THIS Is How It Happens…

Have always been a student of history. Secular. Recent. Military. American. World. And, in particular, Biblical History. I’m seeing a grim repeat of history from THE BIBLE playing out in current America…

Hosea 8 King James Version (KJV)

1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.

Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

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I have many friends, acquaintances, and followers on FB and Twitter who are Constitutional lawyers, Historians, former office holders in the G.O.P., Ministers…and they are ALL crying the SAME warning…it’s as follows:

TWITTER PATRIOT, CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER, HISTORIAN, SETH ABRAMSON:

I raise Trump’s likely refusal to concede if he loses in Novembera future predicted by everyone who knows him—because every Republican, in and out of DC, must decide *now* what they’ll say publicly when it happens. (It’ll begin with a lawsuit, then move to challenging electors.)

PS/ It’s important to understand that Trump *won’t* stage a coup. He knows that won’t work. He’ll claim votes were fraudulent; initiate an “investigation” using GOP resources; file a lawsuit; convince GOP pols to contest one or more states’ electors; then call for a new election.

PS2/ My point: don’t play the game of laughing at those who think Trump won’t concede in November because you’ve fancifully concocted a movie-like version of what you *think* they’re fearing he’ll do. No—our fears are quite banal, esoteric, foreseeable, and supported by evidence.

PS3/ His plan, step-by-step, will be to

1)

delegitimize the election via GOP surrogates;

2)

file a lawsuit to create the appearance of “legitimate” doubt;

3)

recruit sycophants to challenge a state’s slate of electors (that’s where the real action is);

4)

call for a new election.

PS4/ He has another ace up his sleeve. He has more state-actor allies than he did in 2016including some who hate him but want him to win because he’s predictably corrupt—so if it looks like he’ll lose, a major interference attempt (even if failed) can cast the result into doubt.

PS5/ Nations whose governments want Trump to win for their own reasons—in each case contrary to US interests—and who have the means to interfere in our elections include Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, China and North Korea. There are so many ways for them to do Trump a solid.

PS6/ Nations whose governments might seek out low-tech ways to delegitimize our elections—which have been *deliberately left open to attack by DC Republicans*—include Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Venezuela, Libya, Sudan, the Czech Republic, and others. And no one’s minding the store.

PS7/ So *please* don’t fantasize about Trump being frog-marched from the White House—that’s not how this will go down if it happens. If it happens, it will be a months-long process geared singularly toward postponing the inauguration of the new POTUS and demanding a new election.

PS8/ Needless to say, at this point Trump is the favorite to win—so this scenario may never come to pass. But the more Trump continues to be favored, the more it aids his arguments (by creating expectations) in the event that he *loses*. America has never seen a threat like this.

PS9/ The danger is smart folks like

going on shows like

(@billmaher) and pretending Trump refusing to leave would involve military action. {facepalm} No. That’s a way of making the fear some of us have seem ridiculous *and* misunderstanding how this works.

PS10/ Want to know how Trump could destroy our democracy this November—sans military? THE SAME WAY IT’S BEING DESTROYED NOW:

1)

Unscrupulous lawyers.

2)

Institutions paralyzed by novel situations.

3)

A pliant media—and an aiding/abetting far-right media.

4)

Corrupt politicians.

PS11/ SCOTUS can take a while to hear a case. So Trump can time things right to get his case before a radical, unqualified, Trump-selected lower-court judge for an injunction at the right moment—when Congress is supposed to certify electors. Then the whole schedule’s thrown off.

PS12/ None of this involves the military. All it requires is unscrupulous, borderline-criminal lawyersTrump has those alreadya criminal AG (got it), 10 to 15 corrupt House/Senate GOP members (got it), hard-to-move institutions (got it), and far-right propaganda organs (got it).

PS13/ *All that* can be augmented by foreign nationals hacking the election (*even unsuccessfully*) to sow doubt; a Trump-manufactured foreign-policy crisis that seems to militate for moving slowly and deliberately pre-inauguration; a GOP media capable of moving the Overton Window.

PS14/ So when

tells

that “generals would have to be corrupt” to let Trump stay on—which, again, he would do by *calling for a new election*, not declaring himself king—it’s infuriating. Like Van, I don’t think our military is disloyal. That’s not the issue.

PS15/ Look at the pattern that’s already been set: Trump is destroying rule of law without a single overtly hostile action by police or military assets. He’s doing it in plain daylight with corrupt lawyers and politicians and a system that *is too slow to react to novel threats*.

PS16/ Today

had a federal lawyer on—I missed his name—who was practically *shouting* the alarm about the collapse of rule of law, and he was saying that *even the fact that honorable federal employees are resigning rather than becoming whistleblowers* is a *bad* sign.

PS17/ In a healthy legal system, prosecutors who see corruption don’t resign—they become whistleblowers. Institutions like the FBI, CIA or NSA don’t hunker down to make sure the White House doesn’t hurt them—they issue damning reports. None of that’s happening, though—it’s scary.

PS18/ People wonder how democracy dies. Answer: like *this*. *Exactly* what’s happening now. *This is how it happens*. There’s *not* some bullsh*t B-movie version of this involving tanks in the streets and police becoming vigilante protectors of a neo-fascist regime. It’s *this*.

PS19/ Turn on the TV, read a paper, guess who’s sounding this alarm more than anyone else: *attorneys*. Attorneys just like me. We’ve taken an Oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law, and we’re *telling you* that we’re *paying attention* and it’s *happening now.*

PS20/ We all think we’ll know what to do if it happens. We’ll protest! What the h*ll will we protest? A lawsuit Trump files? A BS GOP probe of “suspicious” ballots? A foreign intrusion into our election that *actually happened* but is merely intended to delegitimize real results?

PS21/ OK, Seth, you say, so how do *you* think you save a democracy on its last breath? The answer: you probably *can’t*. You have to save it *before it’s on its last legs*. You have to *use* institutions *before* they collapse, find heroes in the system *before* they all resign.

PS22/ In other words… the fight to save our democracy is happening *now*. That is, what Bill Barr is doing—right now—*is* dismantling our democracy. And if you doubt me, again, listen to what the attorneys—guardians of the rule of law—are saying. They’re saying what I’m saying.

PS23/ So what does that mean? Well—many things. For instance, I’ve taught undergrad journalism courses in which students said—unanimously—they don’t watch the TV or read papers for the news. I bet they would if tanks were in the streets, but that won’t happen—*this* is happening.

PS25/ Trump/Barr have created sufficient fear, corrupt “oversight,” confusion, and deviation from convention that Trump and his circle are effectively above the law. Trump has pliant people in politics, media, and law willing to do *anything* for him. *That’s* how it starts. /end

NOTE/ In tweet “PS13,” the parenthetical should read “even unsuccessfully,” not “even successfully.” [ME: I changed it already.]

NOTE2/ Conservatives are up in arms about this thread. Yet the one thing you’ll hear from *none* of them: “If Trump loses, he needs to concede immediately.” Why? Because they—like Trump—*say* that they believe the election won’t be fair… and who’d concede an *unfair election*?

NOTE3/ Normally, both parties would say whoever loses in 2020 must concede. Dems have reason to fear pro-Trump actors abroad will try to pervert this election, as the last; pro-Trump *voters* can have no such fear. They still won’t say now Trump should honor the election results.

NOTE4/ The reaction to this thread underscores its point: Trump will have nearly all his voters on his side whatever he says about the election once it’s over. Evidence? Immaterial. If he needs half the nation and some media to support him “challenging” the result, he’ll have it.

…given my experience working for Mr Trump, if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power.” —Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer/Lawyer…

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This is both a repeat of the Biblical History found in Hosea 8, AND a repeat of 1930’s Germany. Hitler and The National Socialist Party (Nazi) rose to power peacefully via the burning of The Reichstag, the “Liberation of Czechoslovakia” (justified the invasion by the purported suffering of the ethnic Germans living in these regions. ), the “reconquest of lost lands in Poland“…

Sounds eerily like MAGA/KAG, buy Greenland, Trump’s incompetent meedling in the Middle-East (abandon the Kurds, assassinate an Iranian General IN Iraq while he’s doing what Trump pressured him to do…), the mess with N. Korea, the Treason with Russia, China, and Ukraine… throw in Trump’s repeated LIES about: “fake news”, “The Press is The Enemy of The People”, “Witch Hunt”…THIS is Hosea 8 and 1930’s-1945 Nazi Germany!

BUT…

The above quote is from the same Matthew Henry as the scholar who preached and wrote “Matthew Henry’s Commentary”!

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So, WHAT is my conclusion?

  1. America, The Constitution, Liberty, Freedom, Justice…ARE DEAD. THE AMERICA WE READ ABOUT AND GREW UP WITH IS OVER.
  2. Russia and her allies WILL attack Israel per Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39.
  3. Russia and her allies WILL BE destroyed per Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39.
  4. Simultaneously, or shortly before The TRUE/REAL Church of The Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ WILL BE CAUGHT UP OUT OF HERE to meet The Lord IN THE AIR and so shall we ever be with The Lord, per I Corinthians 15:51-57, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I Thessalonians 5:1-13, II Thessalonians 2:2-12, and Luke 21:36.

Then it’s a seven year, Hellish march towards Armageddon…Zechariah 14 and Revelation 19…

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

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