Still thinking about the attempted Coup on January 6, 2021, about the Nazification of the Republican/Right wing, and the consequences going forward. It ain’t pretty.
One of the defenses that Nazis are raising is to deny it was a Coup attempt at all. This particular party line is that it was a simple riot. Hell, it wasn’t even a riot, it was just a demonstration, a ‘First Amendment Protest’ that got out of hand. Watch for that little descriptor by the way, that’s probably going to be pushed really hard on the right.
“First Amendment Protest” as if anyone in that crowd was thinking of the first amendment as they tried to overthrown Congress.
But the Nazis have the shadow of an argument? Is it a real coup if it’s such a badly organized shit show? Aren’t coup attempts supposed to involve the Army, or at least professionals rather than semi-literate cosplayers and fat guys in T-shirts? Look at them, they just wandered around tasering each other accidentally, pooping in hallways, and stealing letters from Nancy Pelosi’s desk! How do we call that a coup attempt.
Well, there are a few responses.
First, history is full of half baked coup attempts by incompetent ass clowns. Incompetence has never been a defense to a crime.