I have to agree with Roger Stone that there is a real risk of political violence in the next four to eight years. I suspect what is going to happen is that 2020 will be the most consequential presidential election since 1860 and just as messy. I have a feeling that the two parties are going to split into four for similar reasons. The Trump base of the Republican Party will force the Romney establishment of the Republican Party out of the party altogether. Meanwhile, the Zuckerburg center-left of the Democratic Party will split from the progressive base of that party.
I still think that that someone like Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart will throw their hat into the ring change everything. But that’s just me daydreaming. The video below goes into great length about what I’m talking about.
I consider myself an amateur historian and it definitely seems as though the United States is hurdling towards some sort of armed domestic conflict because of Trump. What’s going on in the United State is much like what — after the fact — was obvious about the late 1850s — America is tearing itself apart.
It will be interesting to see how all this plays out. Things could get pretty hot over the next 10 years
In 1967, we had the Summer of Love. People were wearing flowers in their hair, running around naked and having lots of unprotected sex. Flash forward to today and and what do we have? The Summer of Hate. People hurting each other, a president who’s criminally unable to do his job and general hatred and nastiness all over.
If it weren’t for the fact that I have to go to work today, would be heading to Charlottesville which is just up the road from here in Richmond. But, alas, I have to work, so I’m stuck doing a Talk To Me Internet about what’s going down. I have a feeling that there could be real violence today in Charlottesville as people in the greater Virginia area learn of the right-wing nutjob protest there.
Meanwhile, while I’m nervous, I’m not really all that concerned — yet — about Trump and the DPRK. Right now it’s all talk. But we’ll see as the month progresses what happens.