“Someday, this will be over — only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare,” Kevin said to his older brother, Randy.
“If you believe that, Kevin,” Randy said, “you are, at best, naive, and at worst, ignorant.”
“I really believe he’ll lose in November and that normalcy in our country will be restored,” Kevin said.
“You’re assuming that there will be an election in November,” Randy said.
“Of course there will be an election,” Kevin countered. “It’s required by the Constitution.”
“Do you think Trump gives two shits about the Constitution?” Randy said. “And who would stop him from canceling the election? Not his Republican sycophants, that’s for sure. The only way there will be an election is if he knows he’ll win. And if he somehow loses, he’ll say it was rigged and declare it null and void.”
“You’re such a drama queen, Randy,” Kevin said. “Our democratic institutions won’t allow that to happen.”
“You’re a fool to believe that, Kevin,” Randy said. “He’s a dictator who controls the executive branch, the courts, and the Senate. No one is going to stop him. Between him, his sons, and Ivanka, this nightmare will not be over any time soon. And as Trump’s ass-kissing attorney general Bill Barr said, ‘History is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who is writing the history.’ I’m afraid this nightmare ain’t gonna simply fade away, brother.”
Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday, where the first line is, “Someday, this will be over — only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare.” Image credit: Simanion.com.