OldAle1 wrote: ↑January 12th, 2021, 2:51 am
Yeah I've been seeing shit like that all day, and there's talk about major events on the 17th and 20th. Maybe this first try was just a blind, a run-through?
But IF, and it's a very big IF at this point, the military and national security apparatus are actually on the side of law and order (and reality)
, I think we'll get through it. I wish I felt any level of confidence whatsoever but I don't.
see "my response" above
it may fizzle, but then again, too many in law enforcement agree with these various cults or at least are sympathetic. That's part what concerns me and I'm glad I'm no where near a capital.
On the other hand, people might be over cautious after last week much like everyone was tense for months after 9/11. That's not entirely a bad thing. It might also explain why so many are distancing themselves from channels of communication that parrot or participate in such chatter.
I don't know, stuff like this can fizzle because people don't want to risk getting caught up in something that turns ugly. It could also result in outright clashes between the usual suspects and a lot will depend on the policing. But given the wrong encouragement or turning a blind eye, it might get ugly in some places. Only the security agencies can comment on how coordinated the whole thing is and also on the veracity and intent of players involved.
After the melee in August (I think that's when it happened), when the rightists descended on Portland for their Charlottesville on the Left Coast, luckily everyone took it seriously and subsequently not that much happened compared with the predictions of politicians, police officials, protest leaders, etc. The right promised to return monthly but thankfully it never happened. Sure, the locals return now and then, but it's not quite the same thing and protests against police killings have moved to the suburbs where police continue to shoot young men of color and some dealing with severe mental instability and illness. That has kept our most active locals busy in Vancouver USA.
Now if it's those kind of people making noise about the 16th through the 20th are the ones connect to Charlottesville (Unite the Right), and someone in local government decides to blow it off, and someone gets people riled up, well, who knows how bad it will get.
And while I'm not convinced that leftist anarchists used the cover of the Rally for Trump to rampage on the Capitol, my guess is the left will be out on the 16th through 20th and those that have used leftist rallies as cover will also be on the streets.
and we're back to Han.