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- Jun 5, 2007
One minute you claim that the US is 1-2 elections away from an authoritarian US fascistic state and then are surprised at a claim that it is here now? I bet 12 months ago you would have thought it unlikely the state could lock you at home through threat of imprisonment (or if you resisted, death) for weeks-months on end?
Not surprised. Bemused at the cultish language. Often the final sentence of his points is a doozy. Seems unnecessary.
By the way, the author's claim ‘This nation, conceived in liberty, has been kidnapped by the fascist state’ might be contested by the native american population.
The US becoming a truly fascist state is possible. Democracies fall. It don’t think the US holds some mystical power that makes it immune to radical change and change for the worse. The police didn’t go out guns blazing at BLM protestors, the military didn’t take over the streets, the courts rejected Trumps efforts to over turn election results, and local election officials were able to push back Trumps request to ‘find votes’ but pretty serious cracks appeared and if Trump and his followers run a successful campaign of lies and deception over the next 8 years who knows how deranged his followers will become and where the disconnect from truth will lead. Maybe the police will go out guns blazing, maybe maybe bombs will go off etc etc
If presented with the pandemic scenario 12 months ago, 10 years ago, in 10 years I time I would completely support the state’s lockdown policy ...... unless I was a mortician perhaps. No overflowing morgues around here. All good.