This is the editorial by Paul Krugman, about the authoritarian tendencies of the Republican party, the party of patriots, the party of “plain ordinary Americans” as opposed to the “elitist” liberal Democrats. In spite of their claims to popular support, the Republicans have resorted to gerrymandering districts to keep their people in legislative office; passed laws that prevent demographic groups, like minorities and college students, they know won’t vote for them from voting; and tried to bully people out of the idea of voting when the day comes. They don’t give a damn about the people they supposedly represent.
But, I still seek sunlight through the clouds. People are rising up and not taking it any more, which is what the Republicans and their corporate paymaster hope they do. We have the rather extreme example of the”yellow vest” movement in France, where people are rioting against economic policies favoring corporations and the wealthy. (Macron, a lot smarter and smoother than trump, still has the same economic policies.) Does that give us any hope, or ideas? It’s not hopeless, the fight goes on, and we the people shall win.