The fall of the Republican Party

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Once upon a time, there was another party. They were called the Whig party. The Whig party first came into being in 1833. And they were quite influential in their day. Four Presidents were affiliated with this party.

The main reason they did not survive was because of factions within. There were disagreements about the expansion of slavery to its territories. These disagreements were not something the party could work out. They disbanded in 1856.

And now here we are with another party in deep trouble. And like the Whig party before them, Republicans are at an impasse. The soul of the Republican party is at war with itself. Is it so simple as trying to appease the base? Could it be they actually believe the garbage they spew?

The Republicans are participating in an event where nobody will wear masks despite a pandemic going on. They are worshipping a false god. Watching these people loving on a gold statue of a traitor, I feel dread. And I want to shout a warning, but it is already far too late.

Like Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, Republicans have doomed themselves. Daedalus, the father of Icarus, tried to warn him. But Icarus grew cocky with his waxen wings. He did not listen to the warnings, or he forgot them entirely. And so he flew higher and higher until he fell.

That is what we are watching. This fall of the Republican Party is happening in realtime, But it could have been stopped. They could have listened. But like Icarus, instant gratification overcame logic. We will see if the Republicans can stop their fall. But right now, it does not look like a parachute will appear anytime soon.

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