Angelo Codevilla is one of the deep thinkers over at the Claremont Institute and I’ve been following his writings since 2016 when he and Michael Anton were sounding the alarm that the American Republic was about to be euthanized by the Clinton/Obama crime family. In this sizable (8,000+ words!) essay he comprehensively lays out his explanation of how we got where we are and what we will have to do going forward if we hope to recover some of our freedoms. He is pretty pessimistic about our chances and rightly so I think. Anyway this is a pretty deep dive and he goes over a lot of things that we all are aware of but from his own way of looking at it. I eat this stuff up. Your mileage may vary.