Is America on the Verge of Civil War?
America faces turbulent times. The storming of the U.S. Capitol activated the alarms of a possible civil war while Democrats increased the pressure for President Trump’s removal from office less than two weeks before the end of his term at the White House. If the internal pressure continues escalating, the situation could be like sitting right on a powder keg that could blow up in all directions. The only way to avoid a disaster is to find common ground for everybody’s interest.
So, is it possible to prevent a war in America? It is only achievable if there is recognition of the evil and destructive force of egoistic relations in which one succeeds at the expense of the other.
If the next administration starts a witch hunt and attempts to destroy positive elements that preceded it, then these actions could constitute a dictatorship and not a democracy. Violence and revenge from any side cannot be the solution. It would only increase polarization and animosity on the social level and would also have deep economic repercussions for the entire country.
An abyss separates the right from the left at this moment so there is no magical solution to bridge the divide like a pill that could be swallowed and suddenly calm would be restored. There is no such solution so dialogue between the two sides looks now scarce. No one from any side, Democrat or Republican seems to make any effort to calm the nerves, which the media is interested in warming up and escalating.
Americans are now giving us an example of how humanity will look if it continues its path of enhanced and unruly egoism in which one side wants to control, overpower, and eventually even wipe out the other. Uncontrollable mutual hatred can only lead to a dead end, to war. Today, we see dangerous signs of polarization similar to the situation experienced in the American Civil War fought between the Northern and Southern states 160 years ago; with the difference that now it is happening between the two factions of the political spectrum with no glimmer of reconciliation on the horizon.
There are many stakeholders in the world that would rejoice if war erupts in the United States. They all want America to start burning from inside for their own economic and nationalistic prevalence. Mexico would gain more open borders, while China, Russia, and even Europeans would benefit from a weak American nation.
So, is it possible to prevent a war in America? It is only achievable if there is recognition of the evil and destructive force of egoistic relations in which one succeeds at the expense of the other. It is important to realize that the right and the left forces have existed in human society since ancient times and each time they move further apart. After all, both of these lines are egoistic, and egoism becomes more and more demanding with its development. This struggle won’t end. Therefore, we must learn to balance them and come to reach a middle point of convergence where the balancing force of nature is revealed.
If people understand that reaching that middle line between conflicting positions is a condition for a prosperous and peaceful America, they will perceive their opponents differently. They will see that everything negative and positive happens only in order to propel us to such a beneficial goal, to the general advancement of society.
Life is arranged according to that principle. This is how it was created in nature, like in an atom. This very first element of any matter consists of negative and positive particles, plus and minus, and many neutral particles called neutrons. They balance protons and electrons, add weight, mass, and stability to them, thereby an atom can exist. So we cannot change nature, but we can learn from it and replicate its harmonious functioning for a peaceful coexistence. There is nothing to lose and all to gain.