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Could a coup happen here in the US.......?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:08 am
by mockbee
Serious question/poll. :noclue:

Choose up to three answers.



Re: Could a coup happen here in the US.......?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:16 am
by mockbee
Here is an article I would suggest reading if you want a little more background on the source/possible significance of this question.

mockbee wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:04 pm
I think Taibbi hits it out of the park.... :nod: :sad:

If you're wondering if Taibbi is a Trump apologist, I'd encourage you to go ahead and read any one of his other articles in the last 20 years.

We're in a permanent coup
Americans might soon wish they just waited to vote their way out of the Trump era

I’ve lived through a few coups. They’re insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.

The kickoff begins when a key official decides to buck the executive. From that moment, government becomes a high-speed head-counting exercise. Who’s got the power plant, the airport, the police in the capital? How many department chiefs are answering their phones? Who’s writing tonight’s newscast?

When the KGB in 1991 tried to reassume control of the crumbling Soviet Union by placing Mikhail Gorbachev under arrest and attempting to seize Moscow, logistics ruled. Boris Yeltsin’s crew drove to the Russian White House in ordinary cars, beating KGB coup plotters who were trying to reach the seat of Russian government in armored vehicles. A key moment came when one of Yeltsin’s men, Alexander Rutskoi – who two years later would himself lead a coup against Yeltsin – prevailed upon a Major in a tank unit to defy KGB orders and turn on the “criminals.”

We have long been spared this madness in America. Our head-counting ceremony was Election Day. We did it once every four years.

That’s all over, in the Trump era...................