The ambiguous future of American politics

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American fingerprints were all over the military coups carried out all over the world during the Cold War era (and after too). The list goes on and on of this secret that the whole world already knows about. At the time, the word through the vine was that America was the only country free of a military coup. The answer to “Why was there no coup in the United States?” is quite simple: there is no American embassy in Washington. This answer went down in history as a notorious cliché. However, as is the fate of all clichés, this one too is now outdated.

Reports now claim that a US Civil War is on the horizon, not to mention a coup. According to numerous polls conducted in the United States, a significant percentage of Americans believe that their country is immersed in an atmosphere of civil war. The days when Americans believed their home was the heart of liberal democracy are long gone and coups were things that just didn’t happen in their backyards. They believed that the established order was so strong that it would not let anything even resembling a coup pass.

The established American order in Washington has so far been maintained through bipartisan agreement. It didn’t matter if Democrats or Republicans were in power. Especially in American foreign policy, this bipartisan agreement, which was supported by the American military-industrial complex and certain lobbies, was still going strong.

However, public perception of the established order in America is rapidly changing. Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential elections was an ominous sign that this very order was starting to crack. Trump rode the bottom wave of the faction that lost faith in the order. However, it failed to meet the demands of this wave except for minor rework. Despite this, this deep wave is what keeps Trump alive.

In just four years, Trump has moved the Republican Party away from its traditional line. Anti-Trump Republicans, on the other hand, were starting to jump ship. After saying Joe Biden “stole” the 2020 election, he called on Republican state governors, senators and lawmakers to strictly oppose his results. For Republicans who said the Democrats had won the election, the path to politics had narrowed. After the 2022 midterm elections, the Republican Party is expected to take a more Trumpist stance in the US Congress.

The invasion of the United States Congress on January 6 was a first in American history. In the non-fiction book “I Alone Can Fix It” by Washington Post writers Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, they state that Mark Milley, the US Chief of Staff at the time, feared that Trump would launch a coup attempt. It was even claimed that Milley said in a meeting with senior commanders, “They can try, but they won’t succeed. You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA.” and the FBI.. We’re the guys with the guns. Of course, Trump denies the book’s claims.

There’s a cascade of rumors floating around about what could happen in America if Trump shows up in 2024 and loses. Some say the events following the 2020 election will look like child’s play compared to what lies ahead. There is talk of coups d’etat and civil war. It is common knowledge that after the 2020 election, Americans are arming themselves more than ever. Considering that hundreds of white supremacist militias operate in the United States, these scenarios could very well come to pass.

A Washington Post article recently claimed that there could be a coup in 2024, referring to three retired generals. According to these generals, if Trump or another Trumpist figure loses the election, the country could be thrown into chaos. They point out that a Republican refusal to accept the election results could trigger a coup attempt. They therefore recommend that Congress and the current administration take urgent action to stave off these possibilities.

The biggest problem facing America today is “ambiguity”. Friends and enemies of the United States focus on the ambiguity of the future of American politics. There is no doubt that this nebulous haze will affect the global relations of the United States, as well as its allies.

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