26
Jul
18

The End of American Democracy?

The scenario I keep playing over and over in my head is as follows:

The 2018 mid-terms occur with similar propaganda from Russia as in 2016 – their end goal being chaos. The House and or Senate flipping to the Democrats is not a concern for them. In fact, it would create more chaos and dysfunction as the House would have subpoena power into Trump’s crooked finances, emoluments clause violations, lies and obfuscations etc. Later, we will hear of some peculiarities (perhaps power outages at peak voting hours in certain districts, internet disruptions, voters showing up at polls to find their names missing from rolls, lost ballot submissions etc.) This will all appear random but will actually turn out to be trial runs by Russia’s cyber army.

No matter the results in 2018, Trump will ride out his term. He may even capitulate to a few Democratic legislative demands as a matter of self-preservation (sign a couple things Mike Pence would have vetoed.) Details into past Trump illegalities will become more clear. More members of his administration and campaign will be indicted, but he will avoid impeachment thanks to blocks by Republicans. America will remain vulnerable to cyber warfare as Trump will ignore it like it is one of his children. He will either be the Republican candidate for president in 2020, or he won’t. It won’t matter.

Election day 2020 arrives and it is utter chaos. The test runs that were launched by Russia in 2018 are fully implemented. Networks can’t get results and the ones they do get, can’t be trusted. After a couple days of confusion, it appears the Democratic candidate has won, but Trump and many Republicans claim the massive interference in the election makes the results illegitimate. Trump announces he will not relinquish the presidency until a new election can be securely held. The country goes ape shit. Mass demonstrations turn into riots. Martial Law is declared. Vladimir Putin brings the “American Empire” to its knees without firing a shot.

Please convince me this can’t happen.

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1 Response to “The End of American Democracy?”


  1. July 26, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Expertly written and very well articulated Mister Wise – and while I hate to agree I fear you are likely right – These are some strange ass times. But on a creative note – time for a sequel to “The Man of Orange” – Thanks for spitting wisdom Mister Wise


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