Trump’s coup failed — but January 6 was a success |

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. A large group of protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. Trump supporters had gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

History does Repeat!

So many people feel it’s in their individual interests not to stop fascism that they’re failing to see that the long-term collective interest is in doing something to stop this — before it’s too late. Many historians and researchers see strong parallels between January 6 and Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, in which the Nazi leader and a couple of thousand followers tried to overthrow the Weimar Republic. Hitler failed, and much of the press treated the attempt like a joke. But it ended up being a galvanizing moment for Nazis to move forward and seize power through legal means. The same thing is playing out now, with Republicans rewriting state election laws and purging election officials who are disloyal to the fascist cause. It’s all with an eye towards making sure that, next time Trump wants to be declared the winner of an election he lost, there’s no one to stop him. Every day that plan isn’t thwarted, he gets closer to success. One year later, time is only running out.

Source: Trump’s coup failed — but January 6 was a success |

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