- Sociologist and activist Frances Fox Piven warned the US about getting complacent after the midterms.
- “I don’t think this fight over elemental democracy is over, by any means,” Piven instructed the Guardian.
- She added that there is still a probability that the US may develop into a “fascist country.”
A veteran sociologist and activist has warned that the US is still on the path to becoming a fascist nation.
In an interview with The Guardian revealed on Thursday, Frances Fox Piven — a tutorial once targeted and threatened by far-right figures — warned that Americans shouldn’t get complacent after the midterms, the place a widely-anticipated purple wave for the Republican Party failed to materialize. The GOP, although, did take management of the House.
“I don’t think this fight over elemental democracy is over, by any means,” Piven instructed The Guardian. “The United States was well on the road to becoming a fascist country – and it still can become a fascist country.”
The idea that America could come under fascist rule has been mentioned, generally with reference to former President Donald Trump. For occasion, former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen warned in October that Trump is a normal bearer for corrupt dictator wannabes” and a “poster boy for fascism.”
Piven is not the solely educational who has predicted a fascist tilt to American politics in the future.
In January, famous political scientist Thomas Homer-Dixon warned that American democracy may collapse if Trump wins in 2024. In an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Homer-Dixon, who describes himself as a “scholar of violent battle,” warned that the US is becoming “more and more ungovernable.” He also predicted that the US could “descend into civil warfare” if it continues on its current path.
While the 2022 election results mean the Democratic Party retains control of the Senate, Piven cautioned that there are many things still in place that might lead America down the path to fascism.
“There is the loopy mob, MAGA; an elite that is oblivious to what is required for political stability; and a grab-it-and-run mentality that is very sturdy, very harmful,” Piven told The Guardian.
“I used to be very frightened about what would occur in the election, and it may still occur,” she added.
Piven added that in the years to come, there will be “vengeance politics” and attacks on President Joe Biden from the right wing — particularly in a Republican-controlled Congress.
“The MAGA mob is not a majority of the American inhabitants by any stretch of the creativeness, however the fascist mob do not have to be the majority to set in movement the sorts of insurance policies that crush democracy,” she added.