Is Autocracy coming?
Chauncey Devega prophecies loudly and often about the risk of authoritarianism in the US:
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.”
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.