Every four years we go through the motions of picking a new captain for our ship of state. It’s exciting but predictable. The captain changes, the crew changes somewhat, the ship might change direction a few degrees, but the cruise is basically uneventful.
But there’s something different about the 2016 Presidential Election. It’s an epic showdown. A clash of cultural and political symbols. On the left we have Hillary Clinton, the embodiment of corrupt crony authoritarianism, the Wicked Witch of the West Wing. On the right we have Donald Trump, the mogul, the capitalist, the in your face rich loud uncouth American success story.
My personal prediction is that the actual election will not go smoothly. It’s been rubbed in our face that Hillary is above the law. Nothing constrains her now – she does not have to worry about even the appearance of following rules. I expect that she will engage in massive and obvious electoral theft.
Trump supporters need to be prepared for that. To do as other countries have done when the limit has been reached. Resist. March. Do not comply. Take our country back.
Or accept our transformation into a nation of flying monkeys.