by Shelt Garner
This is the summer of our discontent. It’s possible that the summer of 2022 is the last summer that the United States can legitimately be called a “Western democracy.”
I say this because should Republicans gain control of Congress again in 2023, the final sequence of events that will lead to the establishment of white Christian autocratic rule in 2024 – 2025. And at the moment, it doesn’t seem like there’s any stopping this from happening.
The center-Left is too weak-willed and divided — and, at the risk of being canceled, I think they’re focused on stupid shit like pronouns when democracy is at stake.
So, at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be the will within Blue ranks to stop the slide into autocracy. We’re past the event horizon when it comes to autocracy and the only question is will we magically get the will power to have a civil war instead.
I don’t want a civil war, but I’m growing alarmed at how blasé we are about how dire things are right now in the United States. The entire system is designed to keep people thinking about things like raising their kids and paying their mortgage, not thinking about abstract concepts like saving democracy.
A lot will depend on if there is any violence after the Dobbs decision is handed down in the next few days. If there is any significant violence when Roe is overturned, then that will give us some sense that maybe we’re going to have a “national divorce” and, as such, a civil war.
But, like I said, at the moment, we’re just going to slip peacefully into white Christian autocratic rule. Then wealthy liberals will begin to flee America en mass and such a brain drain will replace scary brown caravans as Fox News’ bugaboo.