And it is in the open. Despots in the past hired thugs to beat up opponents in the streets. The democrat version is to conduct unrestricted lawfare on enemies. It is cleaner, leaves no outward marks, but is just as effective in destroying their lives.
Elections won't cure what ails our republic.
But getting rid of tax exempt foundations would really help.
” Despots in the past hired thugs to beat up opponents in the streets.”
That’s next. Hence the militarization of all the various alphabet agencies.