A set of essays reflecting on the crazy year that was 2019 by Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D.
From the Introduction
I am trying to think through the possible scenarios here as to what’s next.
Scenario A is that a big boom arrest happens, and everybody suddenly is persuaded that Trump was right all along.
Scenario B is that the big boom arrest happens, and they say that Trump and his administration is corrupt and so that renders the arrest null and avoid.
Scenario C is that no big boom arrest happens at all, but rather they remove Trump from office. At that point martial law will kick in, because people will go absolutely insane.
I am guessing that the President wants to drag this thing out as long as he can because it is good for ratings, but the game ends if they remove him from office.
- I can’t see Scenario A happening. It’s too predictable.
- I can’t see Scenario B happening. It’s a waste of dramatic effort.
- I can see Scenario C happening, but only for a very short period of time, with the military at the ready.
It’s going be very close, I think. I think the President feels like he has to show us how bad it can get. To do that he has to let things spin out a bit. That’s what I find scary.
In any case, this book picks up from the last book, watching the silent civil war — now shifted into active coup mode.
Where before I doubted myself, I became sure and ever more horrified at the tactics.
This book consists of some my posts from 2019. You can see the wide range of topics that millions of non-experts, including me, have struggled to understand. But in the end, as “Q” has stated, “future proves past,” and the meaning of what we are experiencing today will only be understood in retrospect.
“One Crazy Year: Remembering the Attempted Coup of 2019” was released February 1, 2020 to the public domain. Please download your copy here.
Fighting for Peace Part I, January 2020: Unedited Work In Progress by Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. The author hereby releases this content into the public domain.
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