“War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war.
The heightened rhetoric mimics language far-right extremists and white supremacists have used for years, and it follows a year of civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white police officer and its links to systemic racism. Some leftists have used similar language, which Republicans have likened to advocating a new civil war.
Silber, the Civil War historian, said she is worried the attack on the Capitol wasn’t the last stand for enraged Trump supporters.
“I think we can see how well-organized right-wing militia groups have become and how well armed they are, and that makes for an extremely explosive situation,” she said. “I don’t know if that would be ‘war’ in the technical sense, but there could be an extended period of violent attacks.” Some in the GOP parrot far-right talk of a coming civil war
“Where They Countin’ the Votes?!”: New Video Details Tense Moments as Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers
Riot Footage https://www.cbsnews.com/video/analyzing-the-police-response-to-the-us-capitol-siege/
The New Yorker Shares Stunning New Capitol Mob Footage
Two minutes inside the mob that stormed the US Capitol: A CNN reporter’s view of the riot – CNN Video
New Capitol Hill video shows rioters beating police officer on steps – CNN Video
Videos from rioters https://www.instagram.com/p/CKEYNsHgve0/?igshid=l1gbeh6f14a8
Rioters directing from blueprints https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJ_UbtAlZZf/?igshid=1i2zx2upap99u
Lauren boeberts mom? https://twitter.com/dcurrahee/status/1350286776011808768?s=21
Seditious break in https://twitter.com/magaterrorists1/status/1349262395953324032?s=21
Maga rioters https://twitter.com/cleavon_md/status/1350702160909004800?s=21
“One does not necessarily have to be physically violent as a president to cause violence. In fact, societal epidemics of violence usually start with rhetoric.”
Is it possible that Trump’s fixation on reversing the election drove him nuts?
“I SPENT THE last year talking with people from militant groups on the American right and always driving toward the same question: And then what? You’re armed and trained and linked up with your outfit. And then what? You’re ready to stand up to the leftist mob or defend Donald Trump from the inevitable attempt to steal the election. And then what? You’ll fight if you have to. OK, and then what?
I keep pushing down this path because in the end, it leads to war and I want to have a discussion about what that means.”
A Mob Attacked the Capitol for Trump. Now What?
Dozens of people on FBI terrorist watch list came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot
Republicans Are Tough on Terrorism Until the Terrorists Are Republicans
“America’s crisis has been building up for decades, and COVID-19 has merely accelerated the march to its dramatic denouement. Central to explaining this crisis is the evolution of white supremacy, a condition that the Republican Party has exploited successfully since the late sixties, through the so-called “Southern Strategy” and racist dog whistle politics, to make the party the representative of a racial majority that is threatened subliminally by the demographic and cultural expansion of non-white America.
Two primordial beliefs undergird this ideology, and both have been irretrievably eroded: the so-called “American Dream” and “American Exceptionalism.”
The American Dream has long lost its sheen, except perhaps to immigrants. To people on the left, the American Dream is now mentioned only in cynical terms, as a lost Golden Age of relative social mobility that was destroyed by neoliberal, anti-worker policies. To those on the far right, the American Dream is one that liberals have taken from whites through all sorts of affirmative action programs and given to racial and ethnic minorities. The subtext of the Trumpian counterrevolution has been, in fact, restoring the American dream, the bright prospects of social ascent, to its rightful owners — that is, to white Americans, and to them only.
As for American Exceptionalism, the idea that America is God’s own country, this has had two versions, and both have long lost credibility among large numbers of Americans.”
Opinion | The United States Has Entered a Frightening Weimar Era
Inside the mob that swarmed the US Capitol
Here’s why experts and lawmakers say you can’t compare Black Lives Matter protesters to the US Capitol mob — CNN
A rioter seen in on the Senate floor in combat gear carrying zip-tie handcuffs has been identified as a decorated Air Force veteran
Armed groups say they will show up to polling sites on Election Day, and experts are afraid it will intimidate voters https://www.businessinsider.com/armed-groups-planning-to-monitor-polling-sites-on-election-day-2020-10
The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results
Mikie Sherrill says Congress members gave ‘reconnaissance’ tours day before Capitol raid
“Trump’s words incited to violence and revolution. They were not free speech. In 1919’s Schenck v. United States, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes stressed that, “[F]ree speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.” The Supreme Court effectively overturned Schenck a half century later in Brandenburg v. Ohio, the case relied upon by Turley, but Holmes’ maxim retrains its vitality.” The Difference Between Free Speech and Incitement
The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration
“The Capitol was breached by Trump supporters who had been declaring, at rally after rally, that they would go to violent lengths to keep the President in power. A chronicle of an attack foretold.” Among the Insurrectionists
“Parler quickly became the social network of choice after President Trump was deplatformed from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the riot on January 6. But the tech giants said Parler violated their rules by not having a content moderation policy — which is what drew many users to the site.
Many of the posts made calls to “burn down [Washington] D.C.,” while others called for violence and the execution of Vice President Mike Pence.” Scraped Parler data is a metadata gold mine – TechCrunch
“What hasn’t this country given you maga?https://youtu.be/4HThvaT9WsA
Oath Keeper Charged in Capitol Riots Was ‘Preparing for Literal War,’ Feds Say
Some of the Capitol Rioters Were Serious People, With Serious Intent to ‘F*ck Things Up’
US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence
Behind Trump’s push for civil war: A deep history of white supremacist paranoia