by Shelt Garner
In yet another example of Trump bending the rule of law to his will, he’s now witness tampering in a rather brazen manner (see above.) The fact that ding-dong could very well get away with it is yet another indication of how America has a very Weimar Republic vibe to it at the moment.
As I’ve said before a number of times, things are growing so dire at the moment that we have to prepare for Something Bad to happen in late 2024, early 2025. There just doesn’t seem any way that we’re going to punt our severe structural problems down the road another four years.
Late 2024, early 2025 will be it. We’re either going to slip peacefully into a MAGA-themed autocracy, or we have a civil war (Reds) / revolution (Blues.) I suppose there is some “third way” that will allow us to avoid such catastrophes, but I have my doubts.
But I can’t predict the future — nobody can — so I guess it’s at least possible something extraordinary might happen to prevent the so-called “Fourth Turning” from happening.
And, yet, on a superficial basis, all the signs are that there we’re pretty much fucked. There’s either a National Divorce, a founding of a Third American Republic or we slide into a Russian-style autocracy. The irony of this is, of course, is when things grow existential the so-called “woke” era will fade away.
Rather than worrying about how many pronouns can dance on the head of a pin, people are going to worry about if they live in a state that is in align with their political views. Or if their neighbor is going to attack them for the same thing.
And if things get that dire, it’s going to happen really, really fast. Trump, unto himself, could start a civil war or provoke a revolution. As such, there is a better-than-even chance that Trump might be seen as one of the most significant political figures in American history.