View Poll Results: Under what name should the events of January 6 be remembered?

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  • The Republican Insurrection

    26 39.39%
  • The Trump Insurrection

    27 40.91%
  • Other. What?

    13 19.70%
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  1. #61
    I do not get why white suprematist sympathisers keep feeling sorry for themselves or the people they sympathise with. Newsflash, stop being evil and the world will stop treating you as such.

  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrst View Post
    I do not get why white suprematist sympathisers keep feeling sorry for themselves or the people they sympathise with. Newsflash, stop being evil and the world will stop treating you as such.
    Maybe you do not understand things as much as you think you do.

  3. #63
    I love it when white supremacist sympathisers try and pretend that others don’t understand what they’re trying to do. Hate movement is a hate movement...

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Maybe you do not understand things as much as you think you do.
    Oh dont worry we do. Storming a government building yelling youll hang a vice president lmao.

  5. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by minteK917 View Post
    Oh dont worry we do. Storming a government building yelling youll hang a vice president lmao.
    I guess you did not understand either because his post was not related to that.

  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    Success means a takeover.

    Or better defined; A coup d'état, often abbreviated to coup, is the overthrow of a government by non-democratic means

    For them to have had any measure of success, they would have not just taken and held the WH, but taken DC.

    A bunch of idiots running roughshod throughout the bldg does not a coup detat make.
    Well, doesn't have to be successful to cause more damage later on. Thing is, the people who would actually do real damage were shown on national TV for everyone to see that the defenses for the seat of the government were nearly non existent. You know, the same types that took over the wildlife refuge or were part of the Bundy standoff(and the various lone wolf actions coming from that). Now, don't get me wrong, I know they are beefing up our defenses quite a bit with the National Guard and the like but those people are really big on martyrdom. Remember, they have the exact same mentality as the hijackers from 9/11 and want to die for a cause.

  7. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Is what happened anything else than a riot ? I mean legally. What is the difference between a riot and an insurrection like you are describing ?
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?...edition=prelim

    Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
    https://criminal.findlaw.com/crimina...urrection.html

    US code doesn't give a clear definition to what counts as rebellion or insurrection, essentially giving room for judges to distinguish between what is protected under the first amendment and what is insurrection, but as a rule of thumb, once you move from speech to violence...like storming the Capitol, plan to kidnap government officials and use violence to overthrow the government (like replace an elected president with an unelected one) pretty much qualifies.
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    Today Obama once again kneeled at the altar of environmental naziism and hurt this once great country. He has now banned all drilling in the Atlantic Ocean

  8. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodarzna View Post
    It probably will fade into relative obscurity except as "That time some Fentonyl Americans vandalized the capitol building", or, it won't really be labeled all that significant in the long run compared to every other thing that happened since January 6th 2020. In the end it was about three hours, they dispersed quickly, a cop died and four of them died. It isn't exactly a 9/11 event or something, all though it is the closest most are going to get to the "Fascist Coup!" that has occupied many a flight of fancy for the last four years. For a putsch it was kinda a lazy affair, these dudes didn't even seize power, vandalized the capitol building, allegedly took a shit in a hallway, posed for some pics and stole some stuff and then were cleared out. The massive large scale Economic Depression that will likely consume the next ten years of our lives will be a bigger deal in the long run. It wasn't big enough as say 9/11, as a coup, its erstwhile leader didn't even show up. And it was over in less than a day and mostly existed to create some selfies and tiktok vids. People will be dealing with the aftermath of 2020 basically for over a decade. Every teacher will be playing catch up with kids who've basically lost a year of school or more, and are now maybe four years behind. Millions are starving and tens of millions are destitute and nearly homeless. I am sure some will remember this, kinda like Charlotsville or GamerGate; something that gets invoked, that only bluechecks utter as some kinda of talismanic charm or incantation. It'll probably go down as a "Riot" by most historians in a century.

    To the extent it can be a "Big Deal" is only if we let it be a big deal. The country withers and dies because this becomes the only thing the MSM talks about; and responding to it becomes "The only thing that matters" as the United States croaks and dies during the Economic Depression that is still ongoing. Largely because the Elite among themselves become too busy asserting their authority and prestige and such trivial things and forget that the country they are in charge of is quit literally dying.
    I'm going to have to disagree. While the "What happened" of this event isn't very significant, the "Why it happened" is extremely significant. It was Trump's failed coup, and among many of his other failings, it will also be one of the things he is remembered for.
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    I don't care if he committed tax fraud. Scoring political victories and crushing the aspirations of your political opponents is more important than adhering to moral principles.
    Knadra finally just admitting Trumpkins care more about political victories than morals.

  9. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Is what happened anything else than a riot ? I mean legally. What is the difference between a riot and an insurrection like you are describing ?
    Because the insurrection was trying to overthrow a legally elected official/election.

  10. #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihalik View Post
    January 6th 2021 will be a day remembered as the closest we have gotten to losing American democracy.

    How should this event enter the history books?

    I believe we ought to call it the Republican Insurrection.

    While, hopefully, Trump will be gone in 2 weeks, the army of lunatics he rallied under his tent are here to stay, and we need to remember just who exactly tried to destroy our democracy.
    Closest so far! Plenty of time left before inauguration to have a despot.
    Well I say it goes under
    1. Ma rights suspedes yours! Or
    2.Rightous freedom parade !(if trump somehow manages to take power again)

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    So american to compare people (how despicable they are) to true monsters. Easier to win an argument when you dehumanize your opponent. I cant' say I do agree with that kind of things. Since they started to arrest people, we will have to wait a little to see how it unfolds.
    I'd disagree that it's necessarily dehumanizing. Goebells was a human as well, and I really don't see any human being as a true monster - we're all capable, and even the best intentions can cause someone to do unspeakable evil.
    "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance." Paradox of tolerance

  12. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    So american to compare people (how despicable they are) to true monsters. Easier to win an argument when you dehumanize your opponent. I cant' say I do agree with that kind of things. Since they started to arrest people, we will have to wait a little to see how it unfolds.
    Act like a fucking Nazi, then get treated like a fucking Nazi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Maybe you do not understand things as much as you think you do.
    Maybe you should stop shilling for white supremacists.

  13. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    Act like a fucking Nazi, then get treated like a fucking Nazi.

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    Maybe you should stop shilling for white supremacists.
    Succinctly put.

  14. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrst View Post
    Succinctly put.
    I know that I'd have a hard time supporting racists who are literally breaking in trying to murder me, like they were with Pence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    Given that so many republicans were willing to embrace fascism or just let it happen, I can't see myself ever voting for one. Despite me having voting for republicans in the past, they've essentially forced me to always vote democrat given their apparent hatred for democracy.

    Since they didn't succeed, history will remember them for exactly what they are. They betrayed their country and its people. They made the world a worse place.

    On top of that, I don't see myself ever trusting a Trump supporter. Certainly not with the safety of my friends and family. I wouldn't trust them with my pets or even smallest bit of my property. I'm not going to be hostile towards them, but I'll always have to keep in mind that their judgment is extremely poor.
    Once a party of fascists, always a party of fascists. Reagans boner for fascist coups in South America was a clear sign.
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    it’s mostly a syndicalist fantasy that “the workers” are going to rise up, which is disconnected from the fact that “the workers” are your racist uncle and jerk co-workers who you don’t like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    The election has passed and 58 million working class Americans stood up and proved that they are in fact your racist uncle and jerk co-workers.
    They really can't help but show disdain for the working class.

  16. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    I know that I'd have a hard time supporting racists who are literally breaking in trying to murder me, like they were with Pence.
    Yeah, but you’re not a white suprematist sympathiser. The poster you quoted is the same one who’s been defending Rittenhouse since he murdered people on the street.
    Last edited by Valkyrst; 2021-01-10 at 04:34 PM.

  17. #77
    The "I think Britains taxed us adequately for tea-party".

  18. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrst View Post
    Yeah, but you’re not a white suprematist sympathiser. The poster you quoted is the same one who’s been defending Rittenhouse since he murdered people on the street.
    He's literally a German national socialist.

    No, that's not a joke.

  19. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    He's literally a German national socialist.

    No, that's not a joke.
    I know it’s not. It’s why he’s been on ignore for ages.

  20. #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    I'm going to have to disagree. While the "What happened" of this event isn't very significant, the "Why it happened" is extremely significant. It was Trump's failed coup, and among many of his other failings, it will also be one of the things he is remembered for.
    I think "Why it Happened" is fairly significant so you are right and I agree on that, but I think a lot of why it happened is way more complicated than what will be sold here on MMO-C.

    Nor will the "Why it Happened" be deeply analyzed beyond what is necessary to justify that new Patriot Act that is brewing. The "Why" will begin and end with what can justify domestic spying and censorship and a War on Terror here at home. But I have a gut feeling that the "Why" will end up not mattering in the end, as the reaction to it will vastly eclipse whatever the "Why" was. Much as the reaction to 9/11 basically replaced 9/11 in scope, scale and endurance.
    Last edited by Theodarzna; 2021-01-10 at 04:42 PM.
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