We could be facing uncivil war.
A current Trump TV ad asks, "will you be safe in the U.S. if Biden is elected president?"
This is an invitation to white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-nazis, the KKK, and militia groups to initiate violence after the election, should he lose.
These organizations are both afraid of, and hostile to, liberals and minorities. They are armed, trained, and organized (to various degrees). Some individuals of our local governments, the armed forces, and law enforcement are members of such groups and some have publicly endorsed violence against liberals.
During the Civil War the two sides were fairly much geographically separate, i.e., North versus South. Today the sides (and there are more than two) are dispersed throughout the country. Unlike the Civil War we won’t experience pitched battles between armies, but terrorist tactics, such as threats, intimidation, shows of force, bombings, ambushes, kidnapping, assassinations, and interruption of services. Targets will include both private and public individuals, government facilities, “liberal” media, universities, medical centers, synagogues, minority churches, and progressive churches.
Military and law enforcement will be at a disadvantage for maintaining control and unable to prevent small, scattered, acts of violence and terrorism, especially if even a handful of officers are members of a domestic terrorist group. (The military experienced this in Viet Nam.) The last few months we have seen intimidation at protests and radicalized individuals engaged in armed violence paired with the absence of law enforcement intervention.
The traditional Republican will be shocked and unable to respond if they see violence first hand, but will deny it if they only see it reported. Liberals and minorities are not prepared to defend themselves so an uncivil war will be brutal. The government and military may intervene, or could be gridlocked, or divided itself.
Our nation’s future is not bright. This is not an external enemy attacking a unified nation, but a nation divided against itself.