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.
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Waiting for the Stab
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.
Headlong Into Darkness: Preliminary Reflections on the American Dictatorship
The dictator’s assets include unquestioning support from more than 40% of the voting public, firm control of two-and-a-half of the three branches of the federal government and most state governments, and the legal obligation of the U.S. military and federal law enforcement to follow his orders.