It is alarming to read about the Republicans doubling down on their support of Donald Trump and the brand of extremism. Normally I’m not one to live in any kind of fear but the GOP is not distancing themselves from Trump as we could easily expect and this could lead to increasing societal instability. CNN is reporting that Representative McCarthy is granting Trump an audience in Florida. Currently Trump could reasonably be considered the most dangerous man in America.
Trump has a literal army of sycophants ready to jump at the chance to prove their loyalty to him in return for some reward, whether imagined or real. Trump’s followers are willing to hurt or kill for him and have proven this with the insurrection be at the capitol. In fact his own niece, Mary Trump, rightfully warned us all of the dangers of a man with unbridled narcissism and personality disorder. America failed to heed the warning.
America also failed to elect a strong leader. The Democrats found a weak, puppet of a president in Joe Biden. When Biden fails to deliver (if not outrightly ignore) on just about every major working class agenda, anger will rise and give birth to a new and unprecedented level of extremism. In a time when everyday Americans are repudiating neoliberalism, we see the DNC doubling down on it, thereby paving the road to a comeback for Donald J. Trump.
The United States Government needs to figure out how to best quell the anger. The answer does not lie in a police state. The answer lies in making America fair for the working class with Medicare For All and a Social Security Income of 2000.00 per month dated retroactively to March 1st of 2020. Do this and Trumpism dies an ignoble death. Not even the most hardened Trump supporter would look the gift horse in the mouth.