By Nathan Barton
As Wikileaks and others release more and more information about one of the four pieces of work running nationwide for Massa in 2016, and as more and more people chime in on issues and potential outcomes, it seems very likely to Mama Liberty and I that it won’t all be over even when the last polls are closed and the votes are counted on the 8th of November (if indeed, all the votes are counted as quickly as usual). The media and the claims of fraud and more will then kick in, and it may not even be decided by the Electoral College in December.
Things are enough up in the air that even the Joint Chiefs are seeing fit to remind the members of the Armed Services of their duties and restrictions, as reported by a writer for iPatriot.com. The Chiefs emphasize “peaceful transition” and “political neutrality” during (and following) the election process. The writer speculates if this is a response to rumbling in the ranks (where it is reported that Gary Johnson has more votes than Hillary Clinton), or due to home front intell that, regardless of who wins the popular votes and seems to have sufficient Electoral College votes to gain office, that there will be violence both in the streets and perhaps in various offices and boardrooms and the like. No one seems to be saying anything about how the rest of the world will respond, or if any action is seriously anticipated on the part of such as China, Russia, North Korea, or the Caliphate (Islamic State). The closest anyone has come is speculation that the current regime in DC might request “UN assistance.”
But DoD is FAR from the only agency or group which is worried about the next 8 days, and the time after that. The latest Wikileaks information SHOULD be more than enough to totally trash Clinton’s campaign, as you can see by visiting a site which has the 100 most damaging of the revelations. But it appears to be water flowing off a duck’s back. The same thing is true regarding her apparently severe health issues. And the revelations concerning the blood on the Clinton “crime family’s” hands. To say nothing of the Chicago Tribune (a liberal newspaper and ally of the Democrat party if there ever was one) opining that Clinton should step down. But even that editorial does not believe that the criminal will do so.
Meanwhile, more and more troubles seem to be coming up for both the “big” candidates: the accusations against Trump are refuted by his supporters but again, the media is not bothering to report that, and more and more Republicans are turning against him. Johnson and Stein are being ignored as much as ever, and in places like Utah polls are reporting that “independent” candidate McMullin is leading both Trump and Clinton in a relatively conservative state (and McMullin claims that he may also have a chance of winning both Wyoming and Idaho as well). A recent poll reported by USA Today says that 51% of Americans are expecting election-day and post-election violence by supporters of either or both of these candidates.
It is obvious that their supporters are getting more and more fanatic. And the claims of vote-tampering (particularly by the Clinton camp) are getting louder and more common: even a significant number of people being polled claim that they are concerned about the election being stolen. And about a peaceful transition of power.
And it is not just the election for massa that is unlikely to be far from over next Tuesday evening. Not just elections for Senate and the House of Representative, but many state races have these same concerns. Even rural states like North Dakota (with its growing confrontation over the Dakota Access Pipeline) have indications of more contested races, more violence, and more unwillingness to accept the results that are reported by the media and the powers that be.
What can we do? What should we do? More than ever, it becomes obvious that casting a vote for one of the four is probably a waste of energy (which is not necessarily the case if there are significant election issues on the ballot, as well). Campaigning for or against is seemingly even more useless.
Sadly, it seems that the best thing to do is to be prepared, and take action to avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you DO vote, I think it is wise to do it in advance or by absentee ballot – especially if your polling place is in a core urban area or an area where tensions are already high. But even if you don’t vote, it seems like a good idea to stay away from polling places, government offices, inner-city areas, and major transportation hubs and routes (airports, highways, key road junctions and interchanges) in case there are protests and riots. To say nothing of vandalism and attacks on property.
And if certain groups decide to take advantage of potential chaos (or CAUSE the chaos), it will be important to be prepared for hours or days of power outages, inability of first responders to respond to “minor” emergencies like fires or heart attacks or vehicle accidents – again, especially in the urban areas. Treating 8 November the way we would a major winter storm or a hurricane makes sense: be prepared. Just as more and more southerners prepare for the looting and home invasions (by both free-lance and government thugs) after hurricanes, we should at least be prepared for similar events. Protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood and friends. Absolutely do not stay glued to your televisions on election night.
Prepare for the next two-three months to be as ugly and unpredictable as the last twelve. And remember that the politicians and the government agencies and thugs do NOT have as much power and control as they try to claim.