Since the 2016 campaign, it has been clear to me and many others that Donald Trump is a fascist authoritarian. It took the media far too long to accept that reality and report it as fact, rather than hyperbolic alarmism. But here we are.
There is no question that the president will try to steal this election, and so far I've seen very little to indicate he will not be able succeed in doing so. Members of Congress continually put it on us, the American people, to be the saviors of our own democracy. We are trying. We have been trying. But we have a representative government, therefore when we fight to keep our democracy alive you are supposed to fight 10 times harder, and more effectively. We will protest. We will march. We will demand our voices be heard. But that will not be enough to stop our own federal government from stealing this country out from under our feet. They did it in 2000, and we let it happen. Only this time it really will mean the death of the republic. Do you expect us to take up arms against tyranny in the event that Trump and the Republican Party successfully execute the coup they are clearly intent on seeing through? We will be slaughtered in the streets if it comes to that.
So, the ultimate question is not what we the people are prepared to do. We are already doing it. The question is what are YOU, the supposed guardians of our republic, prepared to do when this crime is committed in broad daylight, right before our eyes, perpetrated by the President of the United States of America and his treasonous Republican sycophants?