Now this guy is up to something.
>We're being conditioned to accept the end of anything like civil rights across the political spectrum, and by now it's too late to go back to normal. No one in power wants normalcy back, and there is a shrinking base of people who want even the idea of "democracy".
From the start, I saw Bolsonaro was deliberately debasing everything about the democratic institutions as soon as he was in office so as to later justify their end. He is far too dumb to figure out this tactic, but his handlers aren't. I'll keep repeating: debasing civilization is the reactionary's method and goal. They always act by unceasingly pushing their bullshit more and more, no matter how prosperous or stable the situation is, and this requires active resistance. Passive resistance, as in the much-vaunted checks and balances, only work during prosperous and stable times. This risks creating a positive feedback loop, in which the deeper a society is dragged downwards, the easier it is for them to drag it down further, as their insanity becomes tolerated, then accepted, then, God help us all, mandatory once they're in control of the State.
However, I see, besides the usual factors we think of when assessing if there's threat of fascism arising (e.g. a burgeoning leftist activity), there's one key difference now, and it's that hitch in the superstructure which we're having trouble analyzing now. This political autism of the masses is another fundamentals tumbling block to fascism as we know it. The latter necessitates mass engagemnenment in politics (although obviously in a farcical, underhanded manner, befitting of its idealist nature), whereas this is now borderline impossible. The amazing passivity in which people in the USA, Brazil and others currently stops that mass theater dead in its tracks. It's no small irony that, although omninormalization could, in theory, allow for fascism to rise because their abominable ideas are more easily accepted, it also renders them incapable of rousing almost anyone but pathological reactionaries into action. They can no longer swindle most of the population to their side, nor even make most of the people believe most of the people are on their side. Although this does bring to mind the bot hordes clogging the internet with reactionary bullshit... It does seem pretty much an ersatz
version of fascism's illusion of being an extremely popular majority.
I agree with these. I'm the fag who keeps yammering about reactionarism as pathology. Its opposition to not just civilization but behavioral modernity is what leads those bastards to see everything as a means to fulfill all their desires. When left completely unchecked, it's tantamount to Freud's death drive, which itself is the "logic of nature", as it were, reaching apotheosis: a final, epic, universal orgy of blood, a Götterdammerung
of all mankind into extinction. That's the sort of madness that reactionaries unconsciously desire when they talk about "elan", "sublimity" (fucking Burke) and any other spooky, deliberately vague notion onto which they inevitably stumble in the rare instance they try to actually logically explain their ideas. And that's how fascism in went down, killing and dying for the sake of killing and dying. The death drive manifested collectively. That's what happens when we let a pathology actually guide society.