Typically, oligarchies flip in one of two directions within a generation: either back to democracy, or into a full-blown fascist police state
This is not a fight over something like the minimum wage. This is a battle for the survival of the American republic and in a larger sense, it’s about the survival of democracy across the world.
In the minds of the authoritarian base of the GOP, there are only two kinds of people: those who bully, and those who get bullied. Republicans in Congress have decided which side they’re on. Or at least which side they’re cowed by.
Control of our schools is essential to the GOP undoing the “wokeness“ of the Millennial Generation and returning the US to a “1950s Beaver Cleaver” kind of racial order
The stakes are higher than they’ve been since the 1860s and the 1930s; this may be our last chance to rescue democracy in this country from oligarchy.
For America to survive as a democratic republic, we must restore the legal guardrails that keep psychopaths from the political process. And we must hold the known psychopaths accountable.
There’s apparently no depth to which they won’t go. Liz Cheney is wrong. The GOP is now so deeply embedded with the international criminal class that it’s not worth saving.
Authoritarian Trump followers within the GOP are actively promoting death and disease among Americans to win elections. The brutality and cynicism are breathtaking.
The Republican Party has gone from being a threat to the lives, health and wealth of working people to being a full-on threat to democracy and our republic itself.
The roots and brutality of the hard-right, Trumpism, Reaganism, grew in the soil of libertarianism and Ayn Rand’s writings