Doug's Darkworld

War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.


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Yes, there’s been a lot of concern about the upcoming election, and Trump isn’t helping by refusing to say he would go along with a peaceful transfer of power. Hell, Trump and company have done all sorts of things to cast doubt upon the electoral process. I can’t speak to the motives of those around him, but I think it’s safe to say Trump isn’t engaged in some sort of plot to steal the election. That’s because in Trump’s world, he’s going to win the election, just like he won the last election. In Trump’s world, he’s not lying, he believes what comes out of his mouth. He’s the greatest president ever, his adoring crowds prove that, so if on election night the media and such claim he lost, fake news. He’s like the kid everyone knew in grade school who would tell outrageous stories to get attention. And if impossibilities or contradictions were pointed out, they just add another layer of nonsense without skipping a beat.

So here’s my prediction. No matter what happens on election night, Trump is going to declare victory. Because in his world, that’s the only possibility, any other outcome has to be the result of fraud. Most functioning adults know the difference between truth and a lie. People’s propensity to lie varies, but there’s certainly plenty of people who lie wherever it’s in their interest to do so. There’s people that habitually lie even about stuff they have no reason to lie about, I’m sure most readers have been mystified by one of those passing through their life. And at the end of the scale are people who lie to themselves. I know it’s hard to get one’s head around, but psychologists have shown there are indeed people who lie to themselves.

So there’s no question what Trump’s going to do on election night, he’s going to declare victory. Because in his head, he will indeed have won the election. Gotta remember, this is one of the main reasons he is so fervently believed by his core, it’s because Trump believes in himself. It’s not an act, he really is the greatest president ever. That’s why I’ve compared him to Roman Emperor Commodus before, imaged above. And as in the bust, Commodus actually believed he was Hercules reborn. And plenty around him were happy to feed his delusions since they benefited from his rule. Granted in the end his wife and the pool boy strangled him in his bath … but I digress.

Knowing what Trump’s going to do on election night, the question is, what will everyone else do when he declares victory? Especially those he is sharing power with. I guess it depends on just what the election is looking like. If it’s an absolute Biden blowout, well, the people around him will likely read the writing on the wall and cooperate with a peaceful transfer of power. And despite Trump’s screaming tweets of outrage and fraud, he’ll be escorted out of the White House when the time comes. I just don’t think McConnel and such are foolish enough to think they can simply ignore the election results. While Trump’s supporters would be happy to see him made in Caesar, pretty sure the captains of industry and finance, not to mention the military, aren’t going to be on board with basically tossing the facade of democracy and constitutional government aside. Way too many people make way too much money working under the current scheme.

I’m not really expecting a Biden blowout, but the next 39 days could hold a lot of surprises. Anything could happen if 2020 to date is any indication. The debates are next Tuesday, that’s gonna be fun. How to Debate Someone Who Lies, Truth sandwiches, ridicule and other tactics for Joe Biden when he faces President Trump. I will report on them. It’s what I do. Aside from long weird rants like those above. Which are going to be more common as the election approaches.

More common because of the times. And I’m getting old and unlike the child in the White House, I don’t really care what people think of me. And well, I have a disease that starts with “C.” It’s not Covid-19 though! Woohoo! My plan to achieve immortality through not dying isn’t looking good, so I need to redouble my efforts to achieve immortality through my writing. And if I don’t make it to the election, I expect my loyal readers to each arm wrestle at least one Trump supporter into voting for Biden. Those three or four votes might make the difference.

Stay safe everyone, have a great weekend. As always, comments, shares, likes appreciated. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #InsanusTempora

Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

(Image: Bust of Commodus, excavated in Rome in 1874 in the Horti Lamiani. Credit: Found on Wikipedia, released into the public domain by the photographer.)


Written by unitedcats

September 25, 2020 at 6:58 pm

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  1. I really enjoy your writing Doug and I look forward every morning to reading a new one. My wife just passed away from cancer 10 days ago and I’m on my own at 63 and so perhaps I can sympathize with what you are going through. I wish you much more time to write. Take Care, Doug Macary

    Douglas A Macary

    September 26, 2020 at 11:56 am

  2. Reblogged this on World wide news.

    Sabastian Omondi

    September 30, 2020 at 11:12 am

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