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Author: StJohn Piano
Published: 2020-11-05
Datafeed Article 191
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Friend:
I don't think trump will win


StJohn Piano:
I do. Or, more accurately, I think his chances of remaining in office are very good.


Friend:
the numbers are the numbers surely


StJohn Piano:
Nope


Friend:
Though I do seriously believe there's been a lot of fraud
On both sides


StJohn Piano:
I know from experience how much leeway there can be in numbers.
And you know from history how much "willpower" counts.


Friend:
True
Oh very very much. I'm doing some reading on the Spanish civil war as another perspective to Memoirs of a British Agent [0]
Cracking book by the way


StJohn Piano:
numbers may be numbers, but if you are quite sure that your opponents will come after you to kill / destroy you if they win, there is zero incentive to play by the rules. [1]


Friend:
Very true, I guarantee he's probably assessed that he will be going to jail if he loses


StJohn Piano:
yes
new rules, now.
Trump is physically in the White House. [2]
Any successful opponent would have to physically go in to remove him.


Friend:
you think his supporters have the guts for that kind of fight ?


StJohn Piano:
looks like it.
he has what are effectively his own troops in DC. The ones who cleared Lafayette Park for him, and defended the White House in the summer.
a lot of them have come to understand this year that there is no going back. Their opponents will come after them. [3]


Friend:
It'd be the terror all over again.


StJohn Piano:
yes


Friend:
It's really best to stay away from the terrors


StJohn Piano:
oh yes. super no bueno.


Friend:
Super Mal in fact











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[0]
Memoirs of a British Agent, by R H Bruce Lockhart, published 1932. An account of the author's experience as a British diplomat in Moscow before, during, and after the Russian Revolution in 1917. Highly recommended, and quite relevant in these troubled times.

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[1]
You think his opponents would allow Trump to leave office peacefully, without coming after him to send him to jail, where he gets Epsteined? Really?

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[2]
Even if he were to leave it briefly, his supporters, staff, infrastructure etc is all still in place there.

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[3]
Partially because the opponents are themselves terrified of being removed by their own ambitious lieutenants, so they have to keep moving forward, finding targets for their supporters.

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