by Shelt Garner
I hate to break it to Blues, but the era of anger and hope is over. Now is the era of preparation. Either you’re willing to risk your life and scared honor in the real world, or shut the fuck up. I see this all over the place within my center-Left Twitter echo chamber. A lot of people have a lot of fantastical quick fixes to a problem that has been 50 years in the making.
If the United States was a functioning democracy — which it isn’t — this would all be part of a 50 year cycle that would ultimately see us begin to swing back towards a progressive era. But as the January 6th insurrection proves, we’re an anocracy now and, as such, rather than begin to drift back towards passing the Leftist agenda, we’re either going to become an autocracy or have a civil war.
Call it the 4th Turning or the Great Reset, that’s what’s going on.
And as part of that, no amount of mental masturbation on social media is going to change that particular existential choice. What’s more, MAGA New Right thought leaders are actively working to sabotage the ability of Blues to get what they want through voting. Steve K. Bannon wants to establish permanent white autocratic rule by corrupting the administration of elections to the point that it will become clear that voting doesn’t work and, the thinking goes, Blues will stop voting and that will be that.
I’m not advocating violence in any way. I’m a man of peace and ideas. But I would suggest that if you’re a Blue that you take the next to two or three years to take a long hard look at what you believe in and what you’re actually willing to risk in the real world.
SCOTUS isn’t going to be reformed. The administration of elections will become so corrupt that voting is meaningless. The MAGA New Right will lie, cheat and steal to acquire and maintain power….in the real world. They’re passionate, organized and willing to do the real world hard work necessary to get what they want.
Meanwhile, it seems like the Blue leadership is way too busy being Very Online, smelling their own farts and figuring out how to appease the MAGA New Right fascists to they can somehow, someway bridge a gap that the Right doesn’t want bridged.
There is no hope. American politics has collapsed. There is no middle ground. The MAGA New Right is totally reactionary and politically bloodthirsty to the point that they will stop at nothing to get what they want — power.
Blues are going to get suckerpunched in 2024 – 2025 and that will be that. We will slip peacefully into autocracy and gradually become no matter than Hungary, Turkey or Russia.