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That makes total sense for their idiocy regarding the world around them, but I wonder why they are such bumbling fools in their own political environment as well. It's one thing for a competent fascist to make dramatically mistaken foreign policy decisions because they believe their own bullshit - just look at Hitler. The crop we have today is far too incompetent to get past the "consolidate authoritarian power" stage.

I mean, Trump clearly WANTS to use state power to illegally hold onto power, and I think he had a real window to actually stage a coup. And yet he's just too incompetent to actually make it happen. His supporters are violent and angry, but also completely lack any ability to organize or cooperate for effective thuggery. Their plots are laughably stupid and easily thwarted.

by Zwackus on Tue Nov 17th, 2020 at 07:35:18 AM EST
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The worry is that Trump/Boris will move the Overton window as to what constitutes competence/responsible politics and will be replaced by far more competent/insidious fascists.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Nov 17th, 2020 at 12:46:01 PM EST
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In the US I think that is a given.  The question is how bad it is going to get and what success obtained.

We'll have a better understanding after the 2022 mid-terms.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Nov 17th, 2020 at 09:05:22 PM EST
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