I figured it out. It took me all this time to see what has been right in front of me.
Those far right-wing Republicans are not conservatives. They are not even Republicans. They are terrorists wrapped in red, white and blue. Their goal is not to govern but to prevent governance. They figure when finally, we (the people) lose all hope of maintaining a democratic form of government, they can put a “strong man” in place. Then they will have what they think they want.
Their goal is to disrupt this country until we give up any hope of any kind of democratic government.
Just one simple question remains.
Why do they think, should this scenario actually play out and they are able to put a “strong man” as leader, that THEY would be part his “rule”? Have they never read a history book? Do they not know that the people who put a strong man in power rarely survive long enough to celebrate their supposed victory?
The only reason those people are alive now is because we are all protected by the laws they are trying to eliminate. Should they finally make this government untenable, I think I can be reasonably confident in predicting they will be the first ones lined up against the — maybe figurative, maybe literal — wall.
History is a great teacher. They should check it out.