by Shelt Garner
There are brand name members of the Far Right who say some seriously dumb shit. But they say it because there is so much frothy excitement within the MAGA base that they know it plays well. Sometimes, what they say is so surreal as to be easily dismissed by “normal” people — while the MAGA New Right laps it up and wants more, more more. Take this, for instance:
The above is a classic frothy comment. The key issue is, this type of bullshit sentiment eventually drifts drown to your crazy MAGA uncle who says it over Thanksgiving dinner without even realizing where it came from.
I try to keep my cool with all this anti-democratic talk on the part of the MAGA New Right, but it can be pretty difficult. What gets me is Republicans make it absolutely clear what their vision for America is — autocracy — and yet way too many people, especially in the press, lulz it.
We are in so much trouble as nation. We’re far more unstable than we’re prepared to admit to ourselves. And all this frothy, anti-democratic and sometimes violent rhetoric that the MAGA New Right spews out on a regular basis is all a part of that.
I don’t have any ready answers. We’re fucked. If I could get out of the country, I would. But I can’t because I’m so poor. So, I guess I’ll have to figure out some way to survive in either civil war America or autocratic America.