by Shelt Garner
As I mention a lot, Ernest Hemmingway said people go bankrupt, “Suddenly, then all at once.” I’m growing more and more alarmed that this very thing is playing out in American politics right now. What I’m talking about is the rise of the notion within MAGA rants that much of the anti-MAGA movement is full of “groomers” is enough to give one pause for thought.
I say this because we’re careening towards a day in the not too distant future when MAGA dismisses anyone who doesn’t follow their orthodoxy as a “groomer.” I already see this happening in real time on Twitter. And, as we know, the MAGA orthodoxy has become so absolute that to be Republican is to dismiss anyone you don’t agree with out of hand. If that’s not a corrosive development, I don’t know what is.
This plays into my dread about what is going to happen starting January 2023 when Republicans take control of Congress again. When you have about 48% of the electorate who thinks people they don’t agree with are “groomers” that’s a recipe for disaster.
The two sides continue to recede from each other at an alarming rate. This is happening to the point we’re definitely on track to either a civil war or autocracy starting in the late 2024, early 2025 timeframe.
I continue to believe that because Blue Check liberals are all cowards that we’re going to slip peacefully into autocracy. There will be a lot of talk about a civil war, but in the end, nothing will come of it because rather than standing a fighting, the people who would lead any Blue civil war effort will simply leave the country.
Not that I want a civil war, but the idea that we’ll have a civil war is fading fast in my opinion. So, what’s more likely to happen is we become an autocracy and gradually, over the course of a few decades the United States and Russia will become politically identical.
I wish I had some simple answer to all of this, but I don’t. Good luck.