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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:49 AM

If you think we just "might" be facing fascism, read this from The Nation.

We all fear the unknown. Whatís worse, is when our fears become reality. No matter what, itís doubtful that there will be a peaceful transition after the election. We need to be strong, and determined.

This is the most concise and un-nerving article that corroborates our worst fears. If necessary, we all will need to stand up for democracy.


Democracies survive when all major players respect the ground rules. They crumble when significant players start to flout those rulesóand get away with it. Gerson has concluded that Trump is only too willing to circumvent Supreme Court decisions, is perfectly capable of issuing illegal orders to the military to attack domestic political opponents, and would likely show no compunction in ignoring an election result that doesnít go his way. Each time heís gotten away with crashing through a democratic constraint, his ambitions have escalated. During the impeachment hearings, Trumpís lawyers argued that as president, he was above and outside the law. Postimpeachment, he has sought to implement this theory of governance.


h[link:http://ttps://www.thenation.com/article/society/trump-coup-elections-gop/

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Reply If you think we just "might" be facing fascism, read this from The Nation. (Original post)
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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:51 AM

1. Pardon my gaff. My comments are at the top, not below the article quote.

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:57 AM

2. "We need to be strong, and determined."

And probably well-armed.

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:57 AM

3. I do not read the nation.

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:51 AM

4. Americans have smugly lived in their cocoons

for decades. Now, an outside force is eating away at the barriers which have managed to keep a nation from taking to the streets.

Many factions desperately chose Trump to Ride the Tiger. When he jumps off, America will be left holding the bag.

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