Q: Isn’t it a troubling sign that a thrice indicted former president is still popular amongst roughly half the U.S. population? How serious could the fallout be?
A: Serious. Because what it means is that confidence in the justice system specifically and the government in general is zilch.
Once government has lost legitimacy, bad things are bound to happen.
Something I stumbled across in the archives of this blog from 2013:
“We should expect many years of political turmoil, peaking in the 2020s. And because complex societies are much more fragile than we assume, there is a chance of a catastrophic failure of some kind, with a default on U.S. government bonds being among the less frightening possibilities.”