I don’t know about this one, Allan. I’m sure you must have thought long and hard about going ahead with it.

The next step in a full takeover by Trump’s is ginning up his own version of the Nazi Brown Shits — an informal private army. And of course they’re out there just waiting for a whisper from Trump to go into action.

I suppose you figured you might as well acknowledge this sort of potential nightmare. I know there is a violent strain in every society chomping at the bit to unload their mayhem with only a not so innocent wink and a nod from the top guy. Charlottesville might have been a feeling out by Trump to that end.

In any event, today’s satire may have cut a little too deep. It’s hard, and way too scary, to say. But you said it anyway?

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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