by Shelt Garner
There’s been no MAGA New Right “popular revolt” yet, and it may never happen. But you can definitely feel something in the air. Something has changed. The Republican Party is growing more and more radical now. The base of the party is seething with rage over the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago (even though the fucker deserved it) and, as such, to be a Republican in good standing is to be, by definition, a fascist.
Which brings us to the idea that there might, in fact, be some sort of MAGA New Right “popular revolt,” like, NOW, in an effort to protect their fucking malignant dingus Dear Leader from the consequences of his criminal actions. This makes me think of Colombia, which has had, as I understand it, a long-running civil war with a group known as FARC.
The end result of that long-term battle against FARC (which was only recently wrapped up) is the gutting of the Colombian middle class. Many, many middle-class citizens of Colombia simply left the country, never to be seen again. Since form follows function, it’s possible that if MAGA mutates into a FARC-type problem for the Federal government, that many, many wealthy liberals in the United States will leave the country.
All of my predictions for late 2024, early 2025, could very well begin to happen, like NOW. There could be a massive brain drain of liberals leaving the country. Although, given the size and diversity of the United States, that might be missing the point.
What MIGHT happen is something I have long predicted would happen in late 2024 – early 2025: a massive amount of Reds in Blue states and Blues and Red states leaving for a state that better fits their personal political point of view. This could very well happen if there was something of a “sucker punch” on the part of the MAGA New Right against center-Left forces in the United States. That would, in turn, harden the differences between the states and ultimately push the question of autocracy or civil war very much to the forefront of political discourse.
Anyway. The point is — America is far more unstable than we are prepared to admit. And should Trump go transactional and demand his followers blow shit up, all bets are off as to what might happen next.