We discuss Joe Manchin's announcement that he will NOT support the Build Back Better deal, sending this message via a FOX broadcast. This is a structural failure of our political system: one person can stop something that everyone else wants.
A number of generals are suggesting that a larger insurrection will occur in 2022, with more violence. This seems to be a big weakness of the presidential system, in that overthrowing a president is enough to topple the government. A parliamentary system is less vulnerable to this. The generals see that the security forces (armed forces, police, others) have been infiltrated by the far right, who are bent on destabilizing the democratic rule, and instituting authoritarian systems.