There are millions of American fascists who are willing to openly brag about their support for an armed uprising to a stranger over the phone.
Over the longer term, it is next to impossible to see how millions of Trump supporters will become disabused of their very own “stab-in-the-back legend.” Like millions of nationalistic Germans after that country lost World War I, they are embittered by defeat, which they falsely attribute to a secret conspiracy, and view the new national government as illegitimate.
How many of the National Guard now being deployed to the national capital are a “fifth column,” ready to turn their guns on those they are sworn to protect?
During the January 6, 2021 putsch at the U.S. Capitol, it was the former Obama administration official Van Jones who put his finger on the right question. Speaking on CNN, he asked, “Is this the end of something, or the beginning of something?” The days that have passed since then have tilted the answer heavilyContinue reading “The End of America?”
Obey the dictator’s orders or refuse them, the military will be “tainted” with politics.