Dear Trumpkins, picture this: Trump has won. The Mexican wall is under construction, trade deals are being dismantled, the debate on immigration runs long on what quota and screening measures are appropriate.
The house and likely the senate are in democratic hands, so despite campaign promises very little gets done except the ratings at C-SPAN surge.
Twitter and the NYT are are bought by a consortium led by the Trump kids as an anchor for the Trump media empire they will build while dad is in office as a gift for his service.
We read dozens of platitudes in the media exchanged between Trump and Putin, their shared admiration, and the peace they have brought to the world working together.
The White House gets a face lift in Trump style at taxpayer expense using long standing contractors in the Trump network.
Do you think along side this type of change anyone is really paying attention to Putin?
Meanwhile, Syria falls into Putin’s fold – along with his spoils in the Ukraine and Crimea – and he is emboldened. (Look at a map for a moment: http://bit.ly/2dWVC2L.) From Syria he makes covert inroads (InfoOps and special forces) into Iraq, building a front along Saudi Arabia. Iran is literally and figuratively behind him. Upon completion of securing the Saudi border, or possibly sometime before He then takes a stake in Lybia.
All along the way his info operations allow him to win enough local popular support that democratic processes fail to slow or stop him.
In a few years, he controls the Middle East, African Peninsula, and threatens or already has waged war on the west.
Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe there is a master plan. Doesn’t need to be exactly as I’ve laid it out, but the gist of it is the mass wave of protectionism will create a huge window for Russia to jump through as we are all occupied with our own unrest. Their expansionist policy, can only come if no one is looking. Much like our own bombing in Yemen went unnoticed today.
This is the US playbook, but now it’s being used against us. If we don’t wake up to it soon, we will lose a great deal more than what was once a noble election process.