In the larger scheme of things, the demise of the Alt-Right doesn’t matter. The whole thing was a tempest in a teacup compared to the tsunami that is coming down the road.
“President Biden paused last week, during one of the busiest stretches of his presidency, for a nearly two-hour private history lesson from a group of academics who raised alarms about the dire condition of democracy at home and abroad.
The conversation during a ferocious lightning storm on Aug. 4 unfolded as a sort of Socratic dialogue between the commander in chief and a select group of scholars, who painted the current moment as among the most perilous in modern history for democratic governance, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private meeting.
Comparisons were made to the years before the 1860 election when Abraham Lincoln warned that a “house divided against itself cannot stand” and the lead-up to the 1940 election, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt battled rising domestic sympathy for European fascism and resistance to the United States joining World War II. …”
Five years ago, there weren’t nearly as many radicals in the population as there are today. The number of radicals has exploded over the past three years. Political instability is getting worse. There is no going back to “normal.” History shows that this usually only ends one way.
My guess is that the well being index has taken a bit of a dive lately with the political stress index ratcheting up to another high. The only thing missing now is a spark.
Note: Joe Six Pack is ready for revolution now. Look at 1/6.