The shitstorm that we’re in only has two basic outcomes, either Trump fights (for real) or he doesn’t fight and walks out of the White House, and both outcomes are unimaginable to me.
On the one hand, I can’t imagine Trump fighting.
He has a tendency to wing it instead of preparing, a tendency which has been obvious since his debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016.
He also is laboring under normalcy bias, which has become most evident since the election of November 2020. He really seemed to think the courts would side with him, merely because he has logic, reason, fact, justice, truth, law, and common sense on his side. What planet has the man been living on? This is a Supreme Court that just a few years ago “found” that the Constitution mandates recognition of homosexual marriage.
As I noted in my last post, he whines on Twitter about the brazen corruption of it all. Yes, Donald, everyone knows it’s corrupt, but what are you going to do about it?
Furthermore, he seems to not understand that his supporters in government must be physically protected if they are to do the right thing and support him. When the leftist mob is threatening to kill election officials and their families who don’t cave in to the left, does Trump not understand that some of them will require armed, physical protection to be willing to do the right thing? It’s all well and good to own a firearm, but people have to sleep sometime… and Trump’s average supporter doesn’t have a hundred guys with sniper rifles on the roof of his house protecting him. Does Trump really not get this? He seems not to. And then he whines that people who are being threatened with death aren’t supporting him to the extent that they should. Trump, send federal marshals to protect key people, and arrest those who make the threats. Yes, of course the left and the courts will say this is illegal. Who cares? They say everything you do is illegal. Ignore them. No normal person is going to condemn you for protecting people and prosecuting those who threaten to kill them.
The man seems extremely confused about who the proper first mover is in this scenario. He’s the freakin’ leader. Properly, first he demonstrates that he will fight – not just that he might fight – then the rest of us start fighting. Trump seems to think that the appropriate sequence is, all his supporters start fighting, even if we don’t know that he’s even going to try to protect us or lead us into battle, and then he starts fighting. WHAT THE UNHOLY FUCK?! It’s hard to believe that any functional adult could be so stupid, but it’s also pretty hard to read his recent behavior any other way.
On the other hand, I can’t imagine Trump NOT fighting.
He knows better than anyone that the left cheated. He knows Biden did not win the election. He knows that if he simply leaves the White House on January 20 then he will be letting someone who did not win take the White House.
He must know that this contest is for all the marbles forever. If the left cheated once and got away with it, why wouldn’t they cheat in the future? That they cheated proves they don’t have moral qualms about cheating. That they won proves to them that there is a benefit to cheating. And if they’re allowed to get away with it, it will prove to them that they will suffer no punishment for cheating. Why WOULDN’T they continue to cheat forever?
In fact, they’ll have more incentive to cheat in the future than they did this time, because the risk is proven to be zero. When they cheated this time, they would have (if rational) figured that there was some small probability that they’d be caught and punished. But they judged it was worth the risk and went ahead. Now that they haven’t been punished, even that small probability of punishment has vanished.
Surely all of that is obvious to Trump. It would be obvious to a retarded two-week-old baboon.
Trump certainly knows about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and all the rest who are openly calling for enemies lists of people who supported him.
Leftists are calling for persecution of him and his family after he leaves office. They’re calling him a “traitor” and accusing him of “treason.” For my non-US readers, the punishment for treason in the US is death.
Trump knows about Epstein, who was brazenly murdered in a planned murder in prison, with the guards who turned off the cameras, or allowed the assassins to turn off the cameras, suffering no punishment. And Trump knows the left regards him as a higher-value target than Epstein.
Trump obviously knows about all the assassination attempts against himself that we know of, plus (presumably) more that weren’t made public because that might have exposed vulnerabilities in his security arrangements.
Surely he has advisors who have told him what happened to King Louis XIV during the French Revolution and what happened to Czar Nicholas II during the Soviet Revolution. Surely he has someone who has explained to him what it means when leftists are openly referring to him as a “Romanov.” And even if none of his people caught any of that, he obviously knows what happened to Epstein!
So even if he doesn’t care about democracy – and I’m pretty sure he does – he certainly knows that for him it has come down to only two possibilities, (1) fight and win, or (2) die.
But he’s not acting like he knows it.
What will happen?
The philosopher Celia Green once said that either the universe had a beginning or it didn’t, and either way it is inconceivable to the human mind. This is how I feel about our current situation. On or before January 20, either we will be in hot civil war or we’ll have given up our democracy forever. Each possibility is unimaginable to me, yet one of them is going to happen.