r/politics Jun 02 '21

'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/01/our-entire-democracy-now-risk-because-gop-attacks-warn-100-scholars
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u/Blahblkusoi North Carolina Jun 02 '21

I'm pretty sure the ship has already sailed. There's no way to deprogram so many people.

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u/LanceBassProShop Jun 02 '21

There's only one way but it affects us all: heavily regulate the internet.

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u/romacopia Jun 02 '21

That's a terrible idea. Preventing one kind of authoritarianism with another just creates different problems.

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u/PutnamPete Jun 02 '21

This. There is no such thing as anti-authoritarian authoritarianism.

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u/good_drawerer Jun 02 '21

Hmm, there might be some legitimacy to that. Consider the Paradox of Tolerance. It may take authoritarian action to beat a authoritarian coup.

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u/Boy-Abunda California Jun 02 '21

That was done in Cuba and other places. It never works out for the best.

Once democracy is gone, it is very difficult to get it back.

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u/Blahblkusoi North Carolina Jun 03 '21

Getting it back is always bloody. We can't afford that in the nuclear age.