There Will be Violence

Nadin Brzezinski
7 min readNov 2, 2020
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Update: President Trump posted this last night over at his Twitter account. This is textbook stochastic terrorism. With the other Tweets that he has posted, we have a recipe for the Proud Boys and other sundries of far-right groups to take action.

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The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!

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5:02 PM · Nov 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

We are on the cusp of the most consequential election in the modern history of the country. At this point, this is not even in doubt. We are also dealing with a president who has delegitimized the process along the way. Why? Let’s be clear about this. President Donald Trump and his party do not believe in self-rule and democratic norms. We are to the point that Donald Trump intends to declare victory even when short of 270 electoral points. This is unprecedented but not unexpected. The last thing an authoritarian want is to surrender power. Joe Biden has already declared that Trump will not steal this election.

We already have seen some violence, and I do not mean people getting in their trucks, festooned with flags, and driving up and down the highway. If people want to form caravans and go YAY TEAM! Go for it. We saw plenty of that during the summer for Black Lives Matter and George Floyd. So it would be hypocritical to call Trump fans on this act. It is mostly men doing this.

Hey, they are socially distanced, and in the age of COVID, that is a win! The problem is when we cross into violence. One group in Texas tried to drive a Biden-Harris bus off the road, and they damaged one vehicle. That is assault, attempted murder, and it is now under investigation by the FBI. (IF trump should win, expect that to go away quietly.)

We also have threats of intimidation at the polls this year. Let’s be clear that is a felony. I expect those…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB