Tag: Authoritarianism

How can we overcome the authoritarian moment we are living through?

The Authoritarian Dynamic: We Ain’t Outta Da Woods, Yet


Reading time: 6 minutes
With one third of the population set to have their inner authoritarian meltdown at any moment, what can we do to get them to see democracy as their in-group? How can Democrats continue to peel authoritarians off of the MAGA base?

How has the reaction of America's CEOs paralleled the reaction of the American people to the dismantling of our democracy

How Big Business Got Woke and Dumped Trump — But Maybe It’s Not True Anymore?


Reading time: 5 minutes
Time recently published an article outlining out Jeffrey Sonnenfeld marshalled America’s CEOs to oppose the Republican authoritarian power grab from the Big Lie to the 6 January Insurrection to voter suppression and nullification laws, but their enthusiasm for that opposition has fractured and grown confused just like our electorate’s has.

Urge Emily Murphy to Sign the Paper

A Quickie: The Pressure @GSAEmily is Under to NOT #SignThePapers is a Sign of Trump’s and the GOP’s Authoritarianism


Reading time: 3 minutes
We all wonder why @GSAEmily doesn’t just sign the papers to ascertain that #BidenHarris are the apparent winners of Election 2020. She is complying in advance with the desires of an authoritarian. She’s heard the messages of Trump and the GOP and is doing what they want. In the meantime, she is responsible for the thousands of deaths from #COVID19 by denying Biden vital information in the transition.

Following Trump and Barr into Autocracy, Reviewing Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”


Reading Time: 5 minutes
If you are as worried sick as I am about the fate of our democracy, then you’ll want to read my review of Masha Gessen’s 2016 article, Autocracy: Rules for Survival that was published in The New York Review of Books. When we compare her six rules to the sorry state of affairs, real despair sets in. It’s like watching one of those slasher horror films, you know what’s going to happen and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Even though the character is being extremely stupid and doing stuff no one would ever do outside of a movie, you still gotta sit there and watch it.

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


Reading Time: 3 minutes
The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

Tippitiwichet

In which I grow wildflowers and monsters, and homeschool one of them.

Several Problems Press

Analysis and journalism from the era of hate

collaboration with learners

adapt and learn together

Episodic Squalid Rants

public tantrums by a non-two-year-old

scott dagostino

a gay who just happens to be writer

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

The Food Nugget

Exploring the world one bite at a time.

Mirroring the World

Grab a Blanket, But Don't Get Too Cozy...

the brixton housewife

...not the stereotypical picture