US could be under rightwing dictator by 2030, Canadian professor warns

Canadian political scientist warns in op ed of Trumpist threat to American democracy and possible effect on northern neighbor


Guardian: The US could be under a rightwing dictatorship by 2030, a Canadian political science professor has warned, urging his country to protect itself against the “collapse of American democracy”.

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“We mustn’t dismiss these possibilities just because they seem ludicrous or too horrible to imagine,” Thomas Homer-Dixon, founding director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, wrote in the Globe and Mail.

“In 2014, the suggestion that Donald Trump would become president would also have struck nearly everyone as absurd. But today we live in a world where the absurd regularly becomes real and the horrible commonplace.”

The author cited eventualities centered on a Trump return to the White House in 2024, possibly including Republican-held state legislatures refusing to accept a Democratic win.

Trump, he warned, “will have only two objectives, vindication and vengeance” of the lie that his 2020 defeat by Joe Biden was the result of electoral fraud.

A “scholar of violent conflict” for more than four decades, Homer-Dixon said Canada must take heed of the “unfolding crisis”.

“A terrible storm is coming from the south, and Canada is woefully unprepared. Over the past year we’ve turned our attention inward, distracted by the challenges of Covid-19, reconciliation and the accelerating effects of climate change.  Read more…

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  1. If I want to hear what a canadien says I’ll piss up the falls and divinate the bubbles.
    To my northern neighbor, I have but one thing to say,…

    How long will you stay on your knees ? A realm is but a whore on a chain.

    • it’s terrifying thinking about that maybe it come the day which last place in the world in where you will have to run away to be free may be North Korea.. . 🙂

  2. Like Ceaucescu and Mussolini, Fidelito’s day is coming, hopefully soon. Yeah, Canada is so wonderfully free, just ask the doctors who have been fired because they told the truth about Covid.

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