It happens quick.
How accurate has this thread become. We've fallen so far so quickly.
I was at an academic conference in October 2015 talking about relations between US and Canada under a Clinton presidency.
Afterward, I was talking to one of the speakers, a highly regarded academic, author and policy advisor, who later became one of my good friends, and told him that although I thought Clinton is statistically likely to win, that Trump is more likely than they think because of Russia and then I went into detail about spycraft, active measures, etc., and he told me I read too many spy novels.
After it happened he got in touch and we talked about the ramifications and I told him that if the US didn't impeach Trump and everybody involved with Russia, then the US is over.
I wrote a few papers about it and the decline of the American empire that nobody would publish because they were either 'too naive' or 'too alarmist.'
When it happens, it happens fast.
I find it very hard to see anything other than violence and chaos after November 3, if not outright civil war.
A lot of people shit on the US, but for 70 years, it was basically the only reason there was not a total, global war. They were the most benevolent global superpower or hegemon imaginable for a long time, despite their aggressions and missteps.
Without the US being a sane, rational and benevolent power, the world is headed for chaos.
I take no pleasure in that. It makes me anxious for my future, because we will be involved in any shitshow in the US eventually and it will dramatically fuck my life too.
For real: if I am right and any of you need to come to Canada, I will do everything I can to help.
And if I am wrong, I will happily look back on this post as the ramblings of somebody who reads too many spy novels.