Expect violence by the Left, and expect them to blame Trump for it.
This turdpile is from Peter Aldhous at Buzzfeed News:
This Scary Statistic Predicts Growing US Political Violence — Whatever Happens On Election Day
Two researchers claim that a single number they call the “political stress indicator” can warn when societies are at risk of erupting into violence. It’s spiking in the US, just like it did before the Civil War.
Many Americans are clinging to the idea that if Joe Biden wins the presidential election, calm can return to a nation riven by protests and rattled by President Donald Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric.
Not so fast, caution two academics who claim they have devised a measure of political instability that shows that the nation will still be a powder keg that is waiting to blow, even if a Biden landslide means that Trump has little choice but to step aside.
A Biden landslide????
If (when) Trump wins there will be violence by the Left. They are openly admitting that they plan to riot. But what if Biden steals the election?
If the election is close and Biden is declared the winner but there is evidence there was substantial fraud and cheating, there could be violence by Trump supporters. No matter how egregious the fraud and cheating, the news media will treat it like they are treating Hunter Biden’s laptop.
But what if Biden won fair and square in a landslide?
Stop laughing. If there is no proof of significant cheating and Biden wins then Most Trump supporters will accept the result, but they won’t be happy about it. The Democrats are another story.
Ever seen a sports franchise win their first championship in decades if not their first-ever, and then that team’s fans celebrate by going on a rampage of looting and burning? Ever heard of Kristallnacht? An apparent landslide victory for Gropey Joe would be treated as a green light to go after Trump supporters by the thuggish Left.
Turchin raised warning signs of a coming storm a decade ago, predicting that instability would peak in the years around 2020. “In the United States, we have stagnating or declining real wages, a growing gap between rich and poor, overproduction of young graduates with advanced degrees, and exploding public debt,” he wrote, in a letter to the journal Nature. “Historically, such developments have served as leading indicators of looming political instability.”
Today, with the nation in turmoil, Turchin’s prediction seems remarkably prescient. We live in a pandemic hellscape that has disproportionately harmed Black and brown Americans and those living in poverty. We have widespread civil unrest over racial injustice. And we are hurtling toward an election in which Trump is stoking unfounded fears of voter fraud and refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power.
In August, Turchin gave himself a pat on the back for his predictive ability with an analysis showing a significant rise in political demonstrations and violent riots over the last 10 years. But he and Goldstone fear that much worse is to come.
Other social scientists consulted by BuzzFeed News were skeptical that the US is on the brink of a civil war. But they were concerned about the trends highlighted by Goldstone and Turchin, and worried about the potential for violence around the coming election — especially from right-wing militia groups if Trump loses and contests the result.
“No matter what the outcome is, it is going to be disputed by some components of the other side,” Craig Jenkins, a sociologist at Ohio State University who studies political violence, told BuzzFeed News. “The difference is that the Trump forces have militia that have some capacity for violence and mayhem.”
Hmmm. Three mentions of militias, two of which add “right-wing” in front, and another mention of “right-wing militants, but not one single mention of our largest and most active domestic terrorists, Antifa. The author mentions Trump’s alleged refusal to promise to accept the ‘official results’ of an election that hasn’t even happened yet. He makes no mention of the Left’s four-year failure to accept the results from 2016.
Nor does he mention that 95% of political violence in America today emanates from the Left.