by Shelt Garner
As is so often the case, all these nightmare scenarios I come up with about the rise of fascism in the United States get people from Red States all excited. A post I wrote some time ago about why the United States is probably going to slip peacefully into autocracy is suddenly getting a trickle of traffic and I assume it’s from people looking forward to that happening.
Anyway, I generally believe all far Right people are huge fucking hypocrites. As such, if you’re a member of the MAGA New Right and you are eager for the United States to become a Russian-style autocratic white Christian ethno state, you might want to pause for some reflection.
The reason is simple — while you won’t have to worry about “the woke cancel culture mob” canceling you for a tone deaf comment that is recorded and goes viral, a lot of other things you take for granted won’t be there anymore. Or, if you want to get more technical about it — even if you are a Good German and get to smugly enjoy the destruction of the center-Left in the United States, someone in your life you care about is probably not going to be so fortunate.
So, while maybe you can cheer at the end of the social safety net, I bet you someone you care about relies upon it being there for them. Or if you don’t have to worry about how suddenly it’s impossible to get an abortion, someone you care about will.
But since you’re a huge fucking hypocrite, you’ll break the law to get that abortion or whatever. Or you’ll sulk in private about how things have changed, but you’ll have no recourse. Voting won’t matter. And after the Constitutional Convention, ICE will be able to knock heads of anyone who has the temerity to speak out against the autocrat.
And, yet, that’s what members of the MAGA New Right want. They haven’t really thought things through, but they are so worked up about the “woke mob” that when they get what they want, they’ll get what they want.
What’s more, if you’re MAGA, you’ll also get to enjoy all the liberal elites fleeing the country to escape the autocrat’s grasp. Of course, taxes for the rich will become non existent and poor people will have to pay for everything. Social Security might get phased out, too.
But at least you won’t have to worry about being canceled.