I do sincerely hope that everyone behaves themselves and that matters can be resolved peacefully.

I also hope that if Trump illegally clings to power, the agencies empowered and obliged to deal with the situation do so.

But if worst comes to worst, what then? Because in a confrontation between a violent and a non-violent group, the violent one will win. Nobody ever heard of a gang of skinheads being beaten up by a gang of hippies, right? The moral high ground isn’t so impressive when its holders are bleeding in the gutter.

But, not everyone who would be opposed to illegal action on Trumps’ part will be your middle-class White liberal. At a guess, many of his current supporters would baulk at such a violation of their revered Constitution. Some at least of those who oppose him will be veterans, and armed themselves. The odds may not be as poor as you think.

Nobody welcomes slaughter, but “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants” (Thomsas Jefferson).

Snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, walker of paths less travelled by. Advocate-in-Ordinary to His Satanic Majesty.

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