Since Trump entered the presidential race in 2015, this nation has been in turmoil and not had one moment of peace. Everything Trump and his complicit Cabinet and GOP legislators (Federal, State, and local) have done is destructive, corrupt, and often cruel. He has bankrupted us morally and financially, driven a wedge into the soul of our nation, and daily attempts to split us like a log to burn in his fireplace. He is succeeding.
He and our corrupt Attorney General Barr have loosed their personal Gestapo on the citizenry, violating our constitutional right to protest and savaging people with tear gas, rubber bullets, and truncheons. Innocents have been beaten bloody and carried away in unmarked vans by unidentifiable camo-clad "officers" who may be hired mercenaries. Our postal system is being ravaged, our environment is being ravaged, our waters poisoned, and we're dying in the thousands from inept and often criminal handling of a pandemic. Our health care professionals are exhausted. Hospitals are reaching capacity and in some places, triage methodologies have been instituted to determine who lives and who dies.
Our economy is in free-fall due to Trump and the GOP's handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic and resistance to provide adequate solutions to massive unemployment, school closings, and debt relief. Millions of us have lost our healthcare coverage, face bankruptcy or eviction, and homelessness. Meanwhile, Trump's benefactors/supporters (and family members) have received, in aggregate, $Billions in "business loans" that may never be repaid, Social Security is being threatened, and every government institution designed to help manage our nation's interests is being driven into the ground. (Defense, Education, Justice, Judiciary, EPA, etc) It's becoming increasingly apparent we no longer have "law and order" for everyone. The GOP and Trump are interested in enforcing only those laws they want to be enforced. Today Trump suggested our elections should be delayed. None of this is new news to anyone who has been paying attention.
The question becomes, what are going to do, or are willing to do, about this? My greatest fear is that we essentially will do nothing. Oh, we'll wring our hands on social media, and complain. Some will write to their Congress-critters, and we'll try to influence people to vote and vote "blue." And true to form, the GOP will do everything possible and use every dirty trick to influence the election's outcome in their favor. And what if they're successful? What if Trump declares Martial Law? What if he sends his Gestapo to your town or community, or your neighborhood? Are you prepared to deal with any of this? Are any of us? Don't want to think about that? Well, perhaps we should....and we should be organized and committed. If not collectively, then individually. I'm sure some will say it's hyperbole to think the boxcars and camps await...but I think it's a real possibility. If this isn't Nazi Germany all over again, it's damn close.