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Right-wing researchers like Jared Holt had said that online chatter among extremists suggested few people would show for fear of a trap by law enforcement. Far-right figures, including Gab CEO Andrew Torba and QAnon conspiracy leader Ron Watkins, encouraged their followers not to attend for fear of ― as Torba put it ― becoming “a political prisoner of the state.”
Members of the violent gang the Proud Boys also opted not to show, with one member suggesting that the rally “sounds like bait,” Holt pointed out in his Substack newsletter.
UNQUOTEThe conspiracists are suffering from what happens to conspiracists. They "spin up" more conspiracies to one-up each other.*
The multitude of conspiracies keep growing until they are working at cross-purposes.
Ultimately, they implode upon one another. And we get 200 people at a rally that was supposed to be a big deal.
"Paranoia strikes deep(Name the group that recorded that song.....without looking it up!)
Into your life it will creep
Starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line
The Man will take you away.
We better stop now
What's that sound
Everybody look what's going down!"
And then there's the chickensh!t coward-ass GQP "leaders" in Congress too afraid of their own shadows (and a #3TimeLoser45 "Tweet") to do ANYthing but kiss his butt.
They weren't going to go out there with those LOSERS unless #ErraticTrump told 'em to go. And he's too scared to go anywhere in "public" for fear someone will tell him the truth to his face:
"YOU'RE A F'ING LOSER!"He's tryna keep his "fingerprints" off of anything that might make him accountable for the dirt he's doing.
Y'all, THAT's the NUMBER ONE REASON, his attempted coup was a flop, and it's half-ass continued effort will be a flop:
HE DOESN'T HAVE THE COURAGE OF HIS LACK OF CONVICTIONS!!*
An analog to this is what I observed at the height of "Black militancy" in the 1970s.
Folks in a room would sometimes try to OUTDO each other with the most "radical"-sounding rhetoric they could come up with, OR alternately, the most bizarre scenario of what "The Man" (always hated that particular sh!t) was going to do to us.
In a slightly different category - but the same idea - I'll never forget a guy "asking" me - since African/Black folks look so different from Euros and Asians - if I thought Black folks were from the Moon!!!
Thank goodness, there was no social media back then!!!