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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 02:00 PM

14. At the risk of being beaten to a pulp

I am not sure that everyone who participated in the Insurrection actually knew that's what they were doing. Certainly, if they were beating cops, they didn't have to understand exactly what was happening. A criminal act is a criminal act.

Our history is filled with instances when we occupied government buildings in order to make a point. I think when you add in the real moment of governmental process and an attempt to stop that process, that's when they should have stepped back. But, their intent was to support what Trump wanted, and that was to prevent Biden's victory. There was motive, intent, and execution of a plan.

But, I think that not everybody knew. It seems to me that there were two groups. First, a core of true insurrectionists who wanted to overcome and probably execute Trump's enemies. These people had the plan, and protection from presumed insiders. Second, a group of truly stupid individuals to form a mob of cover for the core group. These people didn't have to know what was *really* going on. They just had to follow the bell leader. Which is what they did. Mob mentality then took over, and a riot was born.

Is it possible that this billionaire did not know that such an insurrection plan was afoot? Yes, we can despise fascist assholes who think they should be in power to exclude the rest of us. But, how do we differentiate between someone who is merely an asshole, and one who wants to act on it to such an extent that a coup is born?

I am constantly amazed that the Repubs advertise their motives, intent, and future moves. They are so easy to read. But, would they have told a donor "why, yes, we are going to try to execute the Congress?" I don't think that would have been a "need to know" moment.

I think that all some people need to hear is the word "billionaire" to make someone guilty of this act. The rest of us can make a mistake, quietly vow to never make it again, and slip away to other things. These guys can't. It's a very public record, and what they do with their money is watched.

The only thing that might make it right would be to declare immediately that "yes, I did that," and "no, I will not make that mistake again." Otherwise, you slip into the mantle and have to own it.

I'm not saying that this company didn't support Trump. I think surely it did. But, I am not sure that it supported what happened on Jan. 6th.

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