Thu Jan 6, 2022 AT 12:45 PM EST
The debate is over. After a year spent investigating claims of election fraud, the media has determined that any fraud in the 2020 election was too insignificant to have changed the outcome and Joe Biden legitimately won. Now we can get back to our normal lives, or whatever passes for normal now . . . except that’s fiction.
In 44 BC, Roman Senators murdered Caesar, claiming they acted to protect the Republic. In fact, they simply sought power. Their coup d’état put the final nail in the coffin of a republic that had been dead in deed, if not name, for decades.
Coup d’états differ from revolutions in that they’re generally orchestrated by or include people within government who seize power — often by narrowly using or just threatening violence — resulting in a rapid transition of power. Revolutions are often longer affairs that include much of a country’s population and exponentially more bloodshed. Read Full Story