For decades now, the right wing in this country has supported authoritarian and corrupt governments in other countries. In those countries, all parts of the government are corrupt and often rule in total opposition to the will of the public. The media is almost always right wing and is little different than Pravda was. The oligarchies are often created through state violence and using paramilitary groups to beat people back. Well, that model has been imported, and we have been tending towards that for some time anyway. The right wing will not only do this, they’ll ruin the internet like they ruined the rest of the media, free expression and discussion of issues outside of the control of the rich and powerful and they will work to undermine voting rights and the democratic process in any way they can. They’re soulless bastards, and if people become radicalized by this all (which is already happening), they will likely use state violence to beat people back. If the Democrats cannot be reformed at the national level, and I think that is the case unless something radically changes, what in the hell do we have within this political system to actually be a good counterweight? If the Democrats can’t be reformed, and I see no evidence at all going back decades that they are up to the task or interested in fighting back against their top donors, then we shouldn’t waste out time with that party. Might make sense to vote for some Democrats, but to put all our eggs in that basket makes little sense. We should work to help the DSA continue to grow. Seems to provide much more hope than the damn Democrats. The Republicans should be an extreme and regional minority party.