Are Republicans A Threat To ‘Democracy’?
by Dean Cannon
Yes and no.
First, it depends on what you mean by ‘Democracy’. Second, it depends on what you mean by ‘Republican’.
For Democrats the word democracy is a euphemism for what they really mean: Democratic Socialism. The official name of communist North Korea is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Communist Laos goes by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Marxist North Vietnam was known as the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and so on and so forth. The real question is: are real Republicans, Conservatives or the MAGA movement a threat to Democratic Socialism? The answer to that is absolutely yes.
If Republicans despise Democracy they have done a terrible job of trying to dismantle it.
No serious destroyer of America’s exceptional form of it would appoint a person who was not 100% ideologically aligned with his or her radical goals. However, Trump appointed the very man who recently authorized the raid on his home in Mar-a-Lago, Christopher Wray. During his tenure in office Trump appointed, or kept, seemingly moderate officials like Bill Barr, Debbie Birx, General Milley, Anthony Fauci and others. Many of these people have since sought cover in the bureaucracy or with the Democratic Socialists themselves. In summer 2020 President Trump stood down his authority to let the states handle a Marxist-inspired street insurgency which caused at least $8 billion dollars worth of damage to America’s middle class. This acquiescence may have cost him with his ‘radical’ base which expected him to restore law and order. When anti-socialist Americans (duped by saboteurs) thought they also had a right to publicly redress their grievances they assembled at the steps of our nation’s Capitol on January 6th. The true story of what happened next will be the subject of many yet-to-be-written history books. The immediate results were that DC Republicans chose to denounce their own protesters’ actions. So, it’s clear that mainstream Republicans not only aren’t a threat to Democracy, they are not much of a threat to Democratic Socialism. They also have yet to seriously defend the Constitutional Republic.
But that is all starting to change.
Tired of inaction in the face of rising Democratic Socialism, Trumped-backed primary winners have out-won their establishment opponents by 175 – 14 (by 8/8/22). These results are stunning. The Republican Party is remaking itself into a party of the people, not the establishment, in real-time. The Democratic Socialists see this too, and promptly raided a former President’s home— an unprecedented act in our 250 year history. They did what all Democratic Socialists do when they are close to attaining or losing complete power; they lash out by using the powers of the state to arrest and harass their enemies.
The answer is very clear. Democrats are actually a threat to America’s unique form of Democracy while Conservative Republicans are a threat to Democratic Socialism. This distinction will be important in the years ahead.