by Shelt Garner
It definitely seems as though the United States is collapsing before our very eyes. I just don’t see how we make it past 2025 without some massive changes, be it a civil war or a final lurch into autocracy.
There are pings that point to this catastrophe all over the place. When you talk to your Traditionalist relatives and they embrace the idea that all Republicans have is the culture wars and, oh boy, do you have a problem on your hands.
One interesting thing is how Dave Chappelle of all people has a lot of respect within the MAGA New Right. They have no idea about who Chappelle is other than Joe Rogan loves him. That’s it. That and how Chappelle has been “cancelled” by the “woke mob” for his reluctance to follow the establish media narrative on the transgender issue.
I get where this is coming from, but it’s also unnerving. It’s unnerving because it seems as though there’s a chance that because of this same dynamic that The Slap is going to be adopted by the MAGA New Right as vessel for them to pour all of their hate and racism into.
They will be completely oblivious to the broader implications or complexities of what happened. It will simply become a shorthand for the grunt that is their political worldview.
I continue to look around the United States and see a lot of signs that we’re in Weimar America. The months between now and January 2023 when the Republicans gain control of Congress again may be looked back upon as the final twilight of the America we’ve known for centuries.
Beginning in January 2023, we either lurch toward autocracy, or things begin to move towards a civil war. Despite everything, Trump is still probably going to win in 2024 and then we sit around and wait for his handpicked successor to become America’s first autocrat.
If we do slip peacefully into autocracy, there is likely to be a huge American Diaspora as thousands and thousands of wealthy liberals of all stripes simply leave the country until the rules are changed by the autocrat so they can’t anymore.
Things will get worse and worse until politically the United States will be identical to Russia. Or, as I mentioned, we have a civil war and bomb oursleves into the Stone Age using WMD.
I wish I had a simple solution to this problem. Sadly, I don’t.