In Eastern Europe after WWII the Soviets consolidated power by undermining countries monarchies and fledgling democracies by subverting elections, the judiciary, police authorities and political parties. This strategy was termed salami tactics—undermining by a thousand cuts.
We are now facing a similar Republican/Trumpian strategy. They are literally taking apart our elections, Judiciary and soon our political structure with a thousand cuts. And sadly the Supreme Court seems a key part of this undoing.
This article from Slate explained salami tactics in 2019……its even worse now. Call it what you like our Democracy is threatened and maybe by this point finished as we know it.
Medicynical Note: Our republican friends are attempting to subvert the election process in states in which they control the legislatures; they are gerrymandering beyond all previous such actions; inhibiting the vote in areas where the opposition resides; not recognizing the validity of fully validated elections (they lost by millions) and are openly supporting violent insurrection. It’s happening now in the U.S.