Why a New Civl War is Possible and Terrifying: https://goo.gl/admmtA

Cracked: Going Deep Undercover in a Right Wing Militia Ruined My Life: https://goo.gl/VkHZp8

USA Today: Record Number of Anti-Government Militias in USA: https://goo.gl/gnmJaL

Abu Bakr Naji: The Management of Savagery: https://goo.gl/AsDWkE

Cracked Podcast: The 11 Nations of America: https://goo.gl/dTJnm4

11 Nations of America Map: https://goo.gl/kNXBZ0

How to Build a Thermal Evasion Suit: https://goo.gl/itpJlJ
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