by Shelt Garner
I just don’t think we appreciate how unstable the United States is at the moment. We’re a powder keg. A nation on edge. And, really, to some extent what’s saved us is Trump is not a Great Historical Man. He’s just an idiot who does nothing but be himself. He is too stupid and too lazy to do the hard work necessary to bring down the country.
This is unlike Hitler, who while being notoriously lazy, was adept enough to bend history to his will once he was given the opportunity. Trump is like a spoiled brat. He thinks he can get what he wants just by ranting a lot and vaguely insinuating that his supporters should do this or that thing. Hitler at least had the gumption to go transactional as necessary to get what he wanted.
Now, obviously, what everyone within Republican ranks wants is for Trump to get out of the way so DeSantis cane become POTUS and become America’s Putin. But Trump is a political monster and he won’t do that. So, we find ourselves in something of a pickle. The issue is — Trump, unto himself, could start a civil war.
He is notorious for saying the quiet part out loud to the point that he could easily breeze to re-election in 2024 (even though he will still cheat, obviously) and his agenda for his second term will be so radical and fascist that Blue States, starting with California will begin to head for the doors. The we have a National Divorce which either sees the country break into two after a brief, violent war or something far darker happens. And that doesn’t even begin to address the possibility that instead of a National Divorce we have some sort of pitched battle — with WMD used — to figure out who gets the USA “brand.”
But I just don’t see that happening. We’re most likely to just slip into autocracy and that will be that.