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Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:45 PM

Prepare for Right-Wing U.S. Dictatorship Before 2030, Scholar Urges Canada

A Canadian political scientist has urged his country's government to prepare for the possibility of the United States becoming a right-wing dictatorship before 2030.

In an op-ed published in The Globe and Mail on Friday, Thomas Homer-Dixon, an executive director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, warned his country had to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

"By 2025, American democracy could collapse, causing extreme domestic political instability, including widespread civil violence," Homer-Dixon wrote.

https://www.newsweek.com/prepare-right-wing-dictatorship-america-2030-scholar-urges-canada-1664810

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Reply Prepare for Right-Wing U.S. Dictatorship Before 2030, Scholar Urges Canada (Original post)
Swede Jan 2022 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2022 #1
Baked Potato Jan 2022 #2
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2022 #21
Baked Potato Jan 2022 #23
Irish_Dem Jan 2022 #40
roamer65 Jan 2022 #3
Abolishinist Jan 2022 #6
roamer65 Jan 2022 #17
DBoon Jan 2022 #20
Abolishinist Jan 2022 #25
roamer65 Jan 2022 #33
AlexSFCA Jan 2022 #26
Tree-Hugger Jan 2022 #31
Name removed Jan 2022 #4
roamer65 Jan 2022 #5
FelineOverlord Jan 2022 #7
PortTack Jan 2022 #9
Polybius Jan 2022 #12
FelineOverlord Jan 2022 #43
Skittles Jan 2022 #13
Earth-shine Jan 2022 #8
Celerity Jan 2022 #10
Baked Potato Jan 2022 #18
alphafemale Jan 2022 #11
PortTack Jan 2022 #14
Baked Potato Jan 2022 #15
PortTack Jan 2022 #16
Fiendish Thingy Jan 2022 #24
Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #27
Swede Jan 2022 #29
Johnny2X2X Jan 2022 #19
David__77 Jan 2022 #22
vercetti2021 Jan 2022 #28
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2022 #37
vercetti2021 Jan 2022 #38
NickB79 Jan 2022 #30
roamer65 Jan 2022 #34
NickB79 Jan 2022 #41
roamer65 Jan 2022 #44
Initech Jan 2022 #32
DFW Jan 2022 #35
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2022 #36
betsuni Jan 2022 #39
Voltaire2 Jan 2022 #42

Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:47 PM

1. Yeah, I am certain of it. It is simple, when this many people, rightwingers, are OK with

fascism and ending democracy so they can have white supremacy, its over.

And it will be very deadly.

If the DOJ isnt right now preparing indictments from trump and the others, bye bye.

Joe Manchin will go down with Sinema as the lynchpins of destroying America. Well, them and ALL cons since they ALL are preventing voting.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:54 PM

2. So goes the USA, goes the world. Rich folk better get their shit together. Nt

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:47 PM

21. They're mostly planning on watching the world burn from their boltholes in New Zealand (n/t)

 

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:52 PM

23. Sadly agree. And, thanks for the new word knowledge "bolthole". Fitting. Nt

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 07:02 AM

40. They are getting their act together. Accruing as much wealth as possible.

Installing leaders who will keep representing them, not the people.

And insulating themselves from the political chaos and climate change.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:04 PM

3. Canada, get ready for the Provinces of New England, New York and Michigan.

🇨🇦

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:21 PM

6. If you don't mind,

I would like to add Washington, Oregon, and California to the list.

By the way, I think you're on to something here! Just freak'n leave before they can do the Civil War thingy! Win win!

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Response to Abolishinist (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:19 PM

17. How do we spell relief?

S-E-C-E-D-E.

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Response to Abolishinist (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:41 PM

20. California has more in common with British Columbia than with Texas

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Response to DBoon (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:05 PM

25. I've only been to Vancouver once,

but found it to be a really interesting city. So you're probably right!

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Response to Abolishinist (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 12:56 AM

33. Beautiful British Columbia.

Their license plates donít lie.

It is stunningly beautiful.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:08 PM

26. 100%

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 12:28 AM

31. Please

Invade and liberate Pennsylvania, too.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:08 PM

5. Yugoslavia 1990's.

That is what happens when multiethnic countries fall apart.

Germany was very homogeneous in 1923.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:28 PM

7. I'll say it right now

I will NEVER accept a RW dictatorship.

NEVER.

I will NEVER accept Trump back in office, either.

I understand the French Resistance more each day.

We will fight against and resist everything they do.




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Response to FelineOverlord (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:39 PM

9. Right there with ya!!

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Response to FelineOverlord (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:58 PM

12. Only if Trump legitimately wins in 2024 will I except it

I won't like it, but I'll except it.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:42 PM

43. They are passing voter suppression laws in multiple states, especially swing states.

They are not only going to try to steal as many seats next year as they can, but they plan to completely STEAL the 2024 election.

This is why they are so terrified of Marc Elias, because his team is fighting against this.




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Response to FelineOverlord (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:58 PM

13. DAMN STRAIGHT

ANITFA WILL BE REAL

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:37 PM

8. If we become a right-wing dictatorship, liberals in this country, and Canada as a whole are under

direct threat.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:43 PM

10. If the Rethugs take back both chambers of Congress in 2022, then hold them and gain back POTUS as

well in 2024, and do so via various nefarious means (especially POTUS) that hold up, then you can put a fork in the US as we know it. Especially if the POTUS is somehow the old bloated crazed Trump and there are no voter rights/protection bills passed in 2022. Also, if Breyer fails to retire before the 2022 midterms, and we lose the Senate then, there is no chance we will fill that seat (if he does retire or dies in 2023 and beyond) before 2025, and that 2025 date requires us to both win back the Senate and hold the POTUS in the 2024 elections. A Rethug-controlled Senate will likely never again approve a Dem POTUS-nominated SCOTUS potential Justice, unless it is a RWer they sign off on.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:21 PM

18. I think they are planning to blatantly cheat and steal elections.

T***p got the GOP into a place where they arenít even considering putting forth plans to move America forward. They have given up on any semblance of governing. The Republicans in charge are bowing to a fascist faction of the population that are driven by delusions of living in an ethnic-cleansed State.

They, of course, are playing with fire. But, many Americans it seems are bored with democracy and are fascist-curious. They may have strong religious feelings that God will not let their world crumble. They are wrong. Eventually, if there isnít a reckoning of justice and equality there will be a point in which Democracy loving and heretofore peaceful Americans will fight back.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:44 PM

11. Burn everything to the ground if that happens.

 

They think they knew riots before?

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 09:59 PM

14. Newsweek has become a RW talking point magazine.

Iím not saying we have nothing to worry about..far from it.

What worries me even more is a once mainstream magazine turned right wing mouth piece publishing articles to purposely scare and incite.

They make it sound like we the dems are just going to sIt around and let it happen. They want us to believe we are sheep with no options and no power. That is simply not the case

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Response to PortTack (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:06 PM

15. Totally agree. They are getting in Russian propaganda-land. Nt

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:13 PM

16. Thank you!! This kind of vapid stuff needs to be countered

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Response to PortTack (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:56 PM

24. NewsWeek is the magazine that published coup architect John Eastman's column

The one that claimed VP Harris was constitutionally ineligible to be VP.

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Response to PortTack (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:43 PM

29. The article was published in the Globe and Mail a Canadian newspaper.

Newsweek just republished it.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:26 PM

19. I have several Canadian friends

Canadians follow US politics closely. The last several years I get calls from some of them and itís obvious theyíre looking for reassurance from me, I canít give them any.

I started telling them a few years ago that they should prepare for a fascist regime in the US whoíre hell bent on expanding our borders and will use our military to do so.

I hate being so negative, but I donít see our democracy surviving the decade.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:47 PM

22. The Democratic Party could negate that.

In league with a diverse range of groups from neoconservatives to the revolutionary left.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:34 PM

28. Over my dead body

Best believe in a fascist right wing country I'll be executed for being trans. I'll take as many as I can to hell with me. Never will bow to a fascist regime.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:19 AM

37. I would

Be dead too,for being trans. We need to stick together all us gblt folk.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:18 AM

38. Exactly

I'm the tough bitch you do not wanna piss off

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 12:04 AM

30. Expect a military annexation of Canada under a US dictatorship

With climate change and resulting resource shortages and social collapse it will create, an invasion of Canada is no longer unthinkable, assuming we aren't engaged in a Civil War ourselves.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 12:58 AM

34. That would be a full blown war.

I would side with Canada against them.

Many in the northern border states would.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 09:03 AM

41. Depends how bad it gets down here

If our breadbasket states face failing crop harvests, while Canada still has good wheat harvests, hunger can change a lot of minds really fast.

And Canada's military wouldn't last long without international help.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #41)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 05:38 PM

44. Depends on how much of our military would cleave off into an independent force.

A sizable chunk of it is multiethnic and would not follow a RW white supremacist faction.

The three generals who did the opíed the other day show the rift in the military.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 12:43 AM

32. Yup, the MAGAs, aided by Fox News and AM hate radio, will lead us to it.

Which is why we must prosecute those who made January 6th happen NOW!

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:10 AM

35. A Canadian friend of mine was in their foreign service for decades

I met him while he was their ambassador to the USA, so he knows the USA well. He retired when his uncle stepped down as PM. He was horrified at the fact that Trump was allowed to occupy the White House at all, and even more so at what Trump did once he got there.

He served under democracies and dictatorships. He knows the difference.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:14 AM

36. Please fight for maryland

A majority of people here are democratic.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:32 AM

39. The bullshit "both sides" thing is ubiquitous.

Have been watching Netflix movies, "Maid in Manhattan": the politician character asks the son of the maid if he's Republican or Democrat, he says, "What's the difference?"

"Don't Look Up," we are shown that the obviously Trump-like president has photos of her hugging Bill Clinton and other Democrats. Both sides!

And all that bullshit that Democrats are corrupt because they receive campaign contributions and are somehow beholden to everything that particular contributor wants. Thanks, idiots!

Way to go, idiot Americans!

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:58 AM

42. Nazis with Nukes.

What could possibly go wrong.

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