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(3,848 posts)
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:49 AM Sep 2020

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

We all fear the unknown. What’s worse, is when our fears become reality. No matter what, it’s 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 rules—and 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 doesn’t go his way. Each time he’s gotten away with crashing through a democratic constraint, his ambitions have escalated. During the impeachment hearings, Trump’s lawyers argued that as president, he was above and outside the law. Postimpeachment, he has sought to implement this theory of governance.


If you think we just "might" be facing fascism, read this from The Nation. (Original Post) Firestorm49 Sep 2020 OP
Pardon my gaff. My comments are at the top, not below the article quote. Firestorm49 Sep 2020 #1
"We need to be strong, and determined." lastlib Sep 2020 #2
I do not read the nation. Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #3
Americans have smugly lived in their cocoons Baked Potato Sep 2020 #4

Baked Potato

(7,733 posts)
4. Americans have smugly lived in their cocoons
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:51 AM
Sep 2020

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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