I believe the 87th Texas Legislature featured the ascendance of a brand American fascism that had heretofore been constrained by business and libertarian factions in the Texas GOP.

The law enables him to essentially operate as a dictator, and Greg Abbott is beginning to do just that.

Source: Grits for Breakfast: In what world are mask mandates too draconian but COVID justifies massive law enforcement deployments and new detention camps for migrants? Oh yeah: Greg Abbott’s Texas

That is what the blue wave is about. It’s about creating a progressive political infrastructure that’s going to transform our country over time.

The groundwork is laid.

What you’re seeing is progressive political infrastructure being built.

These are revolutions, and they’re growing a new generation of activist leaders.

There’s this famous passage in the novel Fight Club where he says, “We are the middle children of history. We have no great war.” Well, now we have a great war. We’re no longer the middle children of history. We are the generation that is going to defend our country, defend human rights, defend the people we love from far-right take over. We have to continue fighting…

Source: Midterms Special: The Blue Wave Has Begun — Gaslit Nation