Twitter essay by Julius Ghost, worth the time to read:
"I'd like to speak the obvious necessary things about the Republican
Party, the most central of which is that this is not an organization
that is participating in democracy.
Rather, they are cynically utilizing our democracy's vulnerabilities.
I agree with
this. I have no interest in arguing with fascists, or with those who
continue to want to apply the methods of health to unhealthy times.
Mobilize, find disaffected people and give them a vision of a society that works for them.
A) I’ve always wondered why “the US is not a democracy, it’s a Republic”
was just as closely correlated with being an asshole as having a
crusader profile pic, and I think it’s because those saying it are
genuinely hostile to democracy.
B) No moreso than a dozen states with a combined population less than that of LA does now.
Tyranny of the majority is bad, but it doesn’t then follow that majorities are always bad.
And minority rule by white supremacy, which we now have, is far worse.
Say “we are a republic, not a democracy.”
Fine. I’ll grant the point. It’s a worthless point.
The republic is a worthless dictatorship and an unjust nightmare if it can’t support equal and fair democratic representation."
I basically agree with all this, certainly what he says about the GOP and how they must be dealt with is spot on. His take on Russia is quite interesting and I don't disagree completely but still the idea that Trump is a foreign agent, is disturbing as fuck to me.