My biggest worry is becoming Italy

Date:2020-11-21 07:13:42
In Reply To:... so about Trump's attempts to form an autocracy.... any long-term predictions? (nt) by Russ
Electing charismatic fools akin to Berlusconi who turn the US into a joke internationally. I'm not especially worried about an actual strongman autocrat like Chavez coming in and upending not just democratic norms but whole institutions and constitutions: there's plenty of evidence that we have good institutions and too strong an opposition to that sort of thing for it to take hold here without a generational shift. But I will warn you that such a shift starts with a rejection of liberalism, whether in favor of socialism or populism, so we'd better address this soon.

"You bandits don't just die quickly, I mean, example: This one guy in New Haven, cities burning, people dying left and right, yada yada yada, and this jackhole rushes me with a spoon. A frickin' spoon. And I'm just, dying laughing right? So I just scoop out his eyeballs with it and his kids are like, 'waaah', he can't see where he's going, bumping into stuff, maybe you just had to be there. Anyway, the moral is, you're a total bitch." - Handsome Jack

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