Ignorance of History’s Great Empires’ Perilous Fate Ensures One’s Destiny to Succumb to Deadly Autothysis.. John Johnson II 06/07/23
By John Johnson II
Normally, autothysis is a process where an animal intentionally destroys itself. But given the current legislative actions undertaken by the Republican Party at both the national and local levels, it’s apparent that autothysis is a condition attributable to the Republican Party. It’s as though they’re willing to sacrifice their lives and families, if necessary, to destroy democracy. How can this be?
The Republican Party recognizes that it’s highly improbable that they will again win a major election. Therefore, they’ve concentrated on gerrymandering to consolidate, and amass power at the local and state levels. Consequently, by controlling state governments at all three levels, their chance of regaining the presidency increases.
However, because even these anti-democratic tactics are no guarantee that they’ll be successful, their new strategy is to win the 2024 presidential election even if includes dismantling democracy and Republicans succumbing to autothysis. But why would humans submit to an instinct currently only associated with animals and insects? What separates humans from animals?
Can Republicans filled with racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and homophobia no longer exist as humans? Regrettably, European white settlers came with, or manufactured reasons to hate, kill, and enslaved nonwhite people.
The Civil War may have saved The Union and ended slavery, but the government continues to nurture the white supremacy ideology. This government supported and elected by white people has suppressed and marginalized immigrants, Black people, and any group they deemed unfit according to their white Christian Evangelical doctrine.
Unfortunately, to this very day, the Republican Party and millions of their base of white supremacists remain a part of the conservative side of a divided America. When Republican Rep. Marjorie Green praised the January 6, 2021, insurrectionists as patriots and Iowa State Rep. Shannon Lundgren demanded that women should carry a dead fetus to term, their state of autothysis decomposed.
This divide now grows exponentially by the mere fact that the former president, who attempted to overthrow our government, is the leading Republican presidential candidate. DeSantis, Governor, second in the polls, has managed to widen the divide by turning Florida from a free state to a gun carrying wild west. His book banning tactics is reminiscent of insane book banning by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s during the 1950s.
Again, America’s government is comprised of two major political parties, Democratic and Republican. Both parties remain divided on three key issues: racial, social, and political. Religion reigns as the universal moral determinator of what is inclusive or exclusive. Republicans, on the issue of race, endorse exclusion for non-whites; for social they’re homophobic; and political, they’re for limited government for themselves. On the other hand, Democrats are for racial inclusion for everyone; for social, they’re progressive; and for political they endorse big government with endowments for social programs.
Somehow, these simple examples may still not fully explain the reason for our Nation’s divide. An analogy involving two football coaches might provide a clearer understanding. Each coach in this analogy represents the Democratic Team or the Republican. In this instance, “A greatly Improved America,” represents the Super Bowl Trophy. Shouldn’t political parties compete to allow voters to determine which has the integrity, skills, and plans to “Make America Great for all its people?
The Democratic Coach’s offensive “game Plan” involves lowering taxes for the poor, raising taxes on the wealthy, expanding health care, increasing regulations to protect the economy/environment, and hold everyone accountable to the Rule of Law. The Republican Coach’s offensive game plan involves legislating huge tax breaks for the wealthy, reducing funding for social programs, deregulation of corporations, restrictions on labor unions, free market, and selectively applying the Rule of Law.
The Republican coach designed an offensive plan to “Make America Great” exclusive of some people. The Democrat coach designed an offensive plan to “Make America Great “ inclusive for all people. Which Coach would rather succumb to ? The autothysis develops a defensive plan to shut down anyone or anything standing in the way of inclusivity?
YOU BE THE JUDGE!