A new report has been released looking into the increasingly ambitious “parallel state” being run by the Taliban across Afghanistan. This state not only governs vast areas within Afghanistan, but is looking to scale up with an eye toward eventually returning to power nation-wide.
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Don't we have a similar phenomenon in the US?
- The deep state (not Congress) directs the activities of our military-industrial-information complex;
- The Democrats appear to be running a shadow government which is "looking to scale up with an eye toward eventually returning to power nation-wide"; and
- States such as California refuse to adhere to federal immigration laws, and seek to negotiate their own treaties (e.g., on climate change).
The existence of such "parallel state" entities suggests an imminent breakup of the US. Who knows, maybe that would be a good thing.
On the other hand, it's likely to be at least as bad as anything the Taliban would do. Were we to be honest with ourselves, we'd admit that the #MeToo and student-led anti-gun movements are the US equivalent of the Taliban. And they are likely to have the same negative impact.