US Presidential Election: Cut Out the Panic that the World Will End on November 9th if Trump Wins

I am getting tired of all this the-world-will-end-on-November 9th if Trump is elected. It will all take time.

  • Violently deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants will not take place immediately, but may take a few months to get really going after the Inauguration (which will presumably be based on the Nuremberg Rally model).
  • Making abortion illegal and jailing women who have had abortions in the past that will take time and a new Supreme Court justice.
  • Increasing the rate of police shootings and the paramilitary deaths squads takes time to organize, based on the Argentinian experience, but expect early practice.
  • Crashing the global economy may take up to a year.
  • Breaking all treaty obligations can be done quite fast: climate change, Iran disarmament: an afternoon’s work I suspect.
  • NATO may take a bit longer.
  • Increased subsidies for fossil fuels and closing down alternative energy sources, building lots more pipelines through sacred sites will take a few months if Congress is supportive.
  • Abolishing the EPA, CDC and other pesky government agencies can be done in a year or so.
  • Repealing Dodds Franks and greatly reducing taxes on the rich: a year maybe.
  • And I can’t predict how soon Trump will start the nuclear war that 20% of his supporters apparently when polled expect him to deliver, but surely it must be in his first term for credibility and narcissism sake?

    All good stuff for the Bernie holdouts, Steinistas and absentionists, who all believe it has to get far worse before it gets better, rather like the German Communist Party (KPD) in 1932…50 million dead in WW2 later they were not so sure. Let’s hope we can do it for fewer dead this time, but don’t count on it.

About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to US Presidential Election: Cut Out the Panic that the World Will End on November 9th if Trump Wins

  1. louploup2 says:

    “Making abortion illegal and jailing women who have had abortions in the past that will take time and a new Supreme Court justice.”

    It will take less than six months for the Court to be repositioned with another “Scalia”. It’s not the end of the world, but it bodes terribly for many issues, not just abortion. Also regulation of corporations, fair elections, civil rights… the list is long. This is the single worst aspect of a Trump Administration—a fascist leaning Supreme Court. Plus all the circuit courts and district courts that are way behind in filling vacancies.

    Minimizing the risk of a hard right judiciary in this already center right country is irresponsible. Reading through the rest of your post, I get a strong sense of sarcasm (“Crashing the global economy may take up to a year.”), so please excuse my (over)reaction…

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