by Shelt Garner
It is clear from what I’m learning about the Nazis’ first 100 days how important the role of SA was in their consolidation of power. The German Army pretty much watched as the Nazis throttled the Weimar Republic. Flash forward and, as best I can tell, the plot against America that is the MAGA Nazi Project 2025 makes some basic assumptions about their first 100 days that may not be based in reality.
The key assumption of Project 2025 — from what I can tell — is rather than relying upon a paramilitary group like the SA to consolidate power, MAGA Nazis are going to simply corrupt the legal system to get what they want. With the use of the Insurrection Act in their back pocket if necessary.
There are a lot of problems with this.
In essence, the theory of the case for MAGA Nazis is they can so sucker punch the American population that by the time Barbra Streisand has the wherewithal to send out an angry tweet, it will be too late. But America 2025 will not be Germany 1933.
America is not only a huge, multicultural nation with a huge population, it also is very decentralized and has a very strong tradition of democracy. To the point that democracy in America is part of our identity. What’s more, the U.S. Military for all its non-partisan ethos, is unlikely to want to be reduced to knocking the heads of a restive populace just because Trump hides behind the gratuitous invocation of the Insurrection Act.
So, the issue is — will the U.S. Military lulz things and smash heads in, serving the propose the SA did for the Nazis in 1933 or will it balk and help the populace overthrow our new MAGA Nazis oppressors?
At this point, I honestly don’t know.