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Take Turns! Don’t Fight! The Advice America Needs Right Now

Trump is not taking turns. What do you think happens next?

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If you don’t have peaceful transfers of power, you get violent ones. Parliament during Sri Lanka’s 2018 coup attempt.

Democracy is taking turns for adults

Journalist Max Fisher said “I once asked a political scientist whether there was a litmus test for democracy, and they said yes: the power of elections to remove incumbents. If that’s gone, it’s not a democracy. It’s just not.”

The swindle and the damage done

Republicans know they lost the election. They just don’t give a fuck. They want to win power more than elections. This is what’s so dangerous. Once you violate this norm, then what do you need elections for?

American government is crippled now

People do not understand this but Joe Biden’s incoming administration is already crippled. In Sri Lanka we beat the coup, but the government that returned was effectively dead. Then we were dead for reals. Without a functioning government, terrorists hit hotels and churches on Easter Sunday 2019, killing 269 of us. Again, without leadership racist mobs hit innocent Muslims in reprisals. I’ve been there and you don’t understand. Your incoming government is already crippled.

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