The hopeful Sandernista transition of the Democrat party from its corporate death grip to a more progressive reality complicates things. And thanks to Stacey Abrams, the issue of stolen elections is finally on the table. In addition to real social and ecological progressivism, the candidates who take most seriously the issues of election protection are the ones who must be most strongly supported.
But then there's the Kill Factor: WAR. When presidential adviser Karl Rove realized in 2003 that George W. Bush was about to lose re-election, he did the obvious thing: he went full military. The attack on Iraq was never about 9/11 or terrorism ... it was always about making the very unpopular W. a war president.
It worked. John Kerry and the mainstream Democrats rolled over. To this day, they've said nothing about the theft of Ohio 2004. And some still defend their support of a worthless, useless, trumped-up slaughter that killed millions and cost trillions.
Never doubt that Trump is about to do the same. Be it Venezuela or Iran, Korea or Grand Fenwick, rest assured GOP operatives are hard at work mapping the target, scope, and timing for the coming conflagration.
Count on it coming on the heels of a "terror attack." And remember that the Sedition and Espionage Acts are still on the books.
In the 1790s, John Adams used the Sedition Act to lock up journalistic critics (including Benjamin Franklin's grandson). Exactly a century ago, the awful Woodrow Wilson used the Espionage Act to imprison the great Socialist Eugene V. Debs. Under cover of a useless, worthless war opposed by most of the American people, Wilson concocted a "Red Scare" to forcibly crush the American Socialist Party, which revered and respected the Bill of Rights far more than our "Democratic" president.
Today, as American Socialism is being reborn, we can expect the same from Trump. As his criminal roots are progressively exposed and his ratings plummet, he will do the Rovian obvious. A "terror attack" will occur. The roundup will begin. The registration rolls will be stripped. The Supreme Court will back him (5-4). The coup will deepen.
Most likely we are entering the most terrifying and trying time in our nation's history. We need politicians and activists ready to withstand the whirlwind. The stakes could not be higher.
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