by Shelt Garner
It is clear to me that while it’s not impossible for MAGA to transition us from an anocracy to an autocracy starting in early 2025, the absence of a modern day SA certainly does complicate matters for them. There are a lot of small paramilitary groups, but no single group at the direction of Trump that could bash heads in like the SA did in the first 100 days of Nazi rule in 1933.
As it stands, both Agenda47 and Project 2025 simply assume that they can use corrupt the administration of justice and the executive to the point that, lulz, “vermin” like me will get what we deserve. I have my doubts. Even though nattering nabob of negativism Tom Nichols politely told me I was full of shit on Twitter when I suggested that maybe the U.S. Military might balk at being goons for MAGA, I still believe it’s at least *possible.*
I think it’s at least possible that the U.S. Military might depose Trump in some way, maybe using the 14th Amendment as the legal cover to make themselves feel better. But let me be clear — if that happens, things really will be very, very bad in the United States. I could only see it happening in the context of a successful General Strike.
And for a General Strike to be successful, otherwise generally complacent American will have truly become “woke.”
Remember, the U.S. of 2025 is significantly different than the Germany of 1933. You couldn’t just build out a paramilitary group in secret and then sucker punch the American population with it. The one paramilitary group I’m actually afraid of — the Patriot Front — is passionate and well organized, but small as far as I can tell.
A successful MAGA SA would need hundreds of thousand of members willing to use unprecedented violence and intimidation to browbeat a lot of freedom loving American into submission. THAT, not the Insurrection Act, is what the fucking MAGA Nazis need if they’re going to us in to an autocratic white Christian ethnostate.
Some context. All of this hysterical doom shit assumes it’s Trump doing this. This is all sort of inevitable and if a sane Republican was in charge of it, then we really would just sort of slouch towards autocracy. But Trump and his dingus Agenda47 people are not only lazy but bonkers so they seem to think simply invoking the Insurrection Act will solve all their problems.
So, I don’t know. It will definitely be interesting to see how things work out going forward. If I had the means, I guess I would flee the country in late 2024, early 2025 like all the fucking smug Twitter liberals with their circle jerk podcasts.