by Shelt Garner
In hindsight, it’s so obvious this was going to happen. I was thrown off by Trump not striking before the election was called by the media. I think that has more to do with how much in denial Trump has been more than anything else. But, now, he’s slowly bouncing back. He’s going to attack every weakness, every step, every norm, every law that stands between him and “not losing.”
He has SCOTUS and the entire Republican Party willing to facilitate that aim.
The old saying goes both love and war are easily started and difficult to end and that seems very applicable to our current situation. Going into this, Barr thinks he can sucker punch Biden forces so they’re so stunned that by the time they figure out what’s happening, Trump is being sworn in for a second term. His thinking is — it worked in 2000 and it worked with the Mueller Report, why won’t it work now?
I guess my only form of solace is if you looked at the state of play in 1861, 1914 or 1939 / 41, you might not have been very quick to assume the outcome that ultimately happened. So, yeah, it’s very possibly that TrumpBarr will succeed in their coup attempt and some sort of MAGA Reconstruction of Blue States will take place soon enough.
But great risk brings great opportunity. I’ve already made it clear that if the country implodes I’m heading to NYC. Though, only in the context of being one of thousands of other domestic political refugees. It’s not like I’m just going to go North alone. Things will have gotten pretty bad for me to simply head North and see what happens.
More likely, I’m going to just provide a warm body for any type of protests that might happen in DC.
I would note, however, that a lot of the strength of TrumpBarr right now is Biden people assuming the rules of politics still apply. The moment TrumpBarr make it clear that is not the case, then MAGA might find things are bit more nasty than they expected.
The key thing for me is unity. If we can get, say, California to stay and fight then we’re in a pretty good position to win any civil war / revolution that a coup might incite. I’ve written about all of this at great length on this site before.
Anyway. I’m often wrong. Hopefully this is just another instance of me being hysterical. We’ll see.