The Reagan-Bush people, now taunted as “Republicans In Name Only” by the MAGA fascists, still don’t know what hit them.
The unknown Republican savior will accept the party’s nomination while denouncing the “farcical rerun of twentieth-century fascist movements” that had temporarily taken over.
Trump is not merely a symptom; he is a catalyst of the Party’s transformation into a movement devoted solely to getting and keeping power by any means, including mob violence.
You hear next to nothing about them, but they may yet be the salvation of American democracy. Ever since the rise of farce-fascism under the leadership of Buffoon-in-Chief Trump, those of us with steadfast left-liberal beliefs who nevertheless had respect for the principle of conservatism, and for family, friends and neighbors who we knew toContinue reading “The Silent Minority”
The Biden administration’s public reaction to Senator Joe Manchin’s refusal to support the Build Back Better bill is to treat it as a shocking betrayal. The betrayal is in the eyes of the beholder, but the move should certainly not come as a shock to a politician as experienced as this president. Manchin is inContinue reading “Joe Manchin’s All-American Dead End”
1. I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Except for Donald “Jesus” Trump. He comes before God. God is nothing to him. After all, How many golf courses and fake-gilded hotels does theContinue reading “The Ten MAGA Commandments”
I continue to believe that mockery is a brilliant weapon, both offensive and defensive, to use against murderous racists, because their beliefs are absurd; but one must be realistic about its limits.
We can only be right with and by the Party, for history has provided no other way of being in the right.—Leon Trotsky It was a hallmark of twentieth-century totalitarian movements, especially Soviet-led Communism, that they cast a spell over believers’ minds as strong as that of the religions they claimed to supplant. As theContinue reading “The God That Will Fail”
In the coming American dictatorship, the regime and the Party may well be popular enough to risk allowing relatively free and fair lower level elections, in selected locales, for “neighborly” figures like Youngkin to compete in and win, lending the regime a crucial veneer of democratic legitimacy.
The real danger after the dictator’s death will arise if one conspiratorial story line with a well-defined scapegoat coalesces, either spontaneously or by deliberate propaganda.