Authoritarian forces are on the move

I hear many times here, how Authoritarianism is coming. And in many ways, that appears to be true.

At the opening of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “America First Tour,” Gaetz exclaimed that “America First isn’t going away, it’s going on tour!” And everyone knows what he’s saying. He’s saying that Donald Trump isn’t going away. The movement Trump spawned is alive and well, not destroyed by the former president’s defeat at the polls but, if anything, even more motivated. It is marching forward and continuing the work where Trump left off. From voter suppression bills to the purging of the Republican Party of anyone with any hint of disloyalty to the former president, the authoritarian movement spawned by the ex-president is growing tentacles and metastasizing.

In the words of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt: “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”

Indeed, we do have authoritarianism is on the rise…In the US of A. Hopefully, those republican pols that see this issue, will be able to get a handle on those that are loyal to a man, vs our country’s constitution they swore an oath to defend.

We should all be concerned, no mater what aisle one sits in.

So now it’s authoritarian to run for President?


Damn…read that entire article in 1 minute, impressive.

Except your question does not apply. Has nothing to do with “running for POTUS”.

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Thanks, I am a speed reader, speaking of authoritarianism, from your article or AKA trash opinion piece…

For millions of Americans have been radicalized now, by authoritarian forces that would defeat the very ideals this country stands for.

She just branded millions of law abiding Americans as radical enemies of the state, can’t get much more authoritarian than that, until you march them off to the gulag anyway.


Do you deny there are millions of Americans who believe Biden did not win the election? Promoted by the guy that lost and his sycophants?

It worked for Trump. Well, for a while, anyway.

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Nope, doesn’t make them enemies of the state, or radical for that matter.


She said they are radicalized. Is that inaccurate? Was not the actions on Jan 6, radical?

“Millions” is hyperbole.

Ok…so Jan 6 was just a peaceful protest, that got a bit out of hand.

Keep defending those that are more loyal to a man, vs their country and the rule of law.

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55% of Republicans believe his 2020 election loss resulted from illegal voting or election rigging. Paradoxically, 35% of Republicans agreed with both of the following theories: that the people who gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th were peaceful, law-abiding Americans and that it was actually led by violent left-wing protestors trying to make Trump look bad

Is that at least 2 million people?

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Well…millions of Republicans do believe that the election was stolen

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He’s not moving out of lib heads, he’s staying there, rent free! :rofl:


To me, believing that the election was stolen doesn’t make a person radicalized, it just means they believe a lie from someone they trust.

Ignoring reality, can cause problems down the line.

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Agreed, we’re here because of lib fantasy manifesting into cancer. :wink:


It is a pretty bug ■■■■■■■ lie, to buy into that lie. It undermines the credibility of our systems.

There is also the 35% of Republicans that believe the people who gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th were peaceful, law-abiding Americans and that it was actually led by violent left-wing protestors trying to make Trump look bad.

Let’s not forget the majority of pubs in congress, agree with that as well.

It’s will much better once he is out of office for us.

Oh he is, you don’t say…


BUT, working to overturn a free and fair election is indeed a marker of authoritarianism.

Yes, but the majority of people who believe Trump’s lies continue to go to work everyday, continue to pay their bills, and will vote in the next election. They aren’t radicals.