Kleptocracy, what does it look like, what would we do if we had one 100%? It’s not hard to imagine, just look at Putin’s Russia. Putin, after the fall of the Soviet Empire and doing away with the brief experiment of Yeltsin’s democracy had a great plan. He would restore the Russian Orthodox Church as a state religion and use it to pacify the people against the government and enrage them in culture wars. He would restore or showboat through propaganda the restoration of the military and national pride. He would become an iconic cult of personality, shirtless on a horse, or diving in a submarine. He would reconstruct education to reflect political views, and remind everyone of a previous time when Russia (the Soviet Union) was “great” powerful and feared. Most importantly he would privatize all of the states industries by allowing his top lieutenants (oligarchs) to acquire the businesses at a great discount and run them however they wanted as long as they supported him no matter what. Opposition was not only politically crushed by state media, many of them were being put in prison or murdered.
Finally, when there wasn’t another state company to sell, there wasn’t another dollar to be squeezed out of his own people… He started a war (Chechnya) , then another (Georgia), and another (Chechnya 2), he annexed sovereign territory of a former Republic (Crimea) on the right, and on the left he held the winter Olympics showing how wonderful Russia is. Then he invaded the largest country in Europe besides Russia and now he is stuck there and hundred’s of thousands are being slaughtered. His Army does not work because his nation is run by thieves and soldiers cannot fight with falsified readiness reports.
So what if Trump won?
Does anyone doubt he would try to make Evangelical Christianity a state Religion beholden to him to pacify the people against the nation and further enrage them in culture wars? Don’t you think he would offer anyone who would give him fealty the best pentagon contracts while claiming to restore the military? He has already said he would imprison his political opposition. I’m sure this time around he could arrange that military parade he always wanted, right wing states are already changing the education system to political viewpoints, or would that just be something he privatized and sold to his buddies? Oh and he already has said he’ll start a war with Mexico.
We couldn’t pacify Iraq or Afghanistan totaling about 80mil people. Does he really think he can invade Mexico (126 mil)? Mexico is already run partially by the ultimate guerilla fighters, the cartels, which even Mexico can’t control.
So, if you want to know where the next Trump Presidency will take us, look at Russia today. You like?