How Trump Plans to Steal the Election
Aug. 1, 2020 (Eudaimonia & Co) -- By now, the plan to steal the next election is as plain as day — for anyone who cares to look that is. Why it’s plain for all to see — I’ll come to that. First, let me point out the stakes, and then the plan.
The stakes are that American democracy comes to an end — and so does any hope of America becoming a modern, civilized society right along with it. Trump steals the election — and then there probably isn’t another one. It’s taken America four years — just four — to get to camps, bans, raids, purges, and what all that, the classical sequence of Nazism was obviously going to culminate in: the final seizure of power and a democracy becoming a dictatorship. The Germans of the 1930s thought it couldn’t happen there, either, by the way.
The stakes are that Trump finishes the job of becoming America’s Saddam, Gaddafi, Putin — and then one of his weird, dead-eyed kids takes over. American democracy is gone for a generation at least — and even if Americans win it back, by then, America’s a permanently destabilized, poor, and broken country. Or is it already? Even more of one, then. But I digress.
Now let’s discuss the plan.
The plan is to sever the head and limbs of a democracy, rip its heart out — and then, for good measure, break its back. Sorry for being graphic, but — this is it, America’s last chance. The plan is to destroy a society’s ability to enact democracy, to be one. Like any good authoritarian plan, it consists of various elements that combine to form a kind of multiple pincer movements that tear the democratic body apart.