by Shelt Garner
So, I have a relative — who I love dearly — who, whenever I bring up the latest egregious law breaking by Trump says, flatly, “Well, if he broke the law, he needs to be charged.”
I think of that when we learn that Trump’s Administration was involved in the very Nixonesque practice of siccing the IRS on this political opponents. If your metric is to blandly and in a rather blasé manner say that you’re not outraged, but just want the courts to sort things out, you feed into the cancer of unaccountability that is MAGA.
We don’t have any political will to do anything about Trump! If you’re a conservative who hides behind the idea of the courts sorting things out, then you’re feeding into the cancer, making it bigger. You have to have an opinion! You have to get angry! Don’t vote for anyone who won’t hold Trump accountable! Make common cause with other people who believe in American freedom and democracy!
For once, don’t let your abstract fear of the “woke cancel culture mob” blind you to the rise of fascism in the America!
But I’ve given up hope. My Traditionalists relatives — who I love dearly — want autocracy and, but for me inevitably running afoul of the autocrat — would be quite content to be Good Germans under President DeSantis’ reign. And that’s pretty much things where things stand — we’re fucked.
The cancer is going to kill our democracy and we’re going to become an autocracy and my Traditionalists relatives are going to have to figure out a way to get me out of a Trump-branded ICE camp.