Our nation is on the brink of massive violence.
Many people in the Middle East think the United States wants a war with Islam. Our relations with North Korea are more strained than they’ve been in decades. Russia has infiltrated the deepest levels of our government. Our international standing has been called into question. Our closest allies have been insulted and threatened. Our economy continues to stagnate. Our citizens live in fear. Hate groups are ramping up bomb threats, spray painting their rhetoric in public spaces and celebrating it being echoed back to them on the lips and Twitter accounts of our very own lawmakers. For the first time in decades, our sick, our elderly, our children are left to wonder – not if they will have enough – but if they will have anything at all.
All while our military grows fat and anxious and waiting.
It’s a power keg looking for a match.
And it’s mostly your fault.
Don’t think we’re unaware. We see what you and your cabinet of fools and hate-mongers are doing.
We see how they are “dismantling the administrative state.” We see how they are tearing away protections for your own citizens. We see how they are spreading fear and instability. We see how you are preparing the way for the next unnecessary war.
Most of these fires were not started by you, but your policies have poured gasoline on them.
There is only one thing you need to know: we will hold you accountable.
That’s right. We will hold YOU, personally, responsible.
If a terrorist attacks the United States, we will hold YOU accountable.
If a foreign power attacks us, we will hold YOU responsible.
If desperate and frightened Americans lash out at law enforcement or our military, we will hold YOU accountable.
We will not all rally together behind you. We will not close ranks. We will not hide behind the flag and join together to fight whichever enemy you point out.
We have lost too much innocence to believe such fairy tale propaganda anymore. George W. Bush used up the last drop of our bedtime story gullibility. We don’t roll that way anymore. We are cynical and awake.
You will not take advantage of our patriotism. You will not herd us like cattle to follow blindly after you.
We will not let you get away with stoking violence and then using the results as a justification for what you did to cause the problem in the first place.
Violence will not make you stronger. It will give us an excuse to tear you down and remove you from office.
If our nation is attacked, we will know it is because of your xenophobia. You can’t denigrate the entire religion of Islam, one of the most populous faiths in the world, without bringing down the ire of hundreds of millions of people. You can’t libel the intentions and histories of our nation’s multitudinous black and brown people without pushing us closer to violence. You can’t withhold a helping hand from the sick, poor and needy without expecting some to find other more violent ways to survive.
And if even one of these people responds to your government-sanctioned violence with a violence of their own, we will blame you. Because you are responsible.
You are President of the Untied States.
And an illegitimate President at that.
The only power that gives someone in your office the right to rule is the “consent of the governed,” and that, sir, you do not have.
You did not win the popular vote. The governed have not given you their consent. They consented to someone else. You only rule because of crusty bureaucratic red tape – an electoral college system that was put in place centuries past to prop up slavery.
So you will be held accountable if things go south. Because you deserve it.
You will be held responsible – not those poor devils who voted for you out of desperation. You will be taken to account – you and the other billionaire kleptomaniacs who gave voters only a choice of plutocracy or plutocracy – a choice of corporate controlled Democrats or corporate owned Republicans, a slow or a quick death.
Do not for one second think that war or violence or terrorism is in your best interest. It isn’t.
Right now you face deep unpopularity. You face federal investigations, judicial challenges to your rule by executive order, and mounting calls for impeachment.
But if your arrogant and ignorant administration devolves into violence, you will wish for these peacetime challenges.
There will be no more golf weekends at Mar-a-Lago. No more fun time trips to Trump Tower. No more complaints about TV ratings and crowd size. No more whining about protests and marches.
Because Americans are patient. We can wait out your idiotic Presidency. We can challenge you at the proper time and place and take back our country peacefully.
But if your rule breaks the peace, do not expect us to come to your aide.
I am not advocating violence. Just the opposite. But if violence comes, it will because of you.
For you have already woken a sleeping dragon. Beware her fiery breath.
Consider this a prediction, a warning, not a threat.
You will be held accountable.
Sooner or later.