When the dam holding back the direct methods of a dictatorial takeover break, things move with breathtaking speed. And normal folks conditioned to rational and fair order are left stunned and helpless.

Trump and his backers are like scorpions stinging and paralizing as they plow through the body politic. Within the first hundred days of his inauguration, Trump will have already gain virtual absolute power. Those who fail to fall in line with the Donald’s agenda will simply disappear.

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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