Preparing for a Season in the Political Wilderness  

Many of us view the future with dark foreboding.  The sense is all too grounded in fact. A hard-right turn in U.S. politics in 2022 and 2024 seems in the cards. Meanwhile, the climate catastrophe intensifies, while action to turn it around lags and many trends are in the exact wrong direction. At the same time, great powers clash, and war drums are beating louder.

Source: Preparing for a Season in the Political Wilderness – CounterPunch.org

The Risk of a Coup in the Next US Election is Greater Now Than It Ever Was Under Trump  

Only free and fair elections in which the loser abides by the result stand between each of us and life at the mercy of a despotic regime – one we had no voice in choosing and one that can freely violate all our rights. So everything is at stake in the peaceful transfer of power from a government that has lost its people’s confidence to its victorious successor.

Source: The Risk of a Coup in the Next US Election is Greater Now Than It Ever Was Under Trump | Portside

A Warning: Will the 2024 Election End U.S. Democracy? 

January 6, 2022, marks the first anniversary of the violent effort by enraged supporters of Donald Trump to overthrow the nation’s Constitutionally based government.  Their effort was spurred on by a failed presidential re-election bid, but grew out of decades of organizing by rightwing, fundamentalist-religious, white nationalist and big-money class interests.

Source: A Warning: Will the 2024 Election End U.S. Democracy? – CounterPunch.org

Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024 | Portside

Mike “Wompus” Nieznany is a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran who walks with a cane from the combat wounds he received during his service. That disability doesn’t keep Nieznany from making a living selling custom motorcycle luggage racks from his home in Gainesville, Georgia. Neither will it slow him down when it’s time to visit Washington, D.C.—heavily armed and ready to do his part in overthrowing the U.S. government.

Source: Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024 | Portside