Never happen in the U.S.?

Before the military coup in Chile, we had the idea that military coups happen in Banana Republics, somewhere in Central America. It would never happen in Chile. Chile was such a solid democracy. And when it happened, it had brutal characteristics. ~ Isabel Allende

We’re so confused now, focused on “is he/isn’t he” which gives them time and room to maneuver. They wouldn’t even need the military because there’s an army of white supremacists on standby.

I realize this makes me sound like a conspiracy theorist, a paranoid crackpot. But this isn’t a solid democracy, not by a long shot.

2 thoughts on “Never happen in the U.S.?

  1. I don’t think you’re a crackpot, Tracy. I’ve spent a lot of time researching the fight against fascism in the 1930s and 1940s., and there are way too many parallels for comfort. Here in the UK, we’re seeing a huge rollback of democratic norms, too. And I think many of us around the world are holding our breath right now, waiting to see what happens in the US in November.

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    • To be honest, I don’t think I’m a crackpot, either. Yes to the many parallels of rising fascism and, as you pointed out, not only in the US but other parts of the world. Ugly times.


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