While I agree with every point you make in your article, Danielle, it's chastening to remember that Trump isn't in the White House because he stormed Washington DC with a private army as per Mussolini but because nearly 43 million dull-eyed ignorant and often racist citizens eagerly voted for him. Those people aren't going anywhere, and they overwhelmingly approve every disgusting repellent thing Trump proposes. It's difficult to see how total social collapse into a brutal tyranny can be avoided given this simple fact.

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