The days that followed the presidential election of 2016 were incomprehensible to most Americans. Protesters filled the streets with shouts of “He’s not my president,” a statement that was echoed by a member of congress. Only a few months before the end of his term there are countless persons who refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of the Trump presidency.
Things will be worse after Election Day on November 3rd, 2020 if Biden fails to win. The protests, rioting, looting, and murders that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were only slowly beginning to diminish after more than two weeks. What followed after Floyd’s unjustified death is a preview of what will happen if Donald Trump is re-elected. The fury that will follow will be deadly.
There are several reasons for this disturbing prediction. Protesters are no longer random collections of disgruntled voters whose candidate lost; they are a well-organized force, funded and directed by those groups and individuals, within and beyond our borders, who seek to destroy the United States.
Mayors, city councils, and governors have emasculated the police. Looters, if they are arrested at all, are released within hours and no bail is imposed. Businesses are allowed to burn with no attempt by firefighters to save them. Government officials literally have stated that rioters should be allowed to vent their frustrations. When the president suggests that he might send in federal troops to stop the insanity he is told that the Constitution does not allow him to do so, even though presidents have done just that at least a dozen times since the founding of our nation.
The police are not only restricted in how they can manage lawbreakers, they are reluctant to do so fearing that even if their actions are legal by today’s statutes they will not be protected by them. Morale is plummeting and resignations have already begun, and no wonder. Few young men and women are likely to enter law enforcement in the face of low pay, lack of respect, no support from their elected superiors and the risk of outright assassination.
An economy that is reeling from the overly prolonged shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic is being suppressed even further by the unrest. The loss of tax revenue has crippled city and state governments; they will not have the financial resources to fight an insurrection in November that promises to be even more thunderous than the one that we are now enduring.
Will our country’s enemies simply stand aside and observe the chaos? It would be in their strategic interest to misbehave, perhaps on a scale larger than simply shadowing our aircraft and warships and brushing our borders with bombers and spy planes of their own. Would we intervene if China invaded Taiwan or if North Korea dropped a few missiles on the neighbor that they have been threatening for decades or if Putin finally took back the former elements of the Soviet Union?
If terrible things happen in November there will be no government to protect us. Besieged citizens are already reporting that 911 calls are delayed and in some areas are not being answered at all. We are on our own and the time to prepare is now, before everything from rice to toilet paper disappears from grocery shelves – again.
The next episode will not be resolved in days or weeks, perhaps not even for months. Having enough food, water and other essentials for two weeks may not be enough. It may take more cash readily available than most households have on hand when even more banks have been burned to the ground, as occurred twice in a single night in one California city.
But what if Joe Biden wins in November? Will tranquility return to our major cities? Not likely. After all, even when their sports teams win a major championship, burning cars and other mayhem ensues. A Democrat victory will not only produce an extreme left administration, it will be one without the resolve to confront criminality. Look no further than New York City, where crime of all types, including murder, is rising dramatically. Atlanta is experiencing the “blue flu.” Seattle is a basket case, hosting a new country in which the citizens have no jobs, pay no taxes, drive out tourists and business customers yet receive much-needed sanitation services from the city that surrounds it. Other major cities are likely to follow the example of these coastal cesspools and the red states between them will only hunker down and hope that the Second Amendment will protect them – until it doesn’t.
The SurvivalBlog Editors’ June 17th Quote of the Day by Dinesh D’Souza is quite appropriate: “If you want to live in places that get burned down by rioters while the police evacuate and the politicians in charge celebrate the pyromaniacs, then you should vote for the Democrats in November.”
Just as life after the coronavirus will never be the same, after the election, no matter who wins, the America that exists today won’t be the same either.