Coup, Coup, Coup! This Is No False Alarm, As Our Democratic Experiment Goes On The Line. But Trump’s Guilt Won’t Fix Our Inequities!

By Donald A. Collins | 8 November 2021
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Republicans are celebrating Tuesday’s November 2nd results in Virginia and elsewhere as evidence of their probable winning Congressional control back at the midterms.

This of course assumes that belief in Trump will continue so that he still controls the GOP by then.

The evidence that Trump was planning a coup before the November 3, 2020 is now irrefutable as well as his plans to repeat his coup efforts including putting in where possible his faithful cronies at the state level to skew voting rights in every state controlled by Republican legislatures.

Since far too many Americans are asleep to his plans, his 2nd coup attempt looks plausibly possible.

Asleep, despite the huge evidence of his crimes and his apparently unindictable status. And the non-governing GOP gets a boost for doing nothing?

The special supplement in the November 7th Washington Post entitled “The Attack” and CNN’s November 5th special “Trumping Democracy: An American Coup” with host Jake Tapper are frightening documentaries on Trump’s lethal conspiracy.

You can read here the WP’s summary of its findings.

However, seeing justice done on Trump, such as putting him in jail or seeing his political influence crash, as I have long expected, even if satisfying to most Americans, won’t fix the deep inequalities in our country, as so eloquently analyzed by Fiona Hill in her book “There Is Nothing For You Here” as large pockets of poverty emerge in areas where formerly successful big industries have gone away, leaving less educated workers angry and open to the false hopes and lies of Donald Trump.

Youngkin’s Virginia win used a clever strategy which spoke to basic personal voter concerns such as education and inflation as reflected in gas prices.

Keeping Trump out of Virginia certainly helped.

While Youngkin’s victory was not a landslide, it showed people cared less about Trump than the deep inequalities that now dominate our national democracy.

Failing to address these glaring inequities can be blamed on both parties. Trump’s greedily cutting of taxes on the rich or both parties spending trillions on foreign police actions (aka wars we didn’t need to fight) pushed our national debt to now being equal our yearly Gross Domestic Product!

Among many possible quick fixes for our young children might include forgiving all outstanding student debt to enlist furor in our young. Neither party seems inclined to innovation.

Biden’s passing that infrastructure bill might well turn the tide in his favor if the COVID crisis abates. And passing the much reduced but still vitally needed Build Back Better bill could make keeping Congress in Democratic hands at the midterms more possible.

Lots to ponder, but if more of our unheeding citizens just recognized our real problems that might trigger a start toward their solution.

And no longer lurking in abeyance are those truly overwhelming world crisis issues of climate control and its largely unheeded driving force, overpopulation. As I wrote here.

Still not to be able yet to put Trump in jail seems totally absurd! But then he said he could shoot someone on 5th Ave in NYC and not lose any voters. Read that here.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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