The Republic is already lost and gone.
We had a velvet coup – no one noticed, no one believes it. Yet the evidence is all there, right in your faces – and everyone pretends it’s not so. Factions and party cheering the shell game to preserve the facade of what we once were, while the masterminds play us all like cards.
Half the population has made government their god, and the other half is looking to make their chosen political messiah, king. More than two-thirds of the country now look at the Office of President as a quasi-monarchy; a defacto dictatorship that will benefit them and their causes. This fact is made self-evident by the numbers of people who assume that their candidate will be able to do all the things they campaign on via diktat: Make the sea levels fall; stop the Climate; Build a wall, make Mexico pay for it; …
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