We shouldn’t give up; we must fight Trump with every means at our disposal, and that includes voting. If things go right we might very well win back the house this coming November. And that is a start.
But overall, I believe we’re in a very precarious situation. Trump’s approval rating has been rising lately and is currently about 44% (an aggregate of all polls). If he’s able to maintain those numbers and, God forbid, has some more successes, he might actually stand a chance of legitimately winning in 2020.
The thing I fear most however, is that there’ll be a new terrible terrorist attack in the United States, and Trump will use that as a casus belli to lockdown and declare war on the American people. An analogous event would be how Hitler used the Reichstag fire (which he completely manufactured) to get his emergency decree giving him dictatorial powers – habeas corpus was suspended, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, were all suspended. This was done ostensibly to protect the German people from the communist menace that Hitler fabricated. And the people went right along with it. Continue reading “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”