Back in early April 2016, as my mother lay dying, she glanced up at the news on the TV and saw Feckless Candidate ranting away and said, "Isn't he dead yet? Why hasn't anyone put us out of our misery?"I chuckled, thanked G-d Dad wasn't alive to see this, and said, thinking of Thomas à Becket, "Who are you? Henry the Second?"
She turned toward me and deadpanned, "No, Eleanor of Aquitaine," then smiled that beatific smile she used for sarcasm. Think THE LION IN WINTER here.
Jeez. I miss my mom, But I digress.
One might have thought We, the People, woulda caught on to Feckless Loser's machinations and ignored him into invisibility. Would that actually happened, but it has not. Back in the days of the first campaign, I wrote about what I saw as the dangers of Feckless in office. Lots of people poo-pooed me, saying I was an alarmist and that time would prove me wrong. I would answer by saying, "Your mouth to G-d's ear." Clearly, no one had Her ear.
In 2017, I wrote an episode called Fast, Faster, Fasting With A Side of Razzle-Dazzle. You don't have to read the whole thing, just being at the point where I talk about Wesley Balk and the concept of less is more. Presciently, I think I nailed it when I wrote:
If you are unwilling to allow a coup d'etat to be attempted, now is the time to begin watching who does what to whom. Get them all center stage. Light the single light. Keep 'em all where you can see 'em.Knowledge is light...and light is the enemy of this White House. Keep those lights turned toward Washington.
I am really tired of writing about this stuff, but you, readers, urge me to continue to blow the whistle, sound the horn, and keep calling the emperor naked. I am preaching to the choir. On the other hand, if people keep saying, "this is real, this is a possibility," then perhaps we will be better prepared to fight back.
I do not know if a coup d'etat will eventually take place. All the signs are there. People who have lived through them in other countries are screaming that this is a warning and we cannot ignore it. We must prepare ourselves for the possibility of civil unrest if not a full blown civil war.
Make no mistake: the lack of measures to stem the pandemic are NOT unrelated to this. And to that end, we can only hope and pray for evolution in action: the demise of the galactically stupid who refuse to mask up and practice safe socializing.
Meanwhile. continue to follow the rules. Don't think it can't happen to you, and don't think it can't happen here. BOTH can. You've been apprised.
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In 1928, the National Socialists—the Nazis—were a negligible, declining splinter party. Out of his disappointment with his party’s electoral ineffectualness that year, Hitler defied conventional wisdom and changed direction, throwing his organizational muscle to the countryside instead of the cities. Two years later, in the parliamentary elections of 1930, the Nazis suddenly emerged as a force with just over 18 percent of the vote. And in 1932 they reached just over 37 percent of the vote nationally, their high-water mark, prompting Hitler to call on President Hindenburg to name him chancellor.
Instead, Hindenburg called for another election; this time, the Nazis were soundly defeated. Still, believing the Nazis were now declawed, Hindenburg named Hitler as Chancellor anyway. In February of 1933, the Reichstag was burned. Whether the Nazis set the fire or the Communists who were then rounded up and blamed actually did is unimportant.
What followed with almost blinding speed was the consolidation of power by Hitler, the building of a war machine, and then the start of [the] Second World War itself. Within just a few months, the Nazis had asserted complete control over industrial output, finance, labor, the military, and politics in Germany.