RWAs (right wing authoritarians / fascists) have baked-in advantages over proponents of liberal democracy.
Advantage #1: RWAs fall in line.
Liberals are by nature splintered and disorganized.
I tend use the word “liberal” loosely in the classical sense to mean anyone opposed to authoritarianism.
Conspiracy theories happen on both ends of the political spectrum, but in America, those in the right are more dangerous and extreme:
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The RWA tendency to fall in line, and the ability to be cruel, is how a minority can control the majority
Stats back this up: Hitler came to power with 33% approval. Huey Long & Joe McCarthy had 30-35% approval (Levitsky)
If you think the GOP is still a conservative party, start reading here:
They value individuality, so they tend not to fall in line behind a single leader.
They like to debate, pontificate, split hairs, and analyze.
This gives RWAs a clear advantage.
They are seeking to overthrow the system, so they will freely break rules, norms, and laws.
Trump has said "all our laws are stupid" and has vowed to "fight back" against Mueller (obstruct justice.)
Obviously cheaters have an advantage.
There are WAY more of us.
We have the majority (which is partly why white Christians GOP members feel victimized).
If we split into factions in Nov. or 2020, it will take decades to undo the damage.