Originally Posted by Hlafordlaes
I agree with this broadly, but it's important to point out that this coming fascism will be enabled by milquetoast liberalism that refuses to deal with the real and immediate crisis that is creating an atmosphere of extreme desperation that is necessary for fascism to thrive.
As much as Trump was a reaction to failed promises of the Obama presidency, the next fascist will likely be a reaction to the effete technocratic liberalism on offer from the Biden administration. Fascists lie and engage in conspiratorial thinking, but there is absolutely a core of truth beneath all the nonsense to fuel the sense of grievance. The elites do detest ordinary Americans, the politicians are totally out of touch and don't care for our suffering, and nothing is going to be done to change that until they are removed from the levers of power.
For the fascists, that means seizing power and carving out a small position of comfort for the "real Americans" by crushing their political enemies and brutally exploiting and oppressing undesirable populations.
it would be nice if there were a response to these real grievances besides do-nothing neoliberalism and overt fascism, but I'm not really seeing much on offer on the national level.
Brunching our way to doom!