People draw parallels between the Fall of Rome, and what's happening today. I think they are correct in doing so. Obama and Nero seem to have very similar personalities.
If you have been watching the Republican Convention, you've noticed that none of the important "Party Insiders" have shown up. They are making it clear that they prefer one of their own class, even if it's Hillary Clinton, to someone who isn't part of their bunco scheme. They're about preserving a system that exalts the handful of political insiders while draining the common man and woman of their last ounce of vitality.
About half the people in this country are screaming liberals who think Barrack Hussein is Jesus Christ. His anointed successor, Hillary, will get virtually the entire minority vote, and the white liberal vote, and the 'I'm mad because Trump is the nominee so I am going to vote for Hillary" vote.
The MSM is pillorying Trump. They cover up the outright crimes of Hillary Clinton, and never miss a chance to disparage Trump. When you consider that the vast majority of Americans are low information voters who get all they know of politics from 30 second sound bites on the evening news, the impact of that is overwhelming.
With all these things going against him, I don't see how Trump can win. At the same time, I honestly believe he's the last hope of America. For all his faults, and he has some of course, he will try to stop the rot in the system. It may be that even if he is elected, he won't be able to do so. But at least he will make an honest effort. Hillary Clinton winning will finish us off. 8 more years of an Obama clone, when Obama himself has just about destroyed the country with his "social engineering" and total lack of leadership.
It doesn't look good to me. I think all Clinton has to do to win is keep drawing breath til November 6th. After that, the deluge.
As for me, however it goes, I'm not a Republican anymore . I've been voting since I was 18, never
There's really no difference between the people who run either party anymore.
Here's my scenario for a good post apocalyptic novel.
Hillary Clinton becomes the next President. As a result, Islamic immigration increases dramatically. (She's already said she wants a 500 percent increase over the current rate.) Consequently Islamic terrorism spirals out of control. No one dares go to a movie, or a concert, or a mall because they run the risk of being a random victim of the Jihad. Any public activity runs the risk of Jihadi attacks.
The federal government puts more and more pressure on the police and exalts the racist movements like Black Lives Matter. As a result, the police simply cease to exist as a barrier against widespread crime. No one is safe anymore, and the streets become death traps. Going to work is taking your life in your hands. Letting your kids out of your sight is tantamount to losing them.
With the break down of law and order, the already shaky infrastructure starts to collapse. Trucks can't move, power supply becomes intermittent, food supplies dry up.
As the situation worsens, the federal government tries to maintain control by confiscating firearms, outlawing the possession of weapons or ammunition, increasing taxes on working people in order to buy off the inner city mobs with increased "benefits." Increasingly repressive "emergency laws" limit every personal freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. Anyone who criticizes the government is guilty of "hate speech" and disappears.
Somewhere in the process, normal people will begin to say "no." They won't comply with oppressive and predatory federal edicts. They won't keep working at jobs where burgeoning taxation of their income continues to reduce their purchasing power. They won't put up with being "jacked" by thugs. They won't let intruders break into their homes and hurt their families.
They won't consent to being bullied and treated with contempt by Hillary Clinton and her Unicorn lovers.
What happens then is anyone's guess. But then, what happens in the real world, and in my fictional novel plot, may not be that dissimilar.
- There's a reason that 15 years ago, there was one survival oriented magazine of any stature in the country. It was published by a wealthy eccentric and was a niche product. Today, there are some fifteen high end survival oriented magazines, published by top of the line commercial magazine businesses.
- There's a reason that people are building survival retreats all over the country, from the middle class fellow who does the work on his buildings himself, to the rich man who just writes the check.
- There's a reason that "survivalists" were considered to be Ted Kaczynski clones 15 years ago, but now being a "prepper" is mainstream and admirable.
- There's a reason that 15 years ago, there were no survival shows on television. Now they are one of the most popular genres and are carried by multiple channels from ABC to the National Geographic Channel.
I get lots of emails from people who don't want to post comments. I respect their privacy concerns. Let me just say that a great many level headed, well grounded individuals, from young adults to retirees, are looking at the future with trepidation.
I can't say that I blame them.