Candid Wall Street barons worry that GOP tax plan will lead to literal euthanasia of the rentier

Keeping it peaceful is a thing that requires work, courage, brains and luck. It ain’t easy.

Which is one of the reasons why you don’t want to leave it until the last minute. The more intense the oppression, the lower the possibility of a peaceful response.

It certainly isn’t something that you’d choose when there is a realistic possibility of a less risky path to follow.

YMMV, but I do not see such a path.

US electoral administration is under the control of fascists who have clearly shown their intention to use that power to whatever degree is necessary to maintain dominance.

The status quo is not survivable.

The US is already contributing to international mass murder, and is very obviously gearing up for another war.

“Good German” is not a role that I find admirable.


I do not see any realistic chance of deposing the Trumpists by constitutional means. I do see an obvious and rapid trajectory of the Trumpists into full-scale mass-slaughter fascism.

I also see a current reality in which millions of poor Americans are functionally enslaved in a brutally biased carceral state, where poor Americans are routinely murdered by police with no chance of justice, where poor Americans are being crushed beneath increasingly unfettered corporate feudalism.

America is already having a fascist revolution. It began a year ago, and it continues today. There is a socialist counter-revolution brewing in response.

It is going to blow eventually; the working class can not and will not tolerate the pressure forever. The sooner it goes, the better the chance of a relatively peaceful and positive outcome.