by Shelt Garner
One of the many things that Blue Check liberals on Twitter are oblivious about is how popular fascism is in the United States. I would estimate that about 48% of the American population wants fascism. There’s a spectrum to that support, of course. Some people don’t really know what it is that they want, but they are white and Christian and they think the “woke cancel culture mob” is trying to force everyone to be gay.
So, they vote Republican like their life depended on it.
And, while I’m well aware that all this sounds hysterical to Republicans who note people like me have been calling Republicans “fascists” since at least Barry Goldwater, it’s not people like me who are so sure that the United States “isn’t a democracy, it’s a constitutional republic.”
Now, America’s shift into autocratic fascism is complicated by a number of things. One is, the whole thing is the result of pretty prosaic macro trends that are difficult for the average person who isn’t a political junky to get a clear grasp on or to even care about. Also, there is the issue of race, which will effect how close to Nazi Germany we get. And, lastly, the United States is so big and diverse that it’s a least possible that when the transition to fascism is at its weakest — probably around late 2024, early 2025 — that we will have a civil war when Blue States serve divorce papers on Red States.
But for that to happen, a lot of things would have to go wrong for MAGA New Right fascists. One, Trump would have to run again and be such an idiot that he says “the quiet part out loud” the point that Blue States decide they have no choice but to leave the Union. And, at the same time, some sort of Blue leadership would have to suddenly pop out of the woodwork. All I can think of at the moment is Liz Cheney, but she’ not even a Blue.
So, it definitely seems as though the United States will become an autocratic, fascist state the moment a Republican is POTUS again. Nothing will change at first, then, gradually a panoply of extremely unpopular Republican policies will be inacted…and the general public will suddenly realize that voting is moot, meaningless.
But at least we won’t have the woke cancel culture mob to worry about? Is that something we’re supposed to be happy about when I’m in an ICE camp twiddling my thumbs while I wait to get shot in the head for calling President DeSantis a cocksucker?