Means, Motive, Opportunity: Trump has no reason not to commit the greatest crime ever committed by a U.S. President.
With the national general elections just four months away, and now that we have seen U.S. soldiers deployed the national capital, it is not extreme to conclude that by December, domestic tranquility may be so disrupted that states like California may be forced to form one or more new federations to supplant the United States.
Consider the question from the perspective of a detective: Means, Motive, and Opportunity.
- Means: Donald Trump holds the office of President of the United States, and millions of his supporters have personal arsenals.
- Motive: Donald Trump almost certainly cannot win a fair election against Vice-President Biden, and he faces immediate criminal and civil prosecution once he leaves office.
- Opportunity: Donald Trump will never have more power than between now and when Biden is declared president-elect.
Put all that together and one must conclude that Donald Trump has no reason not to attempt to hold onto power through force and violence, especially if his Republican allies can sustain the impression that Trump could be declared president via the 12th Amendment, and his armed volunteer storm-troopers instigate violence to destabilize American society.
As the period of maximum danger steadily approaches, discussing and planning to form an alternative union to a dictatorship under Donald Trump and his imitators is only prudent. As analyst Hannah Miyamoto has warned, California may soon have no choice better than declaring her independence and forming a new democratic federation with her neighbors. The fictional Georgina Hobart of The Politician may compare the relationship between California and the United States to “a bad marriage,” but we may really be headed to a point where a free and democratic United States no longer exists.