America’s been in a kind of deep, profound denial about its own descent into fascist-authoritarianism over the last three years. That’s exactly why the bad guys have been so staggeringly successful — it’s taken them just three years to accomplish more or less the entire fascist checklist.
Absolutely. America has found comfort in denial and for a simple reason. Admission is guilt would require a reaction. As long as they remain complacent, the oppression will continue. As a black woman I am outraged by the way they treat Portland’s citizens. They have the right to peacefully protest. I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for your writing.