by Shelt Garner
When people in my life who should know better defend the idea that the United States “isn’t a democracy” and say essentially, “fuck you lib,” America has a problem. And no amount of breathless, earnest Twitter threads by Mueller, She Wrote is going to change that we can take down Trump every which way but loose and we still got a huge fucking problem: there are a dozen would be MAGA autocrats ready to turn us into Russa (or start a civil war.)
So, in a sense, Trump has served his political and historical purpose.
He has destroyed norms and created an environment where the United States is an anocracy, not a democracy. We’re transitioning into autocracy (or about to have a civil war.)
There is no hope. The system has collapsed. We’re in the twilight of America’s Second Republic. Gird your loins. Prepare. I hate guns and violence, so all I can tell you in figure out what you believe in going forward. MAGA is a cancer that is eating away at America’s body politic and will ultimately kill it so there are no politics only Zuul — or whatever the autocrat decides.
But the fact remains that we’re fucked. Something really, really bad is going to happen to the US at some point between now and around January 2025. It’s just a matter of if it’s Speaker Trump causing a civil war when he personally tries to drive President Harris out of office after something happens to Biden or if it’s Blue States who leave the Union as part of a Certification Crisis in late 2024.
And it’s going to be states leaving the Union — if it happens.
At the moment, it looks like we’re just going to slip peacefully into autocracy and soon enough Twitter liberals like Mueller, She Wrote will be sipping white Russians and smelling their own farts in the south of France. We’re about to enter a very, very turbulent moment in America’s history.
The only question is the specifics of that particular clusterfuck.