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The instinctive psychological discomfort that Republicans feel at the notion of democracy is ceaselessly revealing.
Notice that whenever they say "the mob" what they mean is voters.
The contempt for the idea of one person one vote.

republicans are an anti-democracy party.
Their intellectual certainty in the correctness of their ignorance. Their certainty in the moral correctness of their anti-democratic supremacist views.
The rage at the very mention of the concept of democracy.

The anger at the idea that each person’s voice would be heard.

they are an anti-democracy party
We shouldn’t be surprised to see elections being attacked and votes suppressed. It’s what they want.

They don’t fear tyranny. They love it. Tyranny is what makes sense to them. They just want to be the tyrants.

They consider it freedom.
The fear of democracy. The fear of it.

The relief at the idea that America could be thought to be something other than what it is, which is a democracy.

In truth, I'm the pedant. I'm insisting that the US is a democracy (which—despite obvious flaws—it very clearly is).

I do it to demonstrate the reflexive response.

They aren't being pedantic, but strategic.

We're a democracy. It's true that we are *also* a republic. We are a democratic republic.

But the reply engendered by a (factual) claim that we're a democracy—


is not a pro-republic statement, but an anti-democracy one.

Very purposefully anti-democracy.

This didn't used to be the reflexive response.

That only started when pro-tyranny people stopped being the majority.

They're building a moral justification for what they're doing, which is the dismantling of democracy.
They've never been about anything but domination, supremacy: of men, of whites, of straight, of Christian.

Democracy used to be a good domination-delivery system for them. So they loved it. They started wars to spread it.

Now it isn't, so they hate it.

It's observable.
I make a point of this b/c it's worth us understanding what's happening.

A Republican congressional candidate retweeted my pro-democracy statement, and my mentions all day were flooded with fear and anger and contempt targeting democracy.

Mainstream Republicanism these days.
They intend to end free and fair elections.

We want to deny it because it seems ludicrous and frightening, but they're doing it before our eyes. Packing the courts. Nullification where their power is weak Authoritarianism wherever it's strong. Gerrymandering. Disenfranchisement.
"Not a democracy, a republic."

They position it as a foundational statement about a nation's beginnings, but it's an aspirational statement about what they want it to become—a thing neither republic nor democracy.

They've elected a tyrant. They love him.

It's observable.
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