“What do we do if the US falls apart?”

Canada worried about America's collapse

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Sun, Nov 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Walrus looks at how America's decline will impact Canada, especially with the lingering expectation that a second civil war may soon be coming.

We misunderstood who the Americans were. To be fair, so did everybody. They themselves misunderstood who they were. Barack Obama’s presidency was based on what we will, out of politeness, call an illusion, an illusion of national unity articulated most passionately during Obama’s keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention: “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America—there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America—there’s the United States of America.” It was a beautiful vision. It was an error. There is very much a red America and a blue America. They occupy different societies with different values, and the political parties are emissaries of those differences—differences that are increasingly irreconcilable.

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