A tidbit I wrote on a small bacwater forum, then realised it makes sense and why not put it here, copy/paste is cheap these days anyway.
I’m inclined to go with Jim: “There is a little bit of me that says, let’s do it, let’s see how crazy shit can get!” Trump is not a presidential candidate nor a person. He is a symptom of a diseased system that has entered a new phase of swallowing its own tail. If he loses, there will be another after him because the causes that created The Trump did not stop existing. It will be the same as with Bernie Sanders: instead of learning from their mistakes and understanding Sanders’ popularity as a consequence of their failures, looking at them and trying to repair them, the Democrats took Sanders’ defeat as a proof that they were right all along and will continue on their old track.
Until a new Sanders and Trump come in and get even more support. The only issue will be which one of them will be victorious. But either way, the system ends there and then.
And no, I’m not inclined to believe that Trump is going to start a WWIII. He is Putin’s buddy, they will drink vodka and sing together and Putin is going to bring in some nice Russian ladies to the party and make Donny feel good. Yeah, CIA will collapse because Vlad will get all the confidential data he needs and American operations all over the world will collapse or fall into Russian hands, but somehow I don’t see that as a necessarily bad thing. As for USA, it may turn into a hellhole, but what many don’t realise is that USA is already a hellhole for many of its citizens. What I find funny is that many humanitarian organizations feel the need to go to Africa to help hungry black people, while they don’t realise that, if they want to help solve Third World problems, they can also start with their own suburbs.
But yeah, I don’t think Trump is going to win. This time or in this body anyway.