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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 06:51 PM

I wonder what would happen if the protesters stayed home just until November 4th?

What would be Trumpís pretext then?

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Reply I wonder what would happen if the protesters stayed home just until November 4th? (Original post)
dlk Jul 22 OP
ace3csusm Jul 22 #1
rzemanfl Jul 22 #4
Hekate Jul 22 #8
nolabear Jul 22 #2
Jirel Jul 22 #3
Merlot Jul 22 #5
misanthrope Jul 22 #6
Jirel Jul 22 #13
misanthrope Jul 22 #14
LakeArenal Jul 22 #7
dlk Jul 22 #9
lindysalsagal Jul 22 #10
mdelaguna Jul 22 #11
Dan Jul 22 #12

Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 06:53 PM

1. I agree hold til then nothing will change with this administration

Stay home wear a mask will see you on the 4th...

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Response to ace3csusm (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:00 PM

4. I will think about that while I wash socks. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:27 PM

8. Agreed.

That was weird

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 06:54 PM

2. He'd declare victory and tout himself as America's savior.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 06:54 PM

3. He'll make one up.

It doesnít matter. People stay home, he calls it a victory. But heíll still keep his stormtroopers in the cities, solidifying his power base. Eventually, heíll need more pretext, and heíll manufacture it. The goal is to have his stormtroopers in place through Election Day. Protestors are nothing but an excuse to insert them.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:08 PM

5. He'd call it a win, and it would be.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:13 PM

6. Understood but the point is

it would make his tactics and motives even more transparent. I wondered the same about the Portland protestors, "What would Trump use an excuse if the protestors just steered clear of federal property instead of doubling down? It would be easy enough for local media to show that no federal property was involved if the protest movement was better organized and knew how to court media."

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:16 PM

13. He's perfectly transparent now.

Thereís no mystery to anyone but a Trump-humpers. But you might recall that Hitler took power and solidified it because the people did NOT maintain resistance. They were quiet. Then it was too late.

If itíll mean war, so be it. Silence is consent.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:39 PM

14. There are plenty of other places in downtown Portland to stage protests

They could be three blocks over in Tom McCall Park. They could be four blocks west in South Park or up in North Park closer to the Pearl. In each case, the feds would have to come up with an excuse to go looking for them.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:17 PM

7. It isn't protesters anyway. Trump is paying mercenaries to agitate chaos.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:31 PM

9. I'm concerned about the election

Trump knows what heíll face in the courts once heís out of office & is pulling out all the stops to stay in office.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:33 PM

10. Alternatively: Only protest where there are no deployments, and all on the same day.

THAT's what I was thinking.

He can't jail the whole country.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:39 PM

11. Nice.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:55 PM

12. One way, but then

It could be presented as everything is fine.

I am thinking more and more that there should be massive passive resistance...

Sit downs, just sit down in protest. Be passive in the face of the federal goons.

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