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Old 01-17-2020, 10:34 AM
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Is there any meaningful difference between what you would label as "armed revolution" and "domestic terrorism"? Or even "riots triggered by political upset"? Or those silly what if a civil war bits?

The only potential difference I can see is some critical mass of participants. The critical mass really has to be an overwhelmingly solid majority of the country in support of violent revolution. Less than that and it is just domestic terrorism or rioting. (Both of which we have had.) And thing is that even with gerrymandering and structural advantages that have allowed a minority of this country to impose a president and a Senate on the majority and to impose that minority's agenda on the majority, that "overwhelmingly solid majority of the country in support" is not there. Moreover if it was the revolution could and would (hopefully will) be in the voting booths. And it will be televised.