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I'm glad the election worked out but I'm still anxious that we're not out of the woods yet. Trump so far has only talked about legal challenges but with his stubborn refusal to concede the race I'm wondering how far he'll take things to try to stay in power.

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Trump is telling his base of hyper-nationalistic supporters that their country's democracy and constitution is being subverted by an internal threat. The question really shouldn't be whether we should expect to domestic terrorist incidents in the next few weeks, but how many.

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The other thing that I keep thinking about is the police. Trump has been pushing the narrative for months that he's the pro-police "law and order" candidate and a country under Biden is going to be one of chaos, riots and looting. They in return seem to overwhelmingly support him and they've been equipped for years now with surplus military equipment. What might some police departments pull off if they decide to go rogue?

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@fraggle I think you're worrying too much. Things are going to start getting better.

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@fraggle Cops often already function as occupying forces. It's unclear what their goals would be - they already "hold territory" - but as the recent protests showed they're very effective at random brutality in public settings. It's definitely a useful lens for abolition discussions.

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@fraggle i'm just so glad that trump insulted the military so terribly often during his term

hopefully they'll remember when they're called in to take out these (often individually better armed) rogue militant non-state actors

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@fraggle They would either get arrested by the FBI or the national guard would be deployed.

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