@QueenieG2017 asked me to predict where we’re heading, and talk about strategies.
We have a two part problem (1) work through the current authoritarian moment and (2) find a better way of dealing with the 1/3 of the population that . . .
The growing diversity creates fears in persons with “authoritarian” dispositions (this has also been called “anti-democratic personality). . .
We’re in one of those right now. It’s a big one.
For perspective, when Hitler came to power, Berlin had become very diverse.
Yes, it's all about diversity 👇
OK, so, how do we get out of this authoritarian moment?
Best scenario: Whatever comes out of the investigations is so damning that Trump’s approval drops back to 36% and stays there long enough for the GOP to fall apart.
A divided GOP will result in a 2020 bloodbath.
Similarly, if the GOP remains united behind a candidate with 36%, we can expect a bloodbath (bigger than the midterms)
Some people have the idea that indictments are a quick fix. They are not. They're the start of a lengthy procedure. We have a presumption of innocence. Guilt is proven at trial. . .
Impeachment may not be a quick fix for reasons I've explained elsewhere. Impeachment without removal (in the Senate) could allow Trump to spin it as a victory.
Those steps obviously didn’t work.