For one thing, I don't think it's going to be all neo-fascism across the globe. The pendulum is swinging in both directions at once in different places. The essential thing here is that the 'fulcrum' is lost - centrist governments will largely be dead in five years.
Same here. For example, I've already written off Greece as a fascist nation that hasn't realized it yet. Hence why all my 'Fictional Map Threads' kept seeing Greece colored black— once the GFC comes, say hello to Golden Dawn. I've no doubt they will take power, and within the decade at that. The EU's gonna see a lot of right wing governments as well; France, Germany, Hungary, the whole lot of them. But where the right's already in power (i.e. America), the opposite will happen. So I do expect a big response in 2018, but I expect an outright terrifying response in 2020.
The hard right just won total power in America. After 8 years of railing against the Liberal Antichrist, after being told they're racist, sexist, xenophobic, poor-hating demons, they're going to want vengeance. They've admitted that, once they have the power, they'll use it to do to the Left the same thing the Left did to them— marginalize, demonize, and sterilize. All the problems of the world are the fault of cis white males? White males caused Clinton to lose? White males should die? If you feel this way, don't even bother to scamper to your safe space— these cis white males are about to carpet nuke all your safe spaces, and do it with a smile. And no one will shed a tear, because we have all those years of harassment and arrogance. And that comes at the cost of those people the SJWs swore to defend before they became radicalized keyboard warriors.
We've utterly proven that the mainstream media was in the pockets of the Democrats. CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Huffington Post, Washington Post, NPR, and so many more— Clinton rags. In the coming years, this will definitely change.
Once the right solidifies this power, do you think they'll want to give it up? No.
So the coming storm won't even bother playing nice. They've seen what 'playing nice' led to. We already see that the Democrats aren't going to listen to reason, instead choosing to blame everyone and everything but their own corruption and hubris.
They're seriously considering the possibility of running Tim Kaine— Tim. Fucking. Kaine.— in 2020. If not him, then maybe Michelle Obama. And we shouldn't be surprised if they actually, unironically try to run Hillary Clinton again.
Don't even bother pretending. They're not going to learn their lesson. The GOP didn't. After the Tea Party came about and proved that a large section of American society wanted to make sure Obama was a one-term president, who did the GOP— who got decimated in 2008— nominate for president in 2012? Mitt Romney. They might as well have nominated Jeb! Bush then and there, because the results were the same. The Republicans were force-fed an establishment candidate they didn't want.
But that doesn't mean there won't be a coalition against the GOP in 2018 or 2020. My only fear is that this "coalition" will be unhinged as far as sociopolitics and economics go.
When a bible wrapped in the American flag betrays him, as it will by 2020, Average Joe will get desperate. The man who would MAGA was now presiding over a nation more divided than it's been in 150 years, in a world that's falling apart. Whatever happened to making America great again? Well the problem wasn't that it couldn't be done— it very well could, and it's possible the Republicans could do it too. What went wrong was that the Republicans were stuck in this mindset that it was better in the past. Not just that, but it was done better in the past. So we're going to bring back past methods to solve current problems, when that's just not going to work. Like, at all. Manufacturing jobs left because of awful, neoliberal trade deals, that's true. But that was decades ago, and the world adapted. Suddenly reversing course isn't a good idea. Like, at all. Unless you're like me, and you support radical automation— then it's great! Bring as much manufacturing back as possible!
Once upon a time, I had a controller that used double-A batteries, and it worked well. But now my controller uses triple-A batteries, and the thing sucks gooch. I'm not going to Make Controllers Great Again by buying double-A batteries and doing my damnedest to shove 'em in there as hard as possible, thinking that'll solve the problem— now I just have blood and battery acid all over my fingers. And the controller's broken, too. So now I have no batteries, no controller, and no fingers. Splendid job! I could have bought more triple-A batteries, or better yet— just get a better damn controller.
But now the medical bills are coming in, and I also now have no way of playing video games either since my fingers got burned beyond repair. Really screwed up there! It's true; if I kept using that controller, I'd just get so frustrated by its fundamental godawfulness and battery-sapping ineptitude as to give up playing anyway, since I'd never actually be arsed to buy a controller.
And then Zombie Stalin comes in and breaks your dick.
That's sorta where we're going.