As the Capitol falls, Trump definitively answers “What do you have to lose?”

In September, I wrote an essay called “A Wargame Designer Defines Our Four Possible Civil Wars.” I got a lot of commentary, with some thinking I’d taken a thought exercise too far. That was totally fair until today when

We spend $900 billion a year on defense, and these guys stormed the Capitol in 20 minutes.
Lauren Boebert, our brand new AOC-from-Hell.
I seem to remember us beating these guys once.

“What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

His proposition was simple: Instead of funneling their precious votes toward the Democrats, why not gamble on Trump, a complete outsider? In many ways, it was his pitch to all of America: rural, urban, black, white, straight, gay, everyone.

COVID deaths as of mid-spring. It got worse.
In case you were wondering if this attack was carefully planned, here’s the merch.

Game and puzzle designer, author, and amateur firebrand

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