2021 was a quiet year.
In spite of 24/7/365 non-stop hysteria from Washington-based “journalists” about “the insurrection” and the threat posed by “domestic extremism,” nothing much really happened.
Donald Trump left office and returned to golfing at Mar-a-Lago. The streets were calmer than in previous years. The QAnon insurrectionists didn’t lay siege to the Capitol again. There wasn’t a single accelerationist mass shooting either. Joe Biden hasn’t had to use the military to quell an “insurgency.”
Last week, Dana Milbank started a conversation among establishment liberals on Twitter about how “journalists” were accomplices in the “murder of democracy” for criticizing Joe Biden. He is back this weekend with his even more ominous 2022 forecast about the resurgence of Trumpism.
“Indeed, the United States has already gone through what the CIA identifies as the first two phases of insurgency — the “pre-insurgency” and “incipient conflict” phases — and only time will tell whether the final phase, “open insurgency,” began with the sacking of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters on Jan. 6. …
The enemies of democracy must not be allowed to prevail. We are on the doorstep of the “open insurgency” stage of civil conflict, and Walter writes that once countries cross that threshold, the CIA predicts, “sustained violence as increasingly active extremists launch attacks that involve terrorism and guerrilla warfare, including assassinations and ambushes.”
It is no exaggeration to say the survival of our country is at stake.”
I honestly don’t see it happening that way.
I would say that the evidence is overwhelming that establishment liberals are going to lose power in the 2022 midterms. It is much more likely that the so-called “enemies of democracy” will just continue to keep a low profile until they easily vote the Democrats out of power. The GOP appears to be developing unstoppable momentum on the platform “Let’s Go Brandon.”
Maybe there isn’t an “insurgency” or a “civil war.” Perhaps the polarization and gridlock ends when one of the two sides just unexpectedly keels over and collapses because it is discredited by, say, inflation and its own cultural extremism? Isn’t it conceivable that Your Favorite President might be restored to power by default because the only alternative the public sees is four more years of Joe Biden?