Impeachment is on the horizon, neither as near as some would like or as far as others hope but it’s coming. There are a multitude of financial crimes to choose from among others and Mueller is steadily documenting them all. The road will be rough, I predict rather than go gently into the night, Trump will fire Mueller and the nation will be torn asunder. There may be pardons followed by prosecutions by states like New York, already prepared for such an event. Congress will test the prevailing winds before eventually concluding what honor demands. But Impeachment will come, and Trump will go, what then?
There will be that percentage of the Trump base that will never accept any findings against Trump. They latched onto him in part due to their anger about what America had not done for them, seeing him literally as the Great White Hope that would restore their steel mills, bring back their factories, reopen the coal mines, enact bans and build walls. They hardly noticed when his only moves were to make the rich richer, make health care more expensive, and earn the $30 million the NRA purchased his loyalty for. He talked of many things regarding guns, promising much to all, but ultimately did the NRA’s bidding like a loyal puppy should.
Many of the same people that support Trump no matter his crimes, are the same ones that own assault weapons, buy additional guns after each mass shooting in fear someone will ban them and they won’t have enough. They run to Walmart to but ten more cases of bullets every time there’s a rumor of a shortage. The NRA has been stoking their fears, preparing them for the day the Second Amendment will be repealed, the government will take away their guns, and more subtly, when black and brown people revolt against them to take what’s theirs. They know an AR-15 isn’t required for hunting, they imagine themselves fending off legions of modern day Nat Turner’s, coming for what’s theirs.
When the day comes that Trump is removed, they will be angrier than before, and still have all those guns. Fox News, Breitbart, InfoWars, and others will tell them that the verdict was false. Your leader has been taken from you. The “Deep State” has taken control. They will enrage them into a frenzy, telling them to demand Trump’s return. Trump all the while tweeting injustice and indignation until all his appeals have run out and they take him and his phone away.
They will look for an outlet for their rage and eventually black and brown people… they will blame you. Some came to the Trump movement already skinheads, Klansmen, Neo-Nazi’s and White Nationalists. They won’t take much convincing that people of color are the root of all evil. Their regular targets of Hillary and Obama will be blamed as well, but they are heavily protected by Secret Service and hard to get to. They will see the celebrations and the “Good Riddance Parties” with black people dancing about the removal of Trump who proved they did have something to lose under his stewardship of the nation. Fox will depict them as “un-American” because they despised this con man, and some will agree, while angry, and stockpiling guns.
The racial violence will not begin with the revolt they always imagined, but with angry white people imagining they are defending their liberty, angry about changing demographics eroding their power, angry about Affirmative Action which they believe stole their rights and their jobs, angry about political correctness, illegal immigration, the label of hate crimes, restraint on free speech, and the prospect of gun laws. The violence will present itself in random attacks at black churches, mosques, nightclubs, and streets in minority neighborhoods. These will not be martyr’s using suicide bombs but cowards looking to escape into the night and brag to their friends.
When the violence comes, the nation will be tested in its response. Will it look the other way as it did for decades with the KKK, or will they wait until the inevitable retaliation? America, what are you going to do? What are you going to do?