Whatever happens, we have got
The Maxim gun, and they have not.
— Hilaire Belloc, from “The Modern Traveller”
A reader named Ron Hartman left a comment on H. Numan’s essay in which he said, in part, “…we all can still save our country but we must stand up against our politicians and vote them out of power while we still can.”
I’m probably not the only person who thinks we have no chance whatsoever of voting the oligarchs out of power. As I wrote last May, the shenanigans of last November 3 — or, strictly speaking, in the early hours of last November 4 — should have convinced even the most hardened skeptic that our elections are now completely rigged. I expect them to remain that way in perpetuity, or at least until its internal rot causes the entire system to collapse.
When Virginians go to the polls next month, I expect Terry McAuliffe to squeak by and become our next governor. I’m certain that the Democrat-controlled machines in Loudoun and Fairfax counties and the cities of Arlington and Alexandria can scare up enough votes to put him over the top, especially considering how many illegal aliens are resident up there.
And when the midterms roll around next year, you can bet that there will be enough upsets in key races to allow the Democrats to retain control of the Senate (and probably increase their numbers to give them an actual majority). And even if the Republicans manage to take back the House, I expect certain important conservatives to unexpectedly lose, so that the RINOs — of which there are plenty — make sure that Democratic Socialism isn’t significantly impeded.
And in the presidential election of 2024, even if the Republican candidate is Donald Trump, it won’t matter who runs against him. At this point the Democrats can elect a ham sandwich.
If not enough voters can be raised from the dead, and the illegal immigrants don’t turn out in sufficient numbers, and not enough boxes of identical mail-in ballots can be discovered in closets… Well, there’s always the Dominion voting machines.
In the middle of the night in certain key states the count for the Democrat candidate will suddenly and mysteriously increase. And there will be lots of votes cast by fractional people, just as there were last year. We can expect to see a graph of the tally the following morning that looks a lot like the one from last winter’s senatorial runoff in Georgia:
We’ll need to update Hilaire Belloc’s ditty for the occasion:
Whatever happens, they have got
Dominion machines, and we have not.