They’re not of the same class to me.

 They’re not of the same class to me.
These were not unarmed masses. They had weapons. Many of them have trained for decades for just this very day. A number are ex-military, ex-police.
Not all of course. But I guarantee a lot of those men had years and years more tactical training than the poor shmuck cops just out of college getting bashed over the head with flagpoles and sprayed with pepper spray.
Far more training among “the masses”. These are police, not military. Military gets training in America.
Police get a drug check and a pistol and 90 days of training before being sent out.
I just don’t see them as equivalent to the other things you’re talking about.
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Having been up against jocks and mean girls in school, a whole sheer mass of them doesn’t thrill me or give me any pride. Whatever they’re doing together is probably not good. I think of sports stadium fights and stuff.
I bet a lot of them were football players in high school and the women were mall shoppers used to pushing through crowds.
The “Tickle Me Elmo” stampede in particular comes to mind.
“What is Gene Sharp theory?
His fundamental belief is that any power structure relies upon the subjects’ obedience to the orders of the ruler(s). If subjects do not obey, rulers have no power. In Sharp’s view, all effective power structures have systems by which they encourage or extract obedience from their subjects.”
Oh, I don’t think this is true at all. It’s a very cartoonish, unrealistic view of structure.
Boebert is an ideology, a public figure, a public image projected to millions on Twitter. We don’t know what she is as a person directly, only by the roles and how well she carries them out. She’s just an idea she presents and other present of her and how she measures to duty. Not real.But you’re real. I’m real. Friendship is more important. The rioters on Jan 6 are not my friends unless I talk to them. They’re like a soccer team in Brazil that knocks down the stands and a few people got crushed. An item in the news unless I know someone involved. I can feel bad of course.But I was a Boy Scout. I hate American foreign policy and am usually disappointed in American domestic policy but overall I like the mess of it. It’s not like other governments. It needs improvement. But nobody has given me an alternative worth overthrowing it for. Boebert to use her as an example, swore an oath, a duty. She turns from citizen to official. The role changes, the duty changes.

To break that oath and work to destroy from the inside means a dishonest and untrustworthy character and that cuts across what she attempts to project.

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Boebert didn’t have a good reason. Trump didn’t have a good reason. MTG didn’t have a good reason. Alex Jones didn’t have a good reason.
You have a duty as a public figure not to abuse the power.
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I have never seen people or animals obey.
I’ve seen them be agreeable but not obey.
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Duty for example, I see as a continual choice. You can always break the duty, the honor.
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I suspect our disconnect is probably with that Gene Sharp theory. I don’t think in terms of obedience vs freedom from obedience.
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I like to try to come to mutual understanding. It’s always my goal. There’s always SOME way. But it can take a while sometimes. Here, for example, you pointed out something I couldn’t see: that we were talking two different languages basically.
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Videos can be manipulative in a way that text isn’t as much so I try to avoid them.
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