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I'm so pissed at all the "creeping authoritarianism" people who have made their followers' understand LESS not MORE about how our democracy functions. Honestly, this garbage endangers our one real chance of *actually* removing Trump from power: the 2020 election.
-Yes, Trump is an authoritarian in his heart and would love to fully govern as an authoritarian.
-Yes, our democracy is both damaged and at risk of being further damaged
-Yes, we should be freaked out
-No, Nancy Pelosi is not "complicit" in helping Trump maintain power
I am so grateful right now that twitter is not real life, but I'm also genuinely scared. Why? B/c the election will be on won on the margins. B/c social media does have subtle impacts. B/c it can seep into the news cycle.
I'm also scared b/c one group of voters who are vulnerable to "both sides are bad" thinking is young voters. And they're on social media. I'm scared when I think of all the 18-22 year olds who are listening to podcasts that tell them that Pelosi is *complicit* in Trump's crimes.
Yes, lives are in danger. Right now. Lives have been in danger from Trump since November, 2016. They will continue to be in danger from Trump until we *vote him out*.

The election is the ONLY WAY to stop him. There is no other way.
I think there are *good* arguments for impeachment. Impeachment doesn't have to result in removal or *any* concrete consequences to be worthwhile.

But claiming that impeachment will stop Trump & save lives is a false & dangerous assertion.
And this assertion, again, has led many individuals to falsely conclude that Pelosi & Dems are therefore complicit in Trump's crimes & his brutality.

I don't care if you're pro-impeachment, but shut this argument down wherever you see it. It is dangerous.
I lived through 2000. And I lived through 2016. Going into 2020 w/ pockets of young voters who think both parties are evil or that the election doesn't matter is just about the last thing we need.
Finally, I will say I find it a WEE BIT IRONIC that so many "authoritarian experts" are *rightly* asserting that our democracy is in danger, but then *wrongly* throwing a bunch of fuel on the danger fire!
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