by Shelt Garner
I know I’m just a loser nobody in the middle of nowhere, but sometimes being a power Twitter user can grow frustrating — Twitter liberals are completely oblivious to the New Normal we live in.
Not only do Republicans no longer believe in democracy, they’re so wrapped up in their MAGA New Right orthodoxy that they no longer believe in facts that don’t fit their own recursive narrative. They get all bent out of shape — usually on Joe Rogan’s podcast — about the “media narrative” when it’s they themselves who have a very, very strict narrative of their own.
They say post-factual is pre-fascist and that’s just about where we are right now in the United States. Republicans believe what they believe because they believe it and fuck you, libtards. It is self evident that they have no shame and are politically above the law.
Then they turn around and rant about this or that thing that may have been found on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The point is — we’re passed the event horizon for Something Big happening int the United States between now and around Certification Day 2025. At the moment, I’m of the opinion that we’re going to slip peacefully into autocracy. Initially, nothing will really change and Mueller, She Wrote will continue to think I’m just a crank who won’t stop tweeting about “doom shit.”
And then, over the course of the next few years, about a million center-Left people will leave the United States as it grows ever more clear that the MAGA New Right’s autocratic white Christian ethnostate vision of America is becoming a reality.
By about 2030, the United States will be well on its way to be a political clone of Putin’s Russia. And, at last, white conservative men will no longer have to worry about being “canceled” because they had a tone deaf slip of the tongue that got recorded and then went viral. They will be the bedrock of our autocratic America and that will be that.
There will occasionally be huge protests, but, lulz, nothing will come of it. There will be near-constant talk about how this or that thing might finally bring down America’s autocrat….but nothing happens. We’re going to wake up at some point about 20 years from now and realize we’ve had the same president for a generation.
I keep writing about this and wondering to myself if I’m missing something. Is there some way that my “hysterical doom shit” prediction of autocracy or civil war being our choice in late 2024 – early 2025 could be wrong? As of right now, I just can’t think of anything.
Republicans are, by definition, fascists. They’re bloodthirsty and radicalized on a systemic, existential basis to the point that the only way they may ever be removed from power once they get it again is they are so bloodthirsty that they’re deposed like Pol Pot. But by then, of course, millions of Americans will be very, very dead.
But that’s very speculative. A more likely scenario is we just drift into autocracy and that’s it. There will be abuses now and again that get people riled up, but in general, the entire very unpopular MAGA New Right agenda will be enacted and America will circle the drain.
We’ll be poorer, more inward looking and allies with other autocracies like Russia, Hungary and Turkey. That will be our new normal and the “woke” era will finally, at last, come to an end because, well, we’re going to live in a political dystopian hellscape.