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.
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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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