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Rick wrote: Ah yes”MAGA forces”… the Atlantic falls right in line like good Nazi youth.
The opinions of others you choose to use make me wonder if there’s any hope for you to wake up.
Let’s remember what “MAGA” stands for and contrast it with Biden’s speech yesterday when he intentionally decided to pit half the country against the other. That’s not making America great, HA, that’s fomenting a civil war. Is that the part of the turning you’re looking forward to or would you rather see our president bringing people together as he promised from his basement campaign?
homeagain wrote: www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/0...rban-hungary/671264/
Meanwhile, MAGA forces are busy installing loyalists as governors, election officials, district attorneys, and other crucial state and local positions. They do not succeed in every attempt, but over the course of four years, they gather enough corrupt officials to cast doubt on the legitimacy of any election they lose. They invent creative ways to obstruct anyone who challenges them politically. And they are not shy about encouraging thuggish supporters to harass and menace “traitors.”
And so, after four years? America has crossed Freedom House’s line from “free” to “partly free.” The president’s powers are determined by what he can get away with. His opponents are harried, chilled, demoralized. He is term-limited, but the MAGA movement has entrenched itself. And Trump has demonstrated in the United States what Orbán proved in Hungary: The public will accept authoritarianism, provided it is of the creeping variety.
“We should not be afraid to go against the spirit of the age and build an illiberal political and state system,” Orbán declared in 2014. Trump and his followers openly plan to emulate Orbán. We can’t say we weren’t warned.