I was almost hoping the soft coup would work, and the electoral college would pull off anointing Hillary as POTUS.
Strauss-Howe generational theory, as I understand it, gives a fairly short window of opportunity to succeed in instituting a sea change in governance, from the time the "hero generation" comes of age until the time they start settling into the system as it is and have children. the Civil War in the United States in the 1860s was so bloody, according to the theory, because the crisis occurred too early and the wrong generation was called upon to fight.
whereas, we may miss it by being too late, because too many people are likely to give Trump a chance, considering him an "outsider" rather than the entrenched crony capitalist that he has been for decades. if he gets 8 years in office, it'll be 2024 before the Homeland generation (in my previous diatribes on this subject I think I mistakenly said the Millennials) will have to make the decision to cast off the chains. that will be just about right, as the US entered WWII in 1944, 80 years before. I hope it all works out for the best. odds are I won't be around to see it anyway.
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