Is Autocracy coming?

Is Autocracy coming?

Chauncey Devega prophecies loudly and often about the risk of authoritarianism in the US:
https://www.salon.com/2021/12/10/democracy-doom-loop/
https://www.salon.com/2021/11/15/american-democracy-is-on-the-treadmill-of-doom-how-do-we-get-off/

Today, Aaron Blake, senior political reporter at the Washington Post, writes that “lawmakers are disregarding private principle in their votes and often doing so out of literal fear.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/11/republicans-repeatedly-point-violent-threats-key-trumps-gop-rein/

I have often taken a pessimistic view of the future, but as you know, the electoral prospects are not good and I rate the odds of autocratic control as more likely than not. What does that mean in reality? Today’s WaPo speculates that contraception could be banned, for instance.

I don’t have a call to action here, I don’t want to fall back into the political obsession of recent years, but I also do not want to ignore the signs and regret it later.


Photo credit: Phil Mayes
Photo notes: Police blockade of 101 on-ramp at outbreak of war in Iraq.

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