Recently I wrote that I was tired of writing about Donald Trump. He was boring everybody. That was until he started entertaining his followers with how he intended to use Americans against Americans. This man might be a compulsive liar and a damn fool but the prospect of a second American civil war is not good news. It is when Donald Trump refers to New York and Chicago as “crime dens.” He promises to treat those cities differently if he can get back into the White House. He intends to use the U.S. Army—and not to give shooting lessons.
What was surprising in Trump’s complaint about the two major democratic cities was that he was complaining about the number of shootings. He told his audience about the number of shootings that took place and the number of fatalities. At first, I thought he was complaining that the shooters were not very accurate. It was just surprising how few of the shootings were fatal.
But any military expert can tell you that wounded enemy soldiers are even better than dead as they become non-combatants and take up medical resources.
And since the United States already has more guns in civilian hands than the military—and, in fact, by a factor of almost 20 to one, it could be a very bad scene.
Mind you, judging by the mental acuity of your typical Trump supporter in America, I would not want to be the bookmaker taking odds on the outcome.
Looking at the logistics for the Trump side, would be the problem of militarizing the American borders. Wide spread rioting and looting in major cities could be out of control very quickly. Elements both north and south of those borders would want to get in on some of that action and the situation would get quickly out of control.
But that is Donald Trump for you, always out of control.
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