Pelosi is interrupted by a protestor yelling “Let’s go Brandon!” pic.twitter.com/0JNtTQwCzO— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) December 20, 2021
Former generals want the DOD to conduct "war-games[s]" to figure out how the military will respond if the citizenry tries to revolt after the next election— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) December 20, 2021
They also want the armed forces to figure out how to counteract media narratives they don't like ("misinformation") pic.twitter.com/64pRkJt6Kt
As the Democrats fall apart due to their own divisions, inflation and cultural toxicity, there has been a noticeable uptick of Civil War talk on the Left.
“As we approach the first anniversary of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, we — all of us former senior military officials — are increasingly concerned about the aftermath of the 2024 presidential election and the potential for lethal chaos inside our military, which would put all Americans at severe risk.
In short: We are chilled to our bones at the thought of a coup succeeding next time. …”
“Mike “Wompus” Nieznany is a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran who walks with a cane from the combat wounds he received during his service. That disability doesn’t keep Nieznany from making a living selling custom motorcycle luggage racks from his home in Gainesville, Georgia. Neither will it slow him down when it’s time to visit Washington, D.C.—heavily armed and ready to do his part in overthrowing the U.S. government.
Millions of fellow would-be insurrectionists will be there, too, Nieznany says, “a ticking time-bomb” targeting the Capitol. “There are lots of fully armed people wondering what’s happening to this country,” he says. “Are we going to let Biden keep destroying it? Or do we need to get rid of him? We’re only going to take so much before we fight back.” The 2024 election, he adds, may well be the trigger.
Nieznany is no loner. His political comments on the social-media site Quora received 44,000 views in the first two weeks of November and more than 4 million overall. He is one of many rank-and-file Republicans who own guns and in recent months have talked openly of the need to take down—by force if necessary—a federal government they see as illegitimate, overreaching and corrosive to American freedom.
The phenomenon goes well beyond the growth of militias, which have been a feature of American life at least since the Ku Klux Klan rose to power after the Civil War. Groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, which took part in the January 6th riot at the Capitol and may have played organizational roles, have grown in membership. Law enforcement has long tracked and often infiltrated these groups. What Nieznany represents is something else entirely: a much larger and more diffuse movement of more-or-less ordinary people, stoked by misinformation, knitted together by social media and well-armed. In 2020, 17 million Americans bought 40 million guns and in 2021 were on track to add another 20 million. If historical trends hold, the buyers will be overwhelmingly white, Republican and southern or rural. …”
Why would there be a coup?
This assumes that the 2024 election will be close.
Joe Biden barely won in 2020 in the middle of a once in a century pandemic. He didn’t have his own record to run on. The Left also spent four years working itself up into a rage.