by Shelt Garner
From talking to my Traditionalist relatives, I’m alarmed at how popular the prospect of white autocratic rule in the United States is. Now, obviously if you ask them if they want a fascist state, they’re going to tell you’re being hysterical and that’s not at all what they want. But, then, they make it clear that they think democracy is “mob rule” and they are willing to vote for anyone who will end the tyranny of the “woke cancel culture mob.”
So, yeah, they want autocracy.
Now, while this is bad, the key issue is if we become an autocracy there is the problem of ME refusing to shut the fuck up, no matter what. I just don’t have it in me to be quiet once we fully transition into autocracy. I’ve been a loudmouth crank my entire life — often a drunk, loudmouth crank — and I’ve had the luxury of living in a Western democracy my entire life.
As such, I have to accept that there’s a real chance that should we become an autocracy I’m going to cross our new autocratic overlord and either find myself in an ICE camp, have to join some sort of real-world Resistance group or have to figure out a way to get out of the country.
I still don’t think we’re prepared for the reaction on the MAGA Right when all those liberals they hate so much actually do, in fact, leave the country en mass. Initially, they won’t know what to do with this turn of events. In fact, they’ll probably be pretty smug about it. And, then, when it starts to be a real brain drain — with a million or more well educated, well trained liberals leave the country — they’re going to freak the fuck out.
Some members of the Far Right will even go so far as to demand that it grow more difficult for people to leave the country. Form follows function, after all.
It will be interesting to see which direction we ultimately go. It seems, as least, to be growing apparent that we’re going to just become a Turkey or Hungary-style autocracy and that will be that. We’ll leave NATO (or be among the least democracy of the alliance). Given the America First nature of MAGA, America becoming Fortress America could spark a “Great Reset” of the world order because the United States is going go all Doctor Manhattan on us.
But their remains the possibility of a civil war. It’s not very high, but it exists and the crux of it happening would be if Trump or DeSantis is the 2024 Republican nominee. Trump is so stupid and lazy that he could, single handedly, spark a civil war by pushing Blue States into a corner. Meanwhile, DeSantis is far smoother and could pull off a peaceful transition into autocracy without a shot being fired.
Speaking of DeSantis, it is very interesting how my Traditionalist relatives address the difference between DeSantis and Trump. They say Trump “won because of all the press coverage of him” and, yet, they say, “DeSantis will win despite the press hating him.”
Which the fuck is it? Is the “liberal globalist cuck” Press all powerful, or is it not? I find this particular contradiction extremely aggravating. Get your story straight.
Anyway. Good luck, I guess. If you can the means to get out of the country, go for it. I may be up to poor people like me to fight the autocracy when it comes.