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  1. Jan 2022
    1. Milan Kundera tells us that the struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

      .memoria .resistencias .j6 .microfascismos

    1. “LOOKS LIKE CIVIL WAR is BECOMING INEVITABLE !!!” read a post a month before the Capitol assault. “WE CANNOT ALLOW FRAUDULENT ELECTIONS TO STAND ! SILENT NO MORE MAJORITY MUST RISE UP NOW AND DEMAND BATTLEGROUND STATES NOT TO CERTIFY FRAUDULENT ELECTIONS NOW !”
    2. Facebook groups swelled with at least 650,000 posts attacking the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s victory between Election Day and the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, with many calling for executions or other political violence, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post has found.
  2. Dec 2021
    1. Trump’s allies used a distorted interpretation of the law, the Election Count Act of 1887, to try and convince Pence that he could toss out the election results during the joint session of Congress on January 6. Pence ultimately decided not to follow through with the pro-Trump interpretation, but there is still room under the statute for the House, which may well be in Republican hands in January 2025, to make plenty of mischief. So the committee is planning to issue recommendations to rewrite the law to prevent such action.

      This vaguely reminds me of the obscure use of a law to get Flynn in trouble.

    2. He added: “We know the Meadows documents reportedly contain information such as the effort to put together an alternative slate of electors, after it was clear that Joe Biden had legitimately won the election. There are laws against election fraud in this country. And that brings us to the outcome. Because in addition to whatever the committee may find, it has the power to work with state and federal prosecutors and make referrals to state and federal prosecutors.”

      So the Jan. 6 committee is not even truly invested in the actual protests now, but more so in trying to get a big name politician over trying to defraud the election.