If Donald Trump is elected President in 2024, none of the world’s democracies will be safe or protected from China’s or Russia’s forced attempts to convert democracies to autocracies.
First published: August 2022.
For America, December 7, 1941, was, as then-President Franklin Roosevelt declared, “a date which will live in infamy” because of Japan’s brutal attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world, December 7, 1941, was the consummation of the Axis Powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, joining together to launch World War 2. Last week what took place in Dallas, Texas will live in infamy because an Axis of Autocracy was consummated, which in theory, could launch World War 3.
At the end of the G7 summit in Britain, on June 13, 2021, before the Axis of Autocracy existed President Joe Biden said:
One reason President Biden feels this way is because of what China President, Xi Jinping, said when he called Biden in 2020 to congratulate him on his election as President. Jinping said:
A second reason President Biden feels this way is because of the autocratic changes Vladimir Putin engineered to the Russian constitution in 2020, long before the Axis of Autocracy was created. The most consequential autocratic change was to allow Putin, who had already led Russia for 20 years, to remain in power for another 16 years until 2036. Putin might have felt emboldened to make his autocratic move after witnessing Xi Jinping, who has been China’s president since 2012, do the same in 2018 when Chinese lawmakers passed changes to China’s constitution abolishing presidential term limits – enabling Jinping to serve as China’s President for the rest of his life.
During the opening week of this year’s Winter Olympics in China, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping met with each other and issued a joint statement, which formalized the Axis of Autocracy. In the joint statement, both China and Russia justified and expressed support for each other’s future autocratic aggression.
For Russia, it meant China’s support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and for China, it meant Russia’s support of China invading Taiwan.
Unfortunately, President Biden now has both a 3rd and 4th American reason to conclude that democracy is under attack from the autocracies of the world. The 3rd reason occurred in 2021 when 14 Republican-controlled state legislatures passed 23 new laws that empower state officials to take control of county election boards and strip secretaries of state of their executive authority. The new laws enable state legislatures to change the election results citizens voted for to the election results Republican state legislators vote for.
The 4th reason occurred last May when America’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the philosophical face and largest group of America’s conservative Republicans, held its annual meeting outside of the United States for the first time in its 48-year history. CPAC chose to meet in Hungary, to get inspiration and how-to-be-an-autocracy knowledge from Russia and China’s Axis of Autocracy ally Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and what he proudly refers to as Hungary’s “illiberal democracy”.
Since Orbán’s 2010 election as Prime Minister, he has used his political power to transform Hungarian democracy into Hungarian autocracy. Orbán changed Hungary’s constitution which included strong institutions that prevented a Hungarian individual from acquiring excessive authority to a constitution that weakens or eliminates the power of institutions that could prevent a Hungarian individual from acquiring excessive authority. The changes Orbán made to Hungary’s constitution allowed him to pack Hungarian judicial courts with political cronies, stifle free and honest media, adopt an inhumane immigration policy, and suffocate academic freedom, all the changes necessary to transform democracy into autocracy.
Now that Republicans are following the Orbán autocracy creation handbook rules of packing judicial courts by lying, cheating, and stealing to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with 6 judges who will rule that Axis of Autocracy laws are legal in America, adapting an inhumane immigration policy by Republicans blocking all U.S. House and Senate attempts to pass American immigration reform, and suffocating academic freedom by Republican state legislatures passing book banning laws and criminalizing the teaching of America’s true racial history, they invited Orbán to come to Dallas, Texas last week for an important but shameful consummation.
Hungary’s Viktor Orbán came to America last week, to consummate Abraham Lincoln’s slave-abolishing and Ronald Reagan’s assigned the autocratic Soviet Union to the ash heap of history Republican Party’s membership in the Axis of Autocracy! Orbán came to Dallas on behalf of Russia and China to officially welcome the Republican Party into the Axis of Autocracy.
A foreign head of state visiting America meets with at least one American government official. Orbán met only with Axis of Autocracy Republicans and former President Donald Trump.
He met NO U.S. Government official and failed to even attempt a phone call to President Biden.
Based on the votes of House and Senate Republicans in July right before Orbán arrived in America, Republicans’ consummated membership in the Axis of Autocracy could pay off for China if Republicans win back control in November of either the House, Senate, or both. Because a vast majority of Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate voted in July against the passage of the Chips and Science Act, a new law that will decrease U.S. reliance on computer chips manufactured in China and provide incentives for companies to manufacture them here in America.
As part of his welcome to the Axis of Autocracy speech to Republicans in Dallas last week, Orbán stoked anti-democracy and pro-autocracy passions by warning of dark consequences if America should succumb to what he termed as “progressive liberalism”, his code word for one-person-one-vote-counted democracy. Orbán said:
The 2 years Orbán was referring to is the U.S. 2024 presidential election. Based on the autocracy election victories Orbán has rigged in Hungary, when he told Republicans in Dallas they have 2 years to get ready, he meant they have 2 years to get ready to autocratically steal the 2024 election for Donald Trump. Alarmingly for American one-person-one-vote-counted democracy, several Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed new laws which will enable them to do precisely that.
Now that the majority of America’s Republicans have joined Hungary, Russia, and China as card-carrying members of the Axis of Autocracy, no elections in America where Axis of Autocracy Republicans have legislative or administrative control over counting votes is SAFE, from vote theft, no public school system- whether it’s a university, college, elementary, or pre-k school where Axis of Autocracy Republicans have legislative or administrative control over the education curriculums is SAFE, from book banning or the criminalization of the teaching of America’s true racial history.
Donald Trump’s Laconia Rally, Laconia, NH, 16 July 2015. | Wikipedia/Michael Scott Vadon - CC BY-SA 4.0
And if Axis of Autocracy founding member Donald Trump is legitimately elected President in 2024, none of the world’s democracies will be SAFE OR PROTECTED by America from China’s or Russia’s forced attempts to convert democracies to autocracies, creating life-threatening circumstances for citizens across the globe that could provoke a World War 3.
— AUTHOR —
▫ Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Nephew of Martin Luther King Jr, he serves as Senior Fellow at King Center. Growing up in one of the most socially & politically active families has given him a unique perspective on current events.
- Text: This piece was originally published in Isaac Newton Farris Jr.’s blog and re-published in PMP Magazine on 11 August 2022, with the author’s consent. | The author writes in a personal capacity.
- Cover: Screenshot from CPAC 2022 on C-SPAN.