The Rising Authoritarian Tide of the Republican Party

Calico Jack comments on articles documenting the rise of authoritarianism.

The Psy of Life

My now defunct Twitter feed was littered with tweets declaring that the Republican Party was an anti-democratic authoritarian bent on creating a single-party pseudo-democratic state in order to further enrich the one percent. In this argument, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is nothing more than a means to an end. In this case the wrecking ball that they’re taking to the last vestiges of actual democracy.

If you’ve long wondered why Repubes in Congress won’t grow a spine and put country before party and all of that jazz, well, you’ve got your answer: They don’t want a democracy. They want exactly what they’ve got, an authoritarian demagogue in the White House to distract while they funnel as much of the nation’s wealth as fast as they can to the one percent. Good-bye national parks, the Continental Shelf, endangered species, clean air, clean water, healthcare! You name it, they’ll squeeze every last…

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