When Donald Trump was elected in 2016—thanks to the disproportional representation system of the US’ Electoral College—I was, like many others, astonished, and did not really know what to expect apart from an understanding that the next four years were going to be interesting like no other presidential term in recent history.
And Trump did not disappoint. From his hilarious twitter account to his wall-building, from his murderous assassination of Iranian generals and acquiescence in Israel’s ongoing murder of Iranian scientists, from his bombing of ISIS-fighting Syrian soldiers to his failure to understand the racial demographic changes underway in America which destroyed his own re-election chances; all of this was a soap opera which had to have a dramatic ending, one way or another.
And boy, he did not disappoint. I think he will be lucky to escape legal consequences following the events at the US Capitol on January 6. What was he thinking? What were those people thinking? That one could just storm Congress, literally kick in the door, and then walk away as if nothing happened?
Trump’s supporters will now learn the hard
way that if one follows that path—of attacking Congress—one has to be prepared to
go all the way, and not back down once the Rubicon has been crossed. They will
now face punishment like many have not even dreamed about, and all for nothing.
They will also have finally wrecked any chance of the real and genuine legal challenge against the presidential election results (that based on the constitutional provision which states that election rule changes must be endorsed by thee state legislatures) from succeeding.
Trump’s supporters will also now have learned, as ably demonstrated in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, that race is the sole determining factor in politics, and the very nature of society itself.
As usual, the Trumpists pretended that the Georgia race was a fight between “capitalism” and “socialism,” or between “radicals” and “moderates.” And so the silly white Republicans campaigned as if race didn’t exist.
Contrast that with the Democratic campaign, which openly relied on the black vote in Georgia. The “Black Votes Matter”movement organized hundreds of thousands of black votes to be submitted for the Democratic candidates, and the media openly admitted this and cheered it on (See “Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia, New York Times, Jan. 7, 2021; “How Black voters lifted Georgia Democrats to Senate runoff victories,” The Guardian, 7 Jan 2021, et al).
From the Georgia results we learn that 93% of black voters supported the Democratic candidates, a racial voting block which, when combined with the 29 % white liberal vote, simply overran the majority white Republican vote.
(The double standards here are clear, and reveal a story in themselves: Blacks organizing on a racial basis is a good thing, but God help any person trying to organize whites on a racial basis—that would be the height of evil! It’s so obvious, but who dares point it out?)
So now we come to the end of the Trump presidency, on an explosive note which was almost inevitable. His crashing and burning on January 6, 2021, was almost a fitting end to a pointless diversion, and will force his dispirited followers into either finally understanding that their salvation lies in peaceful, planned, secession, or ultimately being consumed by the Third World.