USA Politics: A president unbound takes charge of the U.S.A. – commentary

   — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

It is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, presidential election day. Donald J. Trump has long predicted that he will win re-election by the biggest landslide ever. But precinct samples late in the day show that he is, instead, headed for a historic defeat.

Trump invokes executive power, cancels the election and installs himself in office for a second term. He uses as his authority his February impeachment acquittal of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He especially cites his impeachment defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz: “Every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that ends in impeachment.”           

There is massive national protest over the coup. But Republicans, 80 percent of whom have been supporting Trump, are ecstatic. Evangelicals see it as the exercise of divine right. Democrats, who control the House, quickly impeach Trump again but the Republican-dominated Senate again acquits him, saying what he did was wrong but not impeachable. Incensed by the House’s second impeachment, Trump dissolves the chamber, and, for good measure, bans the Democratic Party, removing the thorny question of whether it is actually the “Democrat” party. He suspends the Senate, as well, over Mitch McConnell’s loud protestations, along with even the usually acquiescent Supreme Court. He keeps the fawning Cabinet in place. He suspends the Constitution.

As opposition grows, Trump declares a national emergency and deploys the National Guard to the streets to quell what is now a full-blown revolt. As the situation grows critical, heavily armed private white supremacist militias mobilize in defense of Trump, who is now claiming that he has thwarted a possible takeover of the republic by anti-American “socialists.” Military leaders who refuse orders are removed from command. Political leaders protesting the government’s descent into a monarchy are jailed.

After fierce resistance in many parts of the country, especially Democratic strongholds such as California and New York, Trump imposes martial law. He then proceeds to tackle unfinished business. Christianaity is proclaimed the official religion. All regulations are revoked. Civil rights, abortions, gun control laws, Obamacare and oil drilling restraints are eliminated. With newly promoted Removal Czar Stephen Miller in charge, all Latinos are rounded up and deported to Mexico and Latin America. Mexico protests but Trump dispatches the military to topple the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Canada cuts ties with Washington. Trump, known for his love of television, most likely saw the movie “Canadian Bacon.” He launches an intense propaganda campaign against the Canadians prior to an invasion which removes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government from office.

Muslim Americans are next on the list for summary deportation, followed by African Americans, whose status is once again declared to be three-fifths of a person. The indigenous people are herded back onto reservations, there to die from the cold and starvation, as happened to most of their ancestors. Discussions are ongoing as to the fate of Jews because of the affection which Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have for Israel and indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump must have also seen the television serial “The Man in the High Castle.” He proceeds to invade and conquer developing nations seen as troublesome, especially Iran and Venezuela, installing puppet regimes. In some cases, whole populations are wiped out to make way for white seeding. The Middle East especially feels the brunt of this policy, most of the nations virtually exterminated, ridding Trump of the thorny question of Islamic militancy and opposition to his Palestinian “peace plan” – which, anyhow, is now moot.

European nations are appalled but are impotent to do anything. In short order, they succumb to domestic white supremacy forces that have been waiting for just this moment when a kindred soul has finally seized absolute power in the world’s most powerful country. These groups are committed, like the regime in Washington, to ethnic cleansing that will leave Europe, like the new America, white ethno-states. They orchestrate a series of coups which topple the governments. Potential resistance from leaders such as Italy’s rising leftwing star Elly Schlein, twice a Barack Obama campaign worker, are summarily jailed or assassinated.

In his second term, Trump accomplishes all he could not in his first term. Hs remakes the world in the image of himself and the white racists who form the backbone of his support domestically and internationally. But then tragedy strikes. The president, known for his affection for fast food, suffers a massive heart attack and dies during a rally of his base. The Resistance are happy, believing that the regime will not survive without him. But what they do not know is that Trump, starting early in his first term, launched a secret project to create an exact replica of himself and transplant his brain into the android when the time comes.

That time is now and just as his death is announced, the nation is informed by tweets that Trump 2.0 is now in charge. His first words: “It is in the public interest…”

Mohamed Hamaludin is a Guyana-born journalist who  worked for several years at The Chronicle in the 1970s and on publications in the Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands before emigrating to the United States in 1984 where he worked at The Miami Times, the Miami Herald and the South Florida Times.  Though now retired, he writes a commentary every week or two for The South Florida Times (sfltimes.com) in which the above column first appeared. He may be reached at hamal1942@gmail.com.

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  • Clyde Duncan  On February 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    CAPTIVATING, PROFOUND PROPHESIES FROM MOHAMED HAMALUDIN.!

    But what they do not know is that Trump, starting early in his first term, launched a secret project to create an exact replica of himself and transplant his brain into the android when the time comes.

    That time is now and just as his death is announced, the nation is informed by tweets that Trump 2.0 is now in charge. His first words:

    “It is in the public interest…”

    **Hamaludin: I know it is You, because you did NOT write: “exact-same replica”

  • wally n  On February 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    You have a whole lot of crow to swallow………this is the most stupid thing ever
    “But precinct samples late in the day show that he is, instead, headed for a historic defeat.”
    Advice Alert……start fasting!

  • Trevor  On February 9, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    American immigrants get acid thrown on their faces for being Hispanic?

    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2020/02/10/the-new-emerging-face-of-america-the-real-one-perhaps/

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