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No, There Won’t Be Civil War Because of the Elections

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Nobody wins a civil war.  If you have read about the civil war that happened in the United States family and friends ended up fighting each simply because of where they lived.  Yes many were fighting for a cause that they believed in but at the end of the day after losing those people many questioned if it was really worth it.

There has been a lot of talk in the prepper community about the possibility of a civil war after the 2016 elections.  In a previous post I mentioned the possibility.  However, after much consideration and thought about this matter my thoughts have changed.

Many radio hosts and online websites are promoting the possibility of a civil war after the elections just to boost their click-through rates and help them promote their products.  One particular radio host goes on a cocaine loaded rant and at the end he tells people to hurry and buy his products to prepare for this war.  This is fear mongering.

On Smart Prepper Gear I don’t promote and suggest gear or supplies out of fear.  All of my suggestions are based on logic and the probability that an event will occur.  For example, if you live in the south eastern part of the United States I am going to recommend that you prep for a possible hurricane not because I am fear mongering but because the statistics say that you will likely be somehow affected by a hurricane eventually.

With that being said I wanted to explain why I don’t believe there will be a civil war after the 2016 elections.  I’m not saying that the probability is not there but that the likelihood isn’t.

7 Reasons why there won’t be a civil war after the 2016 elections

  1. The military would crush such resistance

Now before you start spazzing out saying that most the members of the military are pro one candidate over the other let me explain.  I understand your assumption and the claims that are made by both candidates but there is no actual research stating the military would break rank to help fight for a civil war.

There are branches of military that are trained to stop any such “civil war” in the name of an insurrection or social unrest.  Furthermore, there are plenty of military members that are democrats as well republicans.  Either case they have been trained to submit to authority.  It would take a high level military officer to even persuade other officers to consider such a rebellion.

Furthermore, military has far more military might than citizens and even militias.  I understand that the militia is designated to fight against a tyrannical government but they just lack the fire power.  For Pete’s sack the military has unmanned drones that they could fly to blow up locations.

  1. Most Americans are passive aggressive

Most Americans are apathetic to the issues of today regarding government.  We’ve forfeited many of rights such as privacy and allowed unconstitutional regulations to the second amendment.  Many simply don’t care when they hear that the government is unfair because they feel helpless and like it doesn’t matter anyways.  Others just foolishly believe the government has their best interest in mind.

You may argue that there is 3% of Americans who are true patriot rebels.  However, most of those three percenters that I have met are out of shape and lack even basic pistol training.  Most of them are too lazy to get off the couch from stuffing their face with French fries and hamburgers to do anything.

To be honest this civil war that many talk about is just a fantasy world.  Much like many people fantasize about bugging out or the end of world.  Most of them are sunk in their couches or computer chairs trolling people online.

  1. Conservatives are not known for rioting or being violent

Most modern so-called conservatives are not aggressive when it comes to responding to unfair treatment.  Just trying to get conservatives to vote or support the NRA is like pulling a tooth out of someone’s mouth.  Most of them don’t even know how to send a strongly worded email to their local house representatives.  So to think that conservatives will take the stand after a supposed election rigging would be laughable.  They would complain and cry about it but never do anything.

  1. Most liberals don’t pack guns

Yes, we’ve seen liberal groups like BLM lynch and riot in neighborhoods but they never carry guns for the most part.  They are more willing to throw rocks through windows then they would get training on how to use a pistol.  So to believe that these groups would all of sudden after the elections change their minds about guns would be moronic.  They’ve been taught that guns are evil.  So they don’t have a cache of supplies like most of us do.

  1. Politically non-involved and third parties don’t care

Many who are promoting this alleged civil war that will happen after the elections never take into consideration those who are not democrat or republican.  You have those that are apart of third parties and those who just don’t participate in voting because they don’t believe that it matters.  These fear mongers will only tell you there are 2 sides.

  1. Civil wars include entire regions and not localized

The civil war that happened in the United States included two regions divided, the north and the south.  It wasn’t just localized to specific cities and towns.  As a matter of fact, if you lived in a town that was loyal to the north or south and you were of contrary belief then you could get executed.

Most entitled liberal brats who are more willing to riot than get a job live in isolated cities instead of towns.  If there is social unrest within those cities the movement most likely will not grow to the towns outside.  It will remain localized.  You will not have complete states and regions fighting against each other.  That means the situation can be contained and de-escalated quickly.

  1. There is no leadership on either side

A civil war would need authority figures who would lead the groups to battle.  Yes, you do have extremist groups like the Nation of Islam or the Klan who have leadership.  Again these groups are localized.  Furthermore, these groups would have to gain wide-spread support which is unlikely to happen.

Now don’t get me wrong, I believe that there will most likely be widespread violence and rioting if Donald Trump is elected.  I don’t believe there will be if Hillary is.  I’ve written before on how to prepare for civil unrest and riots.  This is something that we need to be doing as preppers.

If there was to be a civil war I don’t believe that preppers should be involved with.  Because something like this will happen eventually anyways.  Our purpose as a prepper is identify the threats and plan for them.  We are to keep our friends and family safe.  We are to prepare to not only to survive such situations but thrive through them.

So this is why I believe there will not be a civil war after the elections.  Feel free to leave your opinion and suggestions below.  Your feedback helps the prepper community to prepare the smart way now so that we can thrive later.


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  • Not Sure

    Wow! Lots of assumptions here. I’ll just tackle a few. The main one to start with is that conservatives morphed into tea partiers, when they realized the Republicans abandoned them, who morphed in alt right when they realized the government abandoned them (FBI, DOJ and the rest), who morphed into…my point is to label conservatives as a force is to bring up some entity from the 80’s that no longer exists. I do agree that overwhelming forces will put down any insurrection, but when given the option of get on the bus or defend yourself, the overweight, lack of proper training, Joe blows of America will try to make a stand; don’t know how victorious it will be, but any insurrection will happen not at them starting the battle, but responding to a direct threat against them. I’ll let others fill in the blanks. All in all, I’m hoping your right.

    • That may be a possibility. However, that failed insurrection is exactly what the communist bastards would use to take more rights away from Americans.

      • Not Sure

        It will get worse before it gets better. May we all remain standing at the end of the day.

  • George Orwell

    I see a civil war as a possibility due to the out of control spending of the government. Imagine what will happen when the 47 million people on foodstamps lose those along with their free housing and cell phones. Hungry people do desperate things. Areas with large populations of government dependents will have widespread looting and people will defend themselves against the looters. It could escalate from there along racial lines.

    • That could be a possibility. I just don’t believe that the elections will ignite that movement. It will take more desperation like you mentioned.

    • Frank Energy

      That “slave class” that was helped to be created by the $100M Soros and others put into BLM and Michelle Obama saying she “wakes up in a house built by slaves everyday”….that slave class is the voting base for the democrats. Of course they will continue to get just enough free stuff to keep them dependent and voting. No, they won’t be starved out.

  • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable

    Except for the last point this article is completely wrong.

    • Mind explaining what points were wrong and why?

    • For example, you know a lot of liberals that are legal gun owners?

      • Not Sure

        Hey Aron, thanks for the article! I’m not Wayne, but thought to weigh in. One part of me always looks for the non violent solution, but the other part of me cries out, if the system is not reset, image how terrible it will become; with all branches of government mired I corruption. So for things to get better, there will need to be a reset. To answer your other question , no, libs are not big on guns and ammo, but the gov’t that they will gladly support has spent millions on hollow points; they may not shoot but they can certainly point the finger at the “troublemakers”. Thank you for your article, keep them coming!

        • Hey bud, thanks for chatting with me. yea I definitely agree there needs to be a reset of our government. I just don’t believe that the elections will spark that movement. Its going to take a lot more desperation before others will take that step.

      • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable


  • Marty Davis

    I will agree you make some very interesting points but I do believe you are way off track as far as military allegiance goes. Right now what is happening to Killary may very well be a silent coup. Just look at Gen. Dunford’s speech the other day asking the military to remember they aren’t political. Perhaps a cooling off speech ? I can say no more……

    • Idk bud. I have a bunch of military friends because I live by MacDill Airforce Base. I have a few Marine buddies as well. Some of them are conservatives and some of them are liberal. Most of my family up north are military and they are constitutionalists who don’t agree with Trump or Hillary. So I see a mixture of it all.

    • Frank Energy

      Yet Obama has already sacked a few hundred of the most patriotic of military leaders, the ones that would lead a coup

  • Marty Davis

    The more I read over this article the more I see it as a left wing mind fuck !!!

    • How is that? What points in my post indicate that I’m left wing?

      • vocalpatriot

        Aaron mostly the ignorant idea that the american people are sheep…9/12 proved that false..not that I feel you are a liberal, but i get where marty davis is coming from.

        • Even right wing nuts like Alex Jones believe that most Americans are sheep….So I’m not sure how that is a left wing ideology. It surely isn’t isn’t in their official stances. It’s not really a political theory that determines if someone is right wing or left wing.

          • vocalpatriot

            alec jones is no conservative…but he is a nut. ass wipes like him give constitutional conservatives a bad name.

        • Frank Energy

          60% or more of all people are sheep. The dumbing down of Amerika helps increase those numbers. WTF is 9/12?

          If you mean 9/11 then indeed — sheeple believe—it was NOT a US Gov demolition. By the presence of radio-isotopes in quantities 60 to 200 times normal, it was a subterranean nuclear detonation AND thermite takedown. That evidence and proof is here…..


          • vocalpatriot

            9/12….the day after 9/11… when america pulled together left wing and right…didn’t matter. the best of us showed. And My contention is that it would happen again if the shtf…

          • vocalpatriot

            wow, nuclear explosion, eh? ok alec jones…

          • Frank Energy

            Sure radio-isotopes (aka radiation) is everywhere at very low levels, what I am saying is the USGS data, 31 very detailed test reports of the rubble, showed radiation in multiple isotopes at level 60 to 200 times more than would be “natural”. That is pretty damning evidence.

      • vocalpatriot

        the ref. to the mind fuck (I believe) was the author trying to make it sound like a conservative run amok…The American people are largely neutral people surviving day to day…not the same as sheep…who think they are owed a living and refuse to be ready for what may happen…

        • I was not implying that at all. You should re-read it if you took it that way.

  • markww


    After the election NO MATTER WHO WINS the country will
    have a CIVIL WAR.

    If Hillary wins she will try to destroy every freedom
    under the bill of rights and constitution. It is a known fact she will shut down
    the media all forms of communications jail and kill anyone who does not like her
    she is a evil witch.

    She wants to be a total dictator,and the country will
    split and go into martial law and war on Americans. Just watch and see how she
    will ruin the country by her communist ways and the Clinton body counts and also
    her foundation that has RAPED PEOPLE all over the world by theft

    If Trump wins every crook thug thief and other
    undesirable will start marching, even many Democrats have said they will burn
    down America Homes bushiness and other places , to vent their anger for bringing
    the country back together. Race riots , the Black Lives Matter and other
    Communist movements have said they will start killing the Police and White
    people. This has been documented in their slogans,speeches,and messages left on
    buildings and public places.

    So you better be able to defend your family and home
    any way you can.


    • vocalpatriot

      Mark you are SOOOOOOOO off base it isn’t even funny.
      let me ask this: What happened on the day of 9/12/2001?
      no matter who “wins” we ALL lose. clinton and trump are bad for us. but Americans take care of our own, no matter who you vote for. mark my words.

      • Frank Energy

        Can you even define Americans any more?

      • markww
      • Any Amy

        As I mentioned on another site… if people think everything is gonna be peachy-keen now that DJT is the President-Elect, please wake up and think again. America is divided. We are ripe for the picking. Everyone else who wants a piece of us is just waiting for us to implode so they can walk right in. The nightmare is just beginning. Who won last night doesn’t really matter.

        (And for the record, I voted for HRC… to me, the lesser of two major evils. But again, I personally do not believe that EITHER candidate being elected was going to be a good thing for America.)

        • I totally agree. I see a lot of preppers celebrating and not focusing on prepping. Shit is going to hit the fan one way or another! The “globalists,” “the establishment” or whatever you want to call them are not going to just give up after losing this election. They are going to continue their progressive/communist agenda.

  • vocalpatriot

    I pray for peace, and don’t believe a civil war will occur..at least not as we envision one might be.
    However, Let me just elucidate a couple of absolutely incorrect statements…
    1) U.S. military would ABSOLUTELY NOT “crush such resistance”
    2) “third parties don’t care”
    3) bonus point: “no leadership..”

    1) works on false premises that A: the military would fight it’s brothers and sisters in a united and contiguous fashion, no evidence to that effect exists. and B: the “rebellion” would have no organization..
    2) patently false. not everyone cares, but the “9/12 effect” counts for more than nothing.
    AND 3) leaders are omnipresent, they just need a cause…tptb are all about providing that cause.

    • Good points.

      I agree that there is leadership but they are mainly localized. What organization has a regional leadership that would be willing to start a civil war?

      Also, the military actively trains to stop an insurrection if it may occur. So you are suggesting that they will all abandon their training and their orders if told to stop insurrection?

  • markww
    • Yes, that post mentions civil unrest not civil war. I am definitely expecting civil unrest if Trump wins.

      • Frank Energy

        You called it correctly.

  • markww

    BREAKING NEWS CBS REPORTS AL QAEDA TO ATTACK TEXAS VIRGINIA AND NYC BY MONDAY http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sources-us-intel-warning-of-possible-al-qaeda-attacks-in-us-monday/

  • AnybodyOutThere123321123

    You guys are totally stupid. Sounds like you all think very highly of your own dumbass opinions. Stop reading bullshit news sites like markww, get a grip and learn how to do actual research instead of just confirmation bias.