The popular image of political violence is that of a downtrodden revolutionary taking up arms against an oppressive government. But oftentimes the instigators of violent conflict are groups that were once in charge but have lost their power and status.
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.
White supremacy is on the rise in this country and around the world. Violent racists are winning GOP approval, and attempting to destroy democracy is now a point of pride for Republicans. Indeed, the “party of law and order has gone noticeably soft on terrorism
Social scientists believe that white Americans see their numbers and influence declining, and when that decrease is especially jarring — such as in certain school districts — they lose their “fundamental need to count, to be recognized and respected.”
When you let people who don’t believe in democracy take power, you get moves toward minority rule.
The 2020 census showed Latinos made up more than 50 percent of U.S. population growth, and that with each passing year the GOP’s base is shrinking.
Republicans aren’t really worried about critical race theory harming kids, as almost half are opposed to public schools teaching about racism at all.