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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“Trump-Sanders Fantasy” suggests a move to European politics, European politics can be violent.

Sanders -- who enjoys the most positive favorable rating of any presidential candidate in the field, according to the poll -- tops all three Republicans by wide margins: 57% to 40% against Cruz, 55% to 43% against Trump, and 53% to 45% against Rubio. Sanders fares better than Clinton in each match-up among men, younger voters and independents.

National poll: Clinton, Sanders both top Trump

If Clinton and Trump are on the ballot in November, then either a narrow majority steps on the brakes and the country goes to the seasoned Washington professional, or a narrow majority decides it’s now or never and votes to pin its hopes on a charismatic, possibly mad, New York rebel. It may be terrifying. It will certainly be interesting.

Our centuries old political party system is breaking down. We could almost have a European style democracy. 

If either Trump or Sanders loses the fight for the nomination, or if both go down to defeat, the question in November will be: Do their supporters fall in line? Do a substantial number stay home? Or will they vote for the opposition?

But what few people speak or write about, at least in the main stream media, is armed insurrection. 

Greece has Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn and Communists fighting in the streets. We come close to that now. 

There are U.S. citizens actively embracing armed insurrection and killing. All of them are right wing extremist insurrectionists. We don't have armed left wing insurrectionists, not yet. 

Assault weapons are hard to come by in Greece. And we have this:

The most extreme tea party people are now engaged in gun battles, mostly with police. 

Our violent insurrectionist right isn't fascist as in Europe, and now Russia. 

It’s a very strange form of anti-government violence. It’s somewhat like an individual warlord citizen insurrectionist right. Using a W. Cleon Skouson anti-government version of the Constitution, lone wolf survivalist insurrectionists that believe the federal government has very limited constitutional power and there is no reason to obey federal law. 

Sometimes these lone wolf insurrectionists flock together from across the nation like they did at the Bundy Ranch. 

The Bundy family is actually supported by the Koch Network and some Republican elected officials:
"ALEC and the Koch brothers pulling strings behind the Malheur takeover"
Oregon Takeover Update: The Plot Thickens 
The article below suggests that our politics might mimic European politics.

Another extreme failure of the “To big to fail banks.” is most likely coming. The world wide crash that follows could make armed insurrection a normal thing here.

We had armed insurrection in the United States in 1934:

The textile workers strike was a fast moving guerrilla war between working people, factory owners private armies and state militias, police and U.S. Army units across most of the Eastern United States.  

A few machine guns were used in that strike. But guns were strictly regulated in the twenty and thirties. Most common autoloading firearms used today would be illegal in most states in 1934.  

Modern day firepower, ammunition capacity and numbers of weapons per person in the United States now greatly exceed what was available to the people on all sides in the war on working people of 1934.

U.S. citizens are the most well armed people on earth. If our politics becomes violent as in Greece they will be political firefights with assault rifles.

“The emergence of strong populist insurgencies in both parties has raised the hope that the two constituencies could be joined to create a genuine left-right populist alliance. 

There are compelling arguments for and against this proposition. First, the case for a cross-party populist movement.”

The Trump Sanders Fantasy
Thomas B. Edsall FEB. 24, 2016

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