by Shelt Garner
For me, the issue we face at the moment is — are Trump’s followers willing to actually do anything, now that Trump is freaking out about being arrested on Tuesday.
Because Trump is NOT a Great Man and is only a very lazy dingus, he can rant all he wants but, to date, January 6th has been the exception to the rule. In general, in the past, he just has not had the mental acuity to do the hard work of actually getting his followers to do what is necessary in the real world to help him.
I have a few concerns.
One is, where is Trump at the moment? Is in New York State or is he in Florida? If he’s in New York State, we may have to worry about a crowd around the court house where he is booked going nuts and there being some sort of shoot out. Meanwhile, if he just hunkers down at Mar-a-Lago then there could be a long, drawn out crisis with no ready endgame.
The other fear I have is what happens if there are spontaneous celebrations in Blue communities which prompt Reds in their area to freak out and do something horrible with all those AR-15s they seem to want to fuck so bad? Then what do we do?
At the moment, at least, I think we’re safe. I don’t think anything TOO bad is going to happen.