by Shelt Garner
We’re kind of in a political lull at the moment. These are the last few days of democracy in America. Or, put another way, the United States is an anocracy now and it’s just a few more months before we lurch ever closer to being on the edge of autocracy.
Barring something I can’t predict, Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. A combination of voter suppression and outright, brazen cheating makes this an inevitability. And, honestly, Trump could win outright the way things are going.
When autocracy is very, very popular with about 45% of the electorate, your democracy is on its last legs. And that’s where America stands at the moment. But the key thing we all have to remember is it’s not Trump we have to worry about — it’s his Republican successor.
At the moment, at least, Trump is the Republican primary. Everything about Republican presidential politics revolves around Trump. What he is — or isn’t — going to do going forward. So, logically, what happens is Trump gets the nomination and whomever he names as his veep will ultimately be America’s Putin.
The guy — or woman — will become president after Trump and 20 years from now he or she will still be in office. There will be a Constitutional Convention. ICE will be weaponized and we’re going to wake up to an America that politically is identical to Putin’s Russia at the moment.
Of course, there is the OTHER option, which is civil war. Currently, I think we’re going to just slip peacefully into autocracy for various reasons. The system is designed to accept whatever happens, even if it’s fraudulent. The American center-Left would have to show the type of guts that, to date, it has not shown for there to be any type of secession crisis in the 2024 – 2025 timeframe.
There probably will be a lot of talk about it, but, the end, Trump and his handpicked successor will shepard the United States into a full blown autocracy. That’s when people like me who are loudmouth cranks, who, to date, have had the luxury of living in a Western democracy will suddenly find themselves in hot water with the government.
But, much to the happiness of the MAGA New Right, we will no longer have to deal with the annoyance of the “Woke Agenda” and everyone who wants to can be as racist and misogynistic as they like.
So, this is it. The end of the American experiment. Good luck.