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originally posted by: queenofswords
Not only is the word 'insurrection' wrong, but the media and Dems are also constantly calling them 'Trump supporters' instead of protesters. Constantly.
So, day after day, you hear the combination of those words used and you know the old saying, "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it". Mental midgets.
originally posted by: CitizenZero
The term “insurrection” has been used so often that one might be forgiven for believing such a crime occurred. Yet, no one arrested for the breaching of the Capitol building has been charged with any such crime. We are left to wonder, then, how a president can be impeached for inciting an insurrection long before anyone has been charged for engaging in one.
It is odd enough that a leader would incite an insurrection against the government he runs, and would do so without using any insurrectionary language whatsoever (perhaps conversing with his fellow conspirators on some unavailable frequency). But these are the threadbare rags we are left to untangle.
I have no choice but to attribute the insurrection fantasy to the same moral panic that has led us here to begin with. In the lead up to the election, and years before, they always feared some sort of coup around the 2020 election: Trump refusing to leave the Whitehouse, declaring martial law, and using the military to hold on to power. These prognostications and conspiracy theories were as unfounded as they were ludicrous, and in the end were proven false; but they no less reigned as the guiding fears for everyone from former military to nightly talk show hosts.
At any rate, we can suspect that “insurrection” is the logical conclusion for this species of thinking, especially for those who have been battling against authoritarianism and fascism in their imaginations for the past half-decade, despite none of it occurring beyond their skulls.
Let’s refuse to use such language on these grounds.