by Shelt Garner
While there may be a lot of noise (and lying) going on right now because of the RNC, in real terms, things are pretty dull. Usually, at some point in August, something so spectacular happens that The Beautiful People have to rush home from their vacations to deal with it.
But, to date, that’s not happened.
Not that there aren’t any number of things that flair up before the end of the month, but it definitely seems this month is, for once, going to be something of a dud.
I guess the case could be made that August 2001 was pretty dull (I think?) and the Big News was the 9/11 attacks in September.
Or, maybe this fall and winter are going to be such a massive clusterfuck that this is the quiet before the storm. Maybe. I still think in the end the post-election day season is going to be quite dull. Trump is going to win far earlier than we might otherwise think and we’ll continue our lurch towards an autocratic managed democracy.
The issue is, really, that the macro trends all indicate that The First Republic is no more. The bad guys have won. Now we have to think about how long we suffer under the jackboot of House Trump tyranny before the Second Republic is founded.
Just off the top of my head, I would suggest about 40 years (at a least.)