by Shelt Garner
I’ve read the book “How Democracy’s Die,” it seems as though the authors think one of the ways for a democracy to survive once it reaches a historic death spiral is for the pro-democratic forces to make a point of staying within norms.
For the United States, at least, doing this would be a very dumb idea.
The entire Republican Party wants to destroy American democracy and establish permanent white, autocratic Christian minority rule. Currently, Democrats follow democratic norms and the Republicans don’t. We’re beyond the event horizon for this happening in the United States, so I think we should just say fuck it and fight fire with fire.
We have the choice of autocracy or civil war before us and I’d rather go down fighting. Now, obviously, I can’t predict the future. So, the case could be made that if you “went down fighting” against the autocratic Republicans that you would be making a civil war inevitable when it might, not, in fact happen.
I don’t know, America just feels like it has an undead democracy already. I would just rather show some guts on a political level than just let Republicans walk all over pro-democratic forces.