by Shelt Garner
I don’t think people are giving enough thought to how the United States is now an anocracy — between democracy and autocracy. Starting in 2023, when Republicans control Congress again, things are going to grow lit very quickly. Huge swaths of the government are going to be doing one thing and one thing only — being at some point in the process of impeaching both Biden and Harris.
There could even be multiple impeachments as Republicans try to make being impeached both a huge deal (for Biden and Harris) and no big deal (for Trump.) Republicans have no shame and wallow in hypocrisy at every turn, so the whole thing is going to be dangerous and idiotic at the same time.
But it’s the 2024 election that we really have to worry about. In all honesty, it doesn’t matter who the Republican nominee is. The entire edifice of the Republican Party is now bought in to the benefits of autocracy, of establishing a white Christian ethno state in the United States.
Now, given how fucked up everything is, Trump — or whomever — could very well win the 2024 election outright without any cheating. But it’s their nature to cheat, so they will, get caught and then nothing will happen since Republicans are above the law.
But the entire administration of the 2024 election from the local, to state to Federal level will be criminally corrupt. It could be that 2020 is looked backed upon as the last free and fair election in American history. We will know we’re in trouble the moment local election boards begin to certify their votes and all hell breaks loose. If that doesn’t work, then Republican controlled state legislatures will fuck around with things to make sure the Republican wins.
And if THAT doesn’t work they will figure out some way to throw the election into the House and Senate. The whole thing will be a catastrophe and a clusterfuck of historic proportions.
The only issue is if we slip peacefully into autocracy or if the whole thing collapses and we have a civil war. Even if somehow we somehow manage to avoid autocracy or civil war in 2024, we’ll just punt the existential problems we have down the road four more years and it’ll be 2028 when we have our existential choice.
The point is –we’re fucking doomed. This is it, the end. Call it the Great Reset or the Fourth Turning, it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. America is way too unstable at the moment for us to simply continue to drift through history like we have over the last few generations.