1. This is an interesting development.

I say that as one who is radically critical of patriotism in general, who was not and will never be a patriot to any nation-state, and who, as a social scientist, ...
2. understands nation-states are artificial constructs maintained by dominant segments of society through certain superstructures such as nationalism.
3. But it is quite an interesting development. There is an actual state of cold war inside the US, unlike other countries in which the far right seized power, such as Brazil, Poland or Hungary.
4. This document shows that *all* the armed forces are not cool with the so-called trumpist base, which is actually a fascist movement, a *gigantic* fascist movement.
5. How this gigantic fascist movement will be forced back into a social contract, I have not the slightest clue.

Again, it will be at least interesting (and certainly violent).
... more material feeding my question: how is the gigantic fascist movement going to be quenched and the fascist base forced back into a democratic social contract? The 6B question.


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