Can a Divided America Survive?

History has not been very kind to countries that enter a state of multicultural chaos.

The United States is currently the world’s oldest democracy.

But America is no more immune from collapse than were some of history’s most stable and impressive consensual governments. Fifth-century Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Florence and Venice, and many of the elected governments of early 20th-century Western European states eventually destroyed themselves, went bankrupt, or were overrun by invaders.

The United States is dividing as rarely before.

  • ismiselemeas

    Not just a mere technicality, the USA is a republic, not a democracy. From the outset this glaring oversight makes the premise unreadable.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Thanks for saying that.
      Because it is true.
      And it is something that all the Hillary won the popular vote braying assholes ignore.

      • terrence22

        And she would NOT have won that without a LOT of illegal aliens “voting” in California, and rigged voting Ohio (but, of course, the Slime Stream Media denies either of these happened). And Dear Leader Obozo was recorded encouraging “undocumented” aliens to vote, especially in California.

    • Brett_McS

      There are many forms of democracy. A pure democracy would be something like every decision being decided by referendum. No such system exists in practise, but Switzerland is the closest to that end of the spectrum. In Parliamentary and Republican democracies representatives are (democratically) elected to make the decisions.

      I always check who the author is first. VDH is a super-star. Everything he writes is worth considering.

      • Justin St.Denis

        VDH a superstar? Perhaps to the viewers of “Lite Insights & Afternoon Tea” or some other shit PBS borefest. True, as opposed to most of his colleagues, VDH does not lose his head up his own asshole very frequently, but he does spend a lot of time licking around the area, doesn’t he?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Throat laugh!
          That’s the one where you know you are a man.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    We were more divided in 1860, and the Civil War was the bloodiest war in our history. We will survive this too.