Trump began the process of organizing the insurgency, Part 2. In a public statement, he booed violence in America if he is indicted. Insurrection No. 1 was about inciting violence if he lost the election. He knew he was going to lose, so he declared rampant fraud to save face with him based on him. He knows that he will be indicted, so he is shouting “Witch Hunt” and predicts a violent insurrection no. 2 hoping to intimidate the Justice Department from arresting him. His patterns are becoming more obvious, predictable and ultimately inflicting deadly political and legal wounds.

Trump threatens “big problems” for the United States if he is named in the stolen documents scandal (Independent, September 15, 2022).

His angry rally performances model the kind of violence he wants his supporters to use to protect him from being indicted. Now he is a cliched retort of himself, constantly shouting “witch hunt”, “I won”, “the elections were rigged” and “fake news”. He is spreading the same kind of rhetoric with which he incited the January 6 uprising for which he is being investigated. His hateful, power-hungry character is fueling the Justice Department evidence for multiple crimes. Cult leaders and autocrats always go too far and bring about their own demise.

Attorney General Merrick Garland keeps repeating “no one is above the law” and suggests that charges could be brought against a former president. He looks at all the possibilities Garland has to choose from:
  • Electoral interference in Georgia
  • Incitement to insurrection
  • Cases of tax and corporate fraud in New York
  • False election fraud in several states
  • Confidential documents stolen from the government and transferred to Mara-A-Lago

By labeling witch-hunt investigations and declaring himself a victim, he incites his base to become violent in order to protect him. He recently warned that if he is indicted, “we will have problems like we have never seen them before.” He imagines what the reaction would be if another president or former president encouraged violence against the government because he took an action that the president didn’t like. Part of the damage to the country that has occurred as a result of continuing violations of Trump’s laws and regulations is the fault of former Attorney General William Barr and the opportunist and silent non-MAGA Republicans.

The false patriots, Donald Trump’s rioters, turned violent against Capitol law enforcement, members of Congress and democracy on January 6, 2020. They did so because Trump told them to fight to save the country by reversing the results of his electoral re-loss. This aggressive, frightening and faux patriotic message sparked the violence that resulted in 5 deaths and the injuries of over 140 police offers. After the uprising, Trump and his followers mocked the wounded DC and Capitol police officers who fought and managed to protect the peaceful transfer of power. The Trump Republican Party is no longer the party of law enforcement. Unless it involves excessive use of force by black men or defending Trump when breaking laws, the GOP is not interested in law enforcement, especially defending democracy on its violent autocratic agenda.

Trump is not smart. This is becoming more evident when the desperate ousted president is echoing a January 6-style dog whistle to his supporters to get violent if he is indicted. The rhetoric is in line with the violent urges he expressed during his “stop the steal” rally on January 6. Trump knows he is seen as a god-like cult leader by his followers, so he uses brainwashing tactics to get them to realize his violent and vengeful impulses of him. The same strategy was used by the killer Charles Manson, who did not personally stab Sharon Tate, her friends of hers and those of La Bianca, but directed her cult followers to carry out the murders. He was found guilty and spent the rest of his life in prison.

Inciting and directing violence leading to murder is a serious and punishable offense.

Trump supporters are constitutionally welcome to demonstrate whether Trump is being induced peacefully. However, if they are going to get violent, they should ask themselves whether being arrested and serving prison along with the January 6 insurgents is an outcome they can handle.

Published by rebeccasperber