41. He foments mass violence
As summer moves into fall, the United States is in perilous waters. Never mind the pandemic or the climate emergency (more on those in later posts); the most immediate threat is violent rebellion, and it has already begun. Whether it can be quelled before many more people are killed and civil society splinters entirely depends largely on what happens in the coming election.
With polarization at an all-time high and the ties that bind the nation together fraying and snapping, there is one figure in the country who has much hope of repairing the damage: the president. Any other president would be making that a priority by working to calm troubled waters, seeking common ground, acknowledging perceived grievances, and leading a far-reaching effort to neutralize violent lawbreakers. Any other president. But the disgusting excuse for a president currently occupying the Oval Office is making no such effort. In fact, he’s adding fuel to the fire, repeatedly making remarks giving aid and comfort to domestic terrorists while threatening peaceful protesters.
Make no mistake: the ingredients of another civil war are all at hand. As you read this, thousands of white supremacists and other far-right groups, many of them with strong paramilitary trappings and serious weaponry, are planning attacks. Many are expecting war; some are working actively to provoke one. If they get their wish, this war would be way more confusing than the one that ended 155 years ago. It would have no clear geographic boundaries and no blue and gray uniforms to delineate who’s on what side. It would be a guerrilla war—chaotic, protracted, and terribly bloody. Whether the nation would survive such a conflict in any recognizable form is doubtful. The best way—perhaps the only way—to avert it is to vote DT out of office.
The effects of civil war
The situation has gotten out of hand. We need as many good people as possible to come together now and say, very simply, Enough. Aside from certain mayhem and significant loss of life, if the situation worsens the economy will move from depression into free fall, civil liberties will be sharply curtailed (actual civil liberties, not phony ones like the supposed freedom not to wear a mask), and much of the country will be under martial law. So even the misguided people fretting about lockdowns should find it in their interest to come out and vote for the Joe Biden, the candidate who will make every effort to united these states once again.