The propaganda drumbeat about the dangers of the right wing stealing the 2024 election is building up to an early crescendo. If you've been following the news, you'll have noticed more and more articles appearing, all predicting or forecasting or worrying about right-wingers forcibly "taking power" or overthrowing a "democratic" election result. A few examples (out of many that qualify):
- Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024
- 3 retired generals: The military must prepare now for a 2024 insurrection
- Trump's next coup has already begun
- Right wing steers country toward white supremacy and dictatorship
- Historian Nancy MacLean: We're seeing a right-wing plan built on "decades of disinformation"
- Our constitutional crisis is already here
I suggest the real reason for the sudden brouhaha is that the left has realized the depths of its peril, thanks to its own maladministration of the country in the less than one year since President Biden took office. They're seeing the consequences of their own ineptness reflected in the growing anger and rejection of their platform by the rest of the country. Therefore, they're trying to set the scene to keep the power they stole through electoral fraud in 2020, by hook or by crook.
It is quite simple. The Left expects to lose power over the next two years – both because of the way it gained and used it, and because of its radical, top-down agendas that never had any public support.
After gaining control of both houses of Congress and the presidency – with an obsequious media and the support of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, higher education, popular culture, entertainment and professional sports – the Left has managed in just 11 months to alienate a majority of voters.
The nation has been wracked by unprecedented crime and nonenforcement of the borders. Leftist district attorneys either won’t indict criminals; they let them out of jails or both.
Illegal immigration and inflation are soaring. Deliberate cuts in gas and oil production helped spike fuel prices.
All this bad news is on top of the Afghanistan disaster, worsening racial relations and an enfeebled president.
Democrats are running 10 points behind the Republicans in generic polls, with the midterms less than a year away.
Joe Biden’s negatives run between 50 and 57 percent – in Donald Trump’s own former underwater territory.
Less than a third of the country wants Biden to run for reelection. In many head-to-head polls, Trump now defeats Biden.
In other words, leftist elites are terrified that democracy will work too robustly.
After the Russian collusion hoax, two impeachments, the Hunter Biden laptop stories, the staged melodramas of the Kavanaugh hearings, the Jussie Smollett con, the Covington kids smear and the Rittenhouse trial race frenzy, the people are not just worn out by leftist hysterias, but they also weary of how the Left gains power and administers it.
If Joe Biden were polling at 70 percent approval, and his policies at 60 percent, the current doomsayers would be reassuring us of the “health of the system.”
They are fearful and angry not because democracy doesn’t work, but because it does despite their own media and political efforts to warp it.
When a party is hijacked by radicals and uses almost any means necessary to gain and use power for agendas that few Americans support, then average voters express their disapproval.
That reality apparently terrifies an elite. It then claims any system that allows the people to vote against the Left is not people power at all.
There's more at the link.
I think that gets it said. The "true believers" (a.k.a. "useful idiots") on the left are panicking because they can see the electoral results of their policies staring them in the face. Instead of taking corrective measures, they're doubling down on those policies and making the situation worse (something Vox Day analyzed in the second of his seminal three books on understanding the Social Justice Warrior culture). Simultaneously, they're trying to set the scene to allow them to disregard the popular election result and manipulate the outcome, one way or another, so that they can cling to power by any means necessary.
The frightening thing is, their "true believers" actually believe that the threat is real. They're persuaded by their own propaganda. I'm not - not for a moment. I think any right-thinking person (or, for the sake of this discussion, "correct-thinking" person) would want the will of the people to prevail. I don't see the threat of a right-wing coup as real . . . unless and until the left tries another power grab like 2020's. Enough of us saw and understood what they did there to be determined that it will not be allowed to happen again.
That's why the left is worried. Social projection, much?