‘There need to be mass protests’: Authoritarianism experts say time is running out for Americans to stop Trump
It’s a good, terrifying piece. Please read it.
I’m jaded and cynical, and after watching the largest world-wide protest in history before the Iraq Invasion, I do not think that protests work, except to make the protesters feel better. And I absolutely do not think that Trump and his merry band of thieves could care less. Also, about 40% of the country is cheering-on the creeping fascism and authoritarianism; and the other 60% are watching The Bachelor and binging on streaming services. Possum Hollar would counter-protest from their Medicare scooters, and seriously: which story do you think that the NYTimes (and the rest of our failed political media) would cover?
That said, a general strike might work (which, I know, I know, has even less of a chance of ever happening). You gotta hit the fascists in the bank account. That’s what they are terrified of, not having some shouty people in intersections that they never have their drivers go through.