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Marcus H. Johnson @marcushjohnson
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The crazy thing is we all know Republicans are gonna get way more extreme as the demographics continue to shift against them. Trump is only the beginning. Hell 15 years from now Cernovich and Richard Spencer could be running
Ideally they'd be overwhelmed by demographic shifts and become a regional party but with their open embrace of authoritarianism its not like they're just gonna sit back and let that happen
So as demographics continue to change Republicans must become more extreme and disenfranchise more people, suppress more votes, gerrymander more, steal court seats or else they can't compete. Literally if they can't cheat and change the rules in the future they won't win.
Obviously the growing POC population isn't going to just let that happen either. We have an increasingly authoritarian conservative base and a rising POC population who refuses continued subservience. So we're going to have a political conflict.
This conflict is going to be a big one, and I nobody can tell the outcome. It could be multicultural democracy or it could be south african apartheid. It could be balkanization. But the country is divided into two irreconcilable groups.
We're far past the point of return, the Republican Party has decided it will not move racists to the political fringe and court POC. It has fully and openly embraced the politics of white racial resentment. That was pretty much the only chance we had to avoid this.
What does the future look like? Republicans saying they'll never vote for a liberal justice...ever. Republicans in diverse blue states trying to create smaller red states (New California proposal) to get more R senators. Conservative court striking down entire left agenda.
Because of their demographic strategy and core base politics Republicans literally have no other option but to embrace authoritarianism and rewriting the rules in their favor. But the growing POC population is going to fight back and honestly IDK what the outcome is.
The increasing internal turmoil in the US will coincide with our continued global decline as a geopolitical power but that's a story for another day. For today, just know that yeah its gonna get worse so be prepared.
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