by Shelt Garner
I’ve been reading a book about the rise of Hitler and the Nazis and it’s surreal how much the MAGA New Right is beginning to stress a number of the same concepts as they did.
The Corporate State
As I understand it, this is idea that the State should work and guide private industry for the goals of the nation. The current rise in anger towards “woke corporations” is definitely a move towards an American autocrat telling private industry what it can, and can’t, do. From my discussions with my far more conservative relatives, this definitely seems like something they’re looking forward to. This plays into their personal fear that because of the “woke mob” that their lives will be ruined because they’re conservative.
This was a key element of Nazism. This is the idea that by deferring absolutely to the autocrat, you can get the best result is something that is something growing in popularity within MAGA New Right circles. This is why the entirety of the Republican Party is prepared to give Trump absolute power. But, of course, the issue is it’s not going to be Trump who uses the Leadership Principle, but whomever his successor is.
For the time being, I think the United States is going to drift peacefully into autocracy. Hundreds of thousands of center-Left people will leave the United States once autocracy is here and 20 years from now the United States will be politically identical to Putin’s Russia.
I just don’t believe the center-Left has it in it to do anything about the rise of autocracy in America. And, if it does, it will be done in a frantic spasm in the lead up to Certification Day 2025