This May Only Be The Beginning

By Daniel Nardini

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - CommentaryIn my December 24th commentary, I had predicted that a right wing movement would emerge that would become a major issue for the new year. It frightens me how accurate that prediction was. The violent storming of the U.S. Congress building was a terrifying spectacle that only showed how fragile democracy and our republic can be. Fortunately, our republic has survived despite this. However, in my mind, this may only be the beginning rather than the end of a growing right wing movement. For those who think that the virtual insurrection in Washington, D.C. was the end of the pro-Trumpist supporters, in my mind they could not be more mistaken.

This right wing movement will simply morph into something else and become ever more powerful, ever more better organized, and will spread to other parts of the country. As time progresses, ever more right wing and extremist reactionary and nationalistic groups and organizations will come together in a more powerful coalition that will use a number of tactics at their disposal. One of these tactics will be mass terror and creating an atmosphere of fear and paranoia. We have already seen this occur. Another tactic will be using their growing vast resources and technological prowess to convince more people and co-opt more politicians on a local, state and federal level to their cause(s). They will use all tactics fair and foul to gain and regain power on a local, state and national level.

There is no doubt that they will be much stronger and more influential in areas solidly Republican and pro-Trump. They will battle for control in the streets, in the major and minor cities, and in the halls of political power by the vote against Democrat and what they deem leftist candidates. These forces will also fight in the streets against leftist groups and coalitions in huge turf wars. Former U.S. President Donald Trump in my view is on his way out from the political scene, but someone else could fill his shoes to make the right wing movement as viable. It could be more than one single person. As much as I fear such a powerful right wing movement, my equal fear is that Democratic politicians may use what they call a “right wing insurrectionist movement” to pass unconstitutional laws and ordinances to restrict ordinary peoples’ movement and civil liberties. All of this I find truly scary, and I would be happy if my predictions were wrong. Only time will tell how right or not I am.

Photo: Samuel Corum

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