by Shelt Garner
As much as it pains me to admit this, my Traditionalist relatives — whom I love dearly — are fascists. They want white autocratic minority rule, even if they would deny it if confronted with the idea. But in total what they support is fascism.
A lot of different things are happening at the same time. A number of macro forces that have been brewing for decades are coming to a heads at the same time. Of late, the issue of trans rights has come to the forefront of the minds of Traditionalists. It’s such an effective wedge issue that whenever my Traditionalist relatives need to piviot to something else, that’s what they bring up. They get rather worked up about “groomers.”
It’s very, very unsettling.
They would rather live in a white autocratic state with minority rule than risk the whims of the “woke cancel culture mob” that wants to “turn everyone gay” and to “groom” 3rd graders. Ugh. They come out and say that while they don’t like Trump, they really like his policies.
And, as such, even if we magically got rid of Trump politically, there are a dozen other would-be autocrats waiting in the wings to finish the job he started. Chief among them being, of course Ron DeSantis. He’s so popular among my Traditionalist relatives that they keep saying how they want to “vote for him three times.”
Just from my personal interaction, I can tell you that conservative white men are enraged by the “woke cancel culture mob” to the point that fascism seems very attractive to them. What’s worse, they’re in complete denial about MAGA is ascendant and all they have to do is be patient and they will get everything they want politically.
It’s rather surreal. They act like some sort of oppressed group when very soon their ilk will control everything and never give up power — at least as long as I’m alive.
I don’t have any solutions for you. I think we’re past the point of there being solutions. We’re in the montage before Something Bad happens. What that Bad Thing will be, I still don’t know. It will either be autocracy or civil war. For the time being, I’m just not prepared to believe we’re going to have a civil war. While I’m well aware of how civil war is on everyone’s mind, it definitely seems as though we’re just going to turn into an autocracy without even a blink of an eye.
Then, of course, we begin the process of gradually becoming a Russia clone and I have to worry about escaping ICE agents.