The fact that so many Americans, including liberals, support a pardon for Trump is further evidence that a lot of Americans aren’t interested in justice, unity, or “healing”—they’re just afraid.
Machismo has a lot to do with why some Latinos vote Republican, as research shows that men who are insecure about their manhood tend to vote conservative. But recent attacks on abortion rights threaten to lose the GOP even more Latino voters.
What do the attack on author Salman Rushdie in western New York and calls by Trump supporters to dismantle the FBI, or even physically assault agents, after the raid on the former president’s home have in common? Both involve calls for violence to achieve political aims.
Conservatives adorn themselves head-to-toe in Trumpian regalia and plaster their property with jarring right-wing imagery, and their intensity, their bellowing, their outright fanaticism—all of it binds conservatives to the Republican Party.
While recent studies show that half of Americans have largely checked out, opting to avoid seeing or hearing news and just trying to get by, those increasingly of the right wing are choosing to believe outright lies or untruths.
Scotland is officially part of the U.K., but it functions as an independent nation. That’s an oversimplification, of course, but the point is that many nations have autonomous regions. So how would that work in the United States?
All signs point to the fact that the Republicans have largely given up on democracy and governing, and are instead pushing the country toward an open civil war.
About half of all Americans believe that “there will be a civil war in the United States in [their] lifetime,” and that the nation will “cease to be a democracy” soon.