So we are approaching a midterm election two years after barely unseating a would be dictator from the presidency and the Democratic Party has made seemingly no effort to persuade the public that it can’t be allowed to happen again. Furthermore, Republican state politicians have taken step after step to ensure that they will never lose another election.
Trump just announced that should he become president again, he will pardon anyone who is convicted of participating in the attempted coup of January 6, 2021.
All the pieces are in place and the signs are that the Republicans will easily re-take Congress in November and continue to strengthen their position in the majority of states.
So, this is what we have to look forward to. The ascendancy of an explicitly white supremacist anti-feminist, anti-everything else hegemony, who will ensure that they cannot lose future elections.
The Supreme Court continues to strip citizens of any rights that aren’t in the interest of the ruling class.
Conservatism has one and only one ideological principle, to maintain the status quo hierarchy. By definition this means that you are ordering society to benefit a minority of people. You can’t sustain that through democracy.
You can win occasional elections by fooling people into voting against their interests but that can’t last forever. Eventually you have to “fix” the system so you can’t lose. And apparently by nurturing a fascist movement based on identity politics is one way to do it.
The parallels between how the Nazis came to power and American conservatism since WWII are astonishing. The Nazis just did it much faster.
So the anti-conservative coalition is continuing to fail to prevent this. So what are you preparing to do? How are you preparing to live the rest of your life under an authoritarian regime that will seek to re-impose the absolute power of a white, male-centered fundamentalist Christian, anti-science, anti-globalist, pro-aggression identity movement? A world in which anyone you walk by on the street may be armed and may start shootings for any reason or no reason? Where police are restored to their unquestioned role in suppressing dissent against the ruling class?
This will be a world where public schools will be overtly religious, where anyone deviating from the favoured white male cisgender heterosexual monotheist norm will be subject to oppression, even random murder on the streets justified by the Second Amendment?
What are you going to do? What should I do? What can I do?
This is happening on much of the rest of the “advanced” world too, so just moving to a different country probably wouldn’t help much, even for those few people who would have that ability.