The US is a very heterogeneous mish-mash of differing cultures, social norms, and political views, and unless you're specifically dividing on an axis of pacifism versus militarism, you find both violent and peace-loving people in almost every faction, and aside from a shared opinion on guns, there's no reason to think gun nuts are any less diverse in opinion than the general population. There's a reason pacifism versus militarism is a popular choice for expanding the political compass into a cube(Nationalism versus Globalism possibly being the most common alternative), and that reason is because whether authoritarian or libertarian, capitalist or communist, or whatever other false dichotomy you want to divide people into, both sides will have people who'd rather put a bullet in the opposition than make any attempt at compromise.
I don't know enough about the various regions of the US to say where our powder kegs are, but I'm certain they exist, and for many hot button issues, I suspect there are as many that would be ignited by one definitive decision as the other, and given the current trend towards polarization, I predict more kegs will develop quicker than existing ones can be defused. Coupled with me having no idea how the eventual shift from a Boomer controlled White House and Congress to a Gen X controlled White House and Congress will affect US Politics(Note: we could have our first Gen X president as soon as 2021 even if Trump lives out his first term and the older Boomers are already starting to drop like flies), and I fear the US will be torn apart by civil war before any of the foreign countries we've pissed off become powerful enough to pose a real threat, and I mean real civil war, not a war of secession like the Confederacy attempted.
And while we don't have armed, uniformed soldiers patrolling the streets, we do have police officers who are only a degree or two away from such and as far as I know, no president since FDR has gone their entire tenure without the US being involved in armed conflict somewhere in the world, so I'm not sure I agree military action isn't normalized in the US. I can only hope that if it ever comes to such that a critical mass of the US Armed Forces choose treason to their Government over treason to their country.
As for how this relates to Venezuela, I honestly have no clue, though if there's anything Americans can learn from what's happening in Venezuela, I don't have much hope for anyone this far north taking the lesson to heart, though I wouldn't be surprised if the Federal Government decided to add Venezuela to its list of countries to scapegoat in hopes of distracting the masses from the fact the government is doing little or nothing to address real problems at home.
Just so you know, I am blind.
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