That was the entire point of Mueller, for us to waste our time cheering on a savior while absolutely nothing happened. Same with Cyrus Vance. Same with Merrick Garland. A rotating cast of dead end saviors while the takeover moves forward. No results, no accountability.
Now it’s the January 6th committee which is providing a great example of how to waste as much time as possible while promising future accountability. Took 7 months to create, now doing its duties inefficiently and slowly while you are asked to hope and cheer for them.
This has been the poison that has led us to total paralysis in the face of the authoritarian attack (below is satire). There will always be some guy with long threads telling you how it’s almost about to come crashing down. Some are fools but some are lying on purpose.
There are 1) people who don’t think this is a serious crisis 2) people who think it is serious but that the institutions will save us 3) people who think it’s serious and institutions are failing. Nothing is more advantageous for our enemies than believing in 1 or 2.

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11 Oct
I respectfully disagree. What we need is 50-100 people doing it. It takes a lot of work, and a lot of repetition, and it takes time to build. There will never be a moment where one person can make this happen. It will require a lot of effort. But primarily numbers + coordination
But it most definitely falls onto the people who have large platforms and audiences to find a way to combine them and galvanize them into action. We can't just analyze what's going on and do nothing. It can start with a single conversation, right now.
I truly believe that if we linked enough platforms together, that we would have the building blocks to launch a phase one effort. It's really possible. It can really happen. It's not something impossible like overruling the parliamentarian.
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24 Sep
At a high level elections are substitutes for political violence, a civil agreed upon method for allocating power. When the legitimacy of elections breaks down, which is what we’re seeing now from multiple angles, what’s left?
One attack on the legitimacy of elections is the narrative that the ballot counting system is corrupt and can’t be trusted to say who got the most votes, along with the assertion that the 2020 election was incorrectly decided.
But there’s something bigger on the horizon as the GOP leans in to what we’re calling the great replacement/ white genocide narrative. And that’s the idea that the elections can’t be fair because of mass immigration, that the demographics of the electorate were rigged by it
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19 Sep
There have been virtually no consequences for partnering with foreign powers to win elections, trying to overturn the election results, launching an attack on the capitol. We’re eight months into a new administration that shows no interest in changing this.
There are two types of people, one who sees that a decision has been made under Biden to protect the criminals, the other lives in a state of ecstatic rapture believing that “they’re about to go through some things” because they saw it online somewhere. More of latter than former
You know what the lack of consequences tells me? It tells that the GOP and their extended network are still in control of the situation. We did not get an administration that is here to fight the authoritarian movement. We got a capitulation government that is here to pacify us.
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31 Aug
Right - I’m seeing a lot of people crying out for the FBI to do something about Madison Cawthorn etc. I’ve got some bad news about the FBI. In fact, it’s kind of bad news about most of the national security apparatus. They could stop this and are choosing not to, like Jan 6.
What is the pattern of the FBI’s behavior over time? Whether it’s Comey helping throw the election, the failure to prevent domestic terrorism, failure to capture leaders of capitol attack caught on video leading it, funding terrorism, all these signs are pointing in one direction
Then of course director Christopher Wray is a member of the federalist society. Then there’s the revolving door its former directors walked through to work for the Russian mob.
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30 Aug
Something has changed which has made the anti covid safety activists more violent and more aggressive than they previously were, you are seeing more rhetoric and incidents like this. These people have been wound up to the point where they are seriously dangerous.
This kind of rhetoric is more and more common, the threat of future political violence is very real and has been exacerbated by the extremely weak response by the DOJ and FBI to the capitol attack.
This type of rhetoric is not just ordinary citizens, it is also being adopted by the GOP establishment which has been less than harsh in its comments on the capitol attackers.
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29 Aug
this is a war and it fought primarily through media (and social media). if you convince someone to turn on their own country's interests, or their own personal interests, this is an order of magnitude more effective than having to shoot them in a traditional war.
You must look at the pandemic, and the deliberate efforts to sabotage our response to it at both at the federal/state level as well as the individual level, as part of that war effort with the goal of killing/maiming as many Americans as possible and degrading our infrastructure.
I am reading a 1985 book, "The KGB and Soviet Disinformation - an Insider's View" by Ladislav Bittman, a defector who worked as disinformation agent in the Czech intelligence agency. He outlines all of these information warfare tactics in this book.

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