A Canadian political science professor has warned that the United States could be ruled by a right-wing dictator by 2030, urging his country to guard against the “collapse of American democracy,” according to The Guardian.
“We mustn’t dismiss these possibilities just because they seem ludicrous or too horrible to imagine,” Thomas Homer-Dixon, founding director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, wrote in the Globe and Mail.
“In 2014, the suggestion that Donald Trump would become president would also have struck nearly everyone as absurd. But today we live in a world where the absurd regularly becomes real and the horrible commonplace.”
Homer-Dixon’s message was blunt: “By 2025, American democracy could collapse, causing extreme domestic political instability, including widespread civil violence. By 2030, if not sooner, the country could be governed by a rightwing dictatorship,” the Guardian reported.
The author mentioned scenarios involving former President Donald Trump returning to the White House in 2024, such as Republican-controlled state legislatures refusing to accept a Democratic victory.
According to the report, Trump warned that he “will have only two objectives, vindication and vengeance” for the lie that his 2020 defeat by Joe Biden was the result of electoral fraud.
For more than four decades, Homer-Dixon has been a “scholar of violent conflict,” and he believes Canada must pay attention to the “unfolding crisis.”
“A terrible storm is coming from the south, and Canada is woefully unprepared. Over the past year we’ve turned our attention inward, distracted by the challenges of Covid-19, reconciliation and the accelerating effects of climate change.