Posted on Leave a comment

January 6: A Mass Base for Fascism? – Meanwhile, as the Republicans Fracture, a New Political Center Emerges—Further to the Right

As a consequence of Donald Trump’s supporters occupying the Capitol building in Washington, DC after a rally promoting his baseless claims of election fraud, the Republican Party is fracturing, setting the stage for the consolidation of a new bipartisan political center—albeit much further to the right than before. Yet this also paves the way for massive sections of Trump’s base to break away from representative democracy altogether, embracing an explicitly fascist alternative. The events of January 6 offer them martyrs and a revanchist narrative that will serve them for years to come, providing an internal mythos for recruitment and a justification whenever they need to use force.

Continue reading January 6: A Mass Base for Fascism? – Meanwhile, as the Republicans Fracture, a New Political Center Emerges—Further to the Right