It’s the same strategy they have pursued in the Middle East for decades: divide and conquer and when that doesn’t work, spread chaos and disruption. The enlightened people in the present moment are not those who are saying “vote whatever no matter who” or who are preparing for civil war. The enlightened are those who are refusing to participate in it all, like the 100 million who will not be voting on Nov. 4.
It’s Going Down
Autonomous anti-capitalist group, Unity and Struggle, discusses possible scenarios that could play out if Trump attempts to launch a coup and theorizes various ways people could potentially mobilize in the face of such a power grab.
A month out from the election, it’s obvious Donald Trump may attempt a coup. He won’t have the military march in and overthrow Congress. But he could use the technicalities of the constitution and a combination of official and unofficial channels to secure his hold on power. The contours of this kind of “constitutional coup” are coming into focus.
Trump has said repeatedly, out loud, that he won’t concede the election. He has framed mail-in voting as rife with fraud. He has ordered federal police into cities to disappear protesters off the street. Trump doesn’t rule by fiat–he merely steers a loose coalition of forces within and outside the state. But these forces have still managed to lay the groundwork for a power grab. They’ve packed the courts with incompetent judges with bizzare and distrubing beliefs, purged the Republican Party of dissidents through retirements or primaries, and flexed in the streets.