One of the things that must happen after a coup is that the new leaders must eliminate anyone who can challenge their authority. That includes members of the previous administration as well as any “up and coming” challengers. It is a sure sign of a dictatorship when there are mass arrests and disappearances. The Soviets even had a word for it- “vzyali” meaning “they have taken,” and there was no pronoun or noun needed to indicate who “they” were- “they” were unspeakable. It was never “arrestovani” or arrested. Vzyali was a word that struck fear in the hearts of Soviet citizens.
So that is what needs to be watched for– if Trump and his staff disappear. If the lists being made suddenly result in vzyali- this blog will immediately be shut down. The time for talk will be over. I know that I am not a big enough fish to make a national list, but the time to disappear myself before some local apparatchik gets around to it will have arrived.
Do I think this is likely? No. However, TEOTWAWKI isn’t likely, but we still prepare for it.
However, there are people whose disappearance should serve as a warning that it is coming.
The arrest of Trump and/or his staff. The disappearances of prominent media personalities like Ron DeSantis or Sean Hannity. Locally, I have a list of major Trump donors that live near me that I obtained from the FEC database.
There are three business owners in my area that donated a combined $140,000 to the Republican party and the Trump campaign within the last year.
If they disappear- have they gone John Galt, or were they vzyali?