Folks, It’s Not 2017 Anymore — Time For Us To Start Acting Like It

by Shelt Garner

We were so naïve in the early days of Trumplandia. We thought Trump would be impeached as part of the traditional post-Watergate Washington scandal narrative but, surprise, no.

Trump has warped the American political and judicial systems to the point that he’s above the law and is probably going to be president again in 2025, baring something I can’t predict. As such, we have to stop thinking something or someone is going to save us.

As an aside, I don’t ask for much, but I would just like to be successful enough one day to laugh in the face of the person behind the “Mueller, She Wrote” Twitter account. They say “judge a man by his enemies” and I’ll take that offer when it comes to her. She’s extremely touchy for no reason — easily “trigger,” if you will – and she’s just wrong about the implications of what’s going on with Trump. A lot. Even though she calls me “terribly negative” and someone who mischaracterizes her work, I think she’s all wet.

She really does act like somehow Trump will be held accountable for anything he ever does — however horrible or illegal — and that that is going to “save us.” I hate to break it to her, but I’m not being “terribly negative” I’m just being realistic.

America is careening towards the existential choice of autocracy or civil war in late 2024, early 2025 and no amount of praying to our Mueller candle is going to change that.

Anyway, the point is — we have to begin to prepare for the worst. Twitter liberals like Mueller, She Wrote will just flee the country because they can.. Meanwhile, Poors like me will have to figure out how to avoid being pushed out of a window by an ICE agent after I say the MAGA autocrat — whomever that may turn out to be — is a piece of shit.

Or there’s a civil war and I become one of millions of domestic political refugees.

We have to start to accept that something really bad is hurtling towards America as we speak. The only way we might punt this particular problem down the road again is if a Democrat won in 2024. I just don’t see that being allowed for a variety of reasons. When Republicans believe that, by definition, any election they lose is illegitimate, well, lulz, America’s got a serious problem.

I’m not writing for VOX, so all I got as to what to do about this impending clusterfuck is to figure out what you believe in and what you’re willing to suffer for in the real world. Should the worst happen, there won’t be any narrative and whatever decision you make to keep yourself safe on a personal basis might be wrong, then right, then wrong then right again before it’s all over with.

But the key issue is to stop dicking around with the concept of the Resistance. It’s so weak as to be non existent. There is a chance that before all this is over with that anyone who is anti-MAGA will be forced to call themselves Antifa, just like during the civil war everyone in the north became an abolitionist whether they liked it or not.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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