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I am not sure if American political culture is salvagable in any working form, and I have no confidence that anything arising from the ashes will be even as good as the previously flawed status quo. Democracy doesn't work when a good chunk of the political actors have decided that winner-take-all eliminationism is the way to go. That leads to fascism, if they win at the ballot box, or to civil war, if they lose decisively.

I'd put my money on death camps and/or nuclear war.

by Zwackus on Thu Feb 22nd, 2018 at 04:55:47 AM EST
The Twank, is that you? Please stop possessing Zwackus.
by Bjinse on Mon Feb 26th, 2018 at 08:13:18 PM EST
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No no, here is the difference. Twank always sounded happy about it, and I'm kind of sad about it.
by Zwackus on Tue Feb 27th, 2018 at 05:17:21 AM EST
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Trump on China's Xi consolidating power: 'Maybe we'll give that a shot some day'

A Drumpf dynasty would not surprise me. I had this image in 2016 while hearing how novel is Trump in contrast to the Bush and Clinton families. The universe might conspire for that, with the irony that other president could have been enjoying an extra term now. Willing support is ready:

5 Reasons Why America Should Become A Real Empire ("Return Of Kings" warning... indeed)

Didn't we have some conditioning  "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier"... "just so long as I'm the dictator" ... from yet other president?

by das monde on Mon Mar 5th, 2018 at 10:02:31 AM EST
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Term limits

US Americans have difficulty comprehending structures of government other than their own. They do not even understand their own. This deficiency of judgment necessarily prevents them from differentiating legitimate, unlimited term limits of parliamentary leaders and those of "presidents" or, say, monarchs rattling state treasuries around the world.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Mar 6th, 2018 at 04:47:25 PM EST
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