Thursday, April 01, 2021

How close to the brink did we really come on January 6 (would the world have been livable, or at least productive, for me?)

2021 storming of the United States Capitol DSC09254-2 (50820534063) (retouched)

 

This has some import to me personally, as my own personal agency means naught if the over all society and government are not stable. That’s one reason why extreme inequity matters to me (even though I don’t subscribed to “critical theory”). 

The “World Socialist Website” (WSW) asks “What would have happened if Trump’s fascist mob had seized hostage?”(Joseph Kishore and David North).  They are critical of attempts by the right do minimize the real threat (Joe Loria, Consortium News Jan 14)  

For one thing, similar operations might have been carried out in various state capitals (or capitols). Total martial law would have been declared in many states, and may sites even like mine would have come down permanently.

The article speculates that the biggest danger was kidnapping of MC’s and “negotiating” demands for power. Outside of some movies (like “Olympus Has Fallen” (Movies, March 22, 2013) there is little substance for what could be done, or how any kind of policy could be carried out.  Ironically, much like some of Antifa in Portland and Seattle, some of the rioters seemed to want total anarchy.  But there would be a danger that it could set off foreign elements into terror attacks at home, with extreme disruptions, like to power grids (there are non-nuclear weapons that can even destroy electronics in a neighborhood.  So we seemed to be staring at an abyss for a few hours that day.

Wikipedia embed of picture of rioters, click for attribution 

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