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Sun Jul 17, 2022, 05:01 PM

3. Insurgents would have been more disciplined and better trained

In times of war or political chaos it's not simple to sort each individual into a group of this or that.

Trump made errors of commission and omission that put a lot of people's lives at risk, and some were killed. The survival of the democracy is not reassured as well. Some Commander in Chief.

January 6 will be parsed against the great insurrections of history. Many events that seem clearly divided according to the winning historians were not so clearly delineated in the moment.

I don't know of a spontaneous insurrection. History may make them sound like that, but there are always organizers, rabble-rousers, paid operatives, leaders. Even Bastille Day. Insurrections have a context. The masses don't just stream out of their houses and demand bread and cheese. The Bolsheviks won because they were funded, ruthless, propagandized against the opposition, and cut deals with allies.

January 6 was poorly executed, thankfully, because of the incompetent hacks that planned it along the route. Their main asset was chaos.

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