What Happens After The US Election

What Happens After The US Election, by Doug Casey.

Whenever a really radical group takes over — and the Democrats are serious radicals — they try to cement themselves in power. I’ve explained my reasons for believing the Democrats are going to win, and it only takes a small number of people working as a cadre to do it. I’d like to discuss what happens next.

At the time of the Russian Revolution, the hardcore Bolsheviks only numbered in the hundreds. That was enough to take control of a hundred million Russians and stay in power for 70 years until they totally ran the wheels off the economy.

The same thing happened with Fidel Castro in Cuba. He landed with only 50 or 60 guys, but once he took over the country, his apparatchiks were able to keep control of it. …

In order to succeed in an American Purple Revolution, they’ll need to cement themselves in place. It takes time for cement to dry. Even though the Republicans are just ineffectual and spineless “me too-ers” with no core beliefs, the Democrats will see there’s no point in letting them regain power.

How will they ensure that?

  • First, it seems almost certain that the Democrats will make both Washington DC and Puerto Rico states; there will then be 104 senators voting — and they will without question be left-leaning Democrats. That will also help assure control of the Electoral College — assuming it’s not abolished — since it will have two more reliably Democratic states.
  • Second, the 20 million undocumented people — illegal aliens — now in the US will undoubtedly be made citizens; they lean heavily toward the Democrats.
  • Third, they’ll expand the size of the Supreme Court and pack it with leftists, so any new laws they pass can’t be challenged effectively. …
  • Perhaps they’ll reduce the voting age to 16; such is already the case in Argentina and a growing number of other countries. Young people, especially once they’re freshly indoctrinated by the State schools, always tend to favor socialist ideas. …
  • There will probably be “free” college in order to ensure an extra four years of intense leftist indoctrination for all.

Cultural revolution ahead:

What the US seems to be facing isn’t so much political, or religious, or ethnic as it is cultural, which is much more serious.

The country is on the cusp of a full-blown cultural revolution. It happened during the Terror of the French Revolution. In a short period, perhaps over 20,000 people were murdered, mostly guillotined. Who would have guessed that simple regime change could get so out of control? It did, however, because it wasn’t just a political revolution. It was a cultural revolution, right down to changing the names of the months.

It famously happened in Russia in 1917, when the Bolsheviks succeeded in changing the basic structure of society. And it happened in Cambodia in the late 1970s with Pol Pot, when a quarter of the population was murdered. Who would have thought that even possible in modern times? That was also a cultural revolution against the educated and essentially anyone who wasn’t a peasant. …

Absolutely anything could happen after the November election, no matter who wins. But with the serious financial, economic, and social problems the US is facing, authoritarians will know how to use them to their own advantage.

The people promoting a US cultural revolution aren’t getting much resistance. The old regime — the conservatives, the Republicans — are totally intimidated. They’ve been brainwashed into accepting the righteousness of the Left’s cultural, political, economic, and social agendas. They don’t like it, but they sheepishly accept it. The schools, the NGOs, corporations, Hollywood, and the media are completely controlled by leftists and have inculcated their notions into society. …

The old America will be just a memory?

America was unique among the world’s countries because it was founded on the premise of individualism and capitalism, free minds, and free markets. More than any other country, it’s lived up to those ideals.

But these people don’t want just a change of government; they want to overturn the actual things that have made America — America. There’s no other place to go once America goes.

Where can you run? In fact, the whole world is moving in the same direction. …

The president has a lot of power, including the power to make several thousand direct appointees with immense influence. Trump has been very unsuccessful in all his appointments. Most of them turn on him viciously. He might as well have picked random names out of the telephone directory. The Democrats, however, can be counted on to plug in fully vetted idealogues.

If Biden wins, he’ll probably get the Senate and the House, too. The Democrats will get a vast array of programs and departments approved. The changes will be much more radical than either Roosevelt’s New Deal or Johnson’s Great Society. Taxes will skyrocket, along with unlimited money in a world of Modern Monetary Theory. The US will get a makeover. America will cease to exist.

It that happens, western civilization’s star will dim, and perhaps go into decline permanently.

It reminds me of innovative companies. Often they are founded by entrepreneurial or ideas people. After succeeding, the company goes into more of a steady production mode. Then the founders find it a bit boring and leave, or they are pushed out by the administrator types who chisel away for every privilege. The company can manage steady production, but can’t really innovate when the business environment changes. Often the company then dies or is taken over.

America is at the parasitic administrator takeover stage right now, where the founding types are getting eclipsed or pushed out.