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> we could very well have a bloody revolution or war considering the unaddressed underlying conditions

A revolution/civil war in the US is impossible. The US military is the best-equipped in the world (with tons of equipment no private individual can ever hope to acquire) and backed by the world's leading intelligence community. Regardless of how angry or desperate American citizens are, they don't have the capacity to wage anything resembling a war on the government. Violent protests (and continued domestic terrorism) are an entirely different matter, though.

If you would have asked me one year and one month ago if I thought San Francisco and New York would be ghost towns today, I would have said exactly the same thing.

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