Bruce Thompson is an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Palomar College. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado. His major emphasis in philosophy is critical thinking, formal logic, and American pragmatism. He is also a poet, violinist, and raiser of back yard chickens.
Brace yourself. The following is a grim warning.
March 1933 - The Enabling Act, granting Hitler unrestrained power.
February 2020 - Senate Acquittal, granting Trump unrestrained power.
Thereafter, modern history will unwind as follows:
In 2021, following his re-election, Trump will begin a bloody purge of people he considers to be disloyal to him. John Roberts will be assassinated, and Brett Kavanaugh will be named Chief Justice. Mitt Romney will be imprisoned on charges of bigamy, but will commit suicide in his cell by repeatedly stabbing himself in the back with a blunt shiv. All of this will be in preparation for Trump to suspend the Constitution and seize power in 2024.
By 2027 we will be at war with China as Trump attempts to achieve world domination. People suspected of having even traces of African (and Latino) ancestry will be rounded up, kept in concentration camps, and eventually exterminated. However, the cost of the war and the imprisonment of "undesirables" will tank the economy. In 2028 Trump will attempt an ill-advised invasion of Canada (during the winter). The brave Canadians will make a near-suicidal stand at Calgary, thus preventing Trump from taking Edmonton (which will become the capital of Canada in 2023). The defeat of the U.S. military in Canada will be a significant factor in the inevitable defeat of the U.S. a few years later.
In 2031 an invasion of the U.S. by China, Cuba, and Venezuela* will be staged from Cuba. Beachheads will be established at Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, and Jacksonville. After the successful amphibious landings in Florida the defeat of the U.S. will drag on for another year, but with little doubt of the eventual outcome. Trump will commit suicide while holed up in Trump Tower with his latest mistress, a blonde 19-year old with huge...
Of course, you and I won’t see how all this turns out, since we will have been exterminated in the concentration camps long before. But do not give up hope. I don’t know what there is to be hopeful about, but giving up could only be counterproductive. We must see this through, no matter how it ends.
*Question – Why Venezuela? Answer – Okay. Iceland?