by Shelt Garner
The more I read this book about the ascent of the Nazis, the more I worry about the United States. There are many, many similarities between the Nazis of 1920s and 1930s and MAGA of the 2020s. Both pretty explain exactly what they’re going to do once they gain power.
One striking difference between the two movements, and the thing that makes me the most depressed is unlike the Weimar Republic, the United States is doing fairly well economically as MAGA continues its rise to (returned) power. It is, on a historical basis, rather embarrassing and not a little perplexing.
All I can think of is the difference is race.
MAGA is a reaction to the lost of political and economic power by Christian white men and, as such, the usual rules of how an autocratic political party might take power don’t apply.
But MAGA is coming hot and fast for what remains of American democracy. And, in the end, as I keep saying, we either have a civil war or we turn into an autocracy. The question, of course, is how bad the autocracy gets. At the moment, I think we’re probably going to turn into the Fourth Reich. We’re going to be equal to Nazi Germany by 2030.
Yet, of course, I can’t predict the future and I’m always wrong. so, I guess, anything is possible.