Nature has never been on the side of democracy. Humans at the most primitive level are hardwired to be cult followers. Every tyrant instinctively understands this.

Trump took one look at how the GOP is configured today, and said to himself, now is the time for a takeover. Fox and the right wing media have been for more than 30 years firing up and directing America’s primitives into the Republican Party, for which the leaders of the GOP were grateful until in a blink of an eye they realized that they were at the mercy of Trump and his fanatical followers.

You are absolutely right, Allan, things have reached the point where Trump has the nation’s most violent and dangerous elements at his beck and call. Just a wink and a nod from the Donald and these American Brown Shirts will take out whomever gets in Trump’s way. So after a little rough stuff don’t be surprised to see not just Republicans but Democrats as well begin to melt at the feet of the Trumpster — oh, happy days.

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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