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Coup tab dump du jour

2021-01-17 03:23:28.683751+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Selfies, social media posts making it easier for FBI to track down Capitol riot suspects

Federal law enforcement hasn't had to use significant legal and technical resources at its disposal because of online documentation.

Women Use Dating Apps To Get Capitol Rioters To Confess And Turn Them In, talking about some of the follow-up to this tweet

I know a friend of a friend who changed her preference on Bumble to Conservative. She’s matching with MAGA bros and they’re bragging and sending her pics and videos of them in the Capitol. She’s sending them to the FBI.

A number of people are pointing to someone who's been known as "John Sullivan" and his involvement in Capitol storming as evidence that there were "antifa" agitators. Tweet thread from November 26 of last year about how this asshole had been kicked out of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest communities in Salt Lake City and Portland

... due to alarming behaviors including grifting/profiteering, self-promotion/clout chasing, sabotage of community actions, threats of violence, and — maybe most disturbingly — ties to the far-right.

A Few More Thoughts On The Total Deplatforming Of Parler & Infrastructure Content Moderation

The "too long, didn't read" version of this argument (and again, please try to understand the nuance) is that even though Parler is currently down, it's not due to a single company having total control over the market. There are alternatives. And while it appears that Parler is having difficulty finding any such alternative to work with it, that's the nature of a free market. If you are so toxic that companies don't want to do business with you, that's on you. Not them.

RT the apocalypse, but make it fashion.✨ @ElleArmageddon

IDK who needs to hear this, but antifa/BLM doesn’t organize the same way the MAGA crowd does because their objectives are entirely predicated on community defense and protecting vulnerable people, rather than actively seizing power.


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#Comment Re: Coup tab dump du jour made: 2021-01-17 19:57:43.821123+00 by: Dan Lyke

Twitter thread about the planning and execution of the attack on the Biden campaign bus by a retired police officer

Maga v BLM: how police handled the Capitol mob and George Floyd activists – in pictures

US Capitol riot: police have long history of aiding neo-Nazis and extremists

#Comment Re: Coup tab dump du jour made: 2021-01-20 00:42:10.374997+00 by: TheSHAD0W


It wasn't a coup. It wasn't an insurrection. You might barely be able to describe it as a siege, but only barely. It was a somewhat violent protest, if anything milder than most of the BLM/black bloc ones.

Trump's real fans were still listening to him speak, listening to him say the words "fight like hell" that were touted as incitement, at the same time those idiots were marching on the capitol. They might've been more for Trump than against, but they weren't beholden to him. And if the general media hadn't pretty much censored him, when he was telling people not to act like antifa, it might not have gotten that bad.

Now, all the troops around DC, *that* looks suspiciously like a putsch in progress.

#Comment Re: Coup tab dump du jour made: 2021-01-20 16:10:54.66438+00 by: Dan Lyke

It was several loosely connected groups who stormed the Capitol with the express goal of preventing the peaceful exchange of power and certification of the election. And a whole bunch of yahoos, but those groups planned this.

If that's not a coup attempt, the word has no meaning.

And 5 people died and circa 50 cops ended up in the hospital, *and* unlike the BLM protesters, those casualties weren't due to friendly fire. The violence here wasn't the cops, it wasn't instigators (like the guy who burned the police precinct in Minneapolis), it was directly related to the attempt to overthrow the processes of government.

I mean, it's Trump supporters and neo-Nazis, so it's a bunch of fuckwits, but we shouldn't let the fact that it's a bunch of unsuccessful fuckwits distract from the fact that it was definitely a coup attempt.

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