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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:40 AM

Just saw this on twitter.

I'm not on twitter, but I came across this following a link.

Could be photoshopped, could have been taken after January 6, but I doubt it.

I was surprised by this. I actually did not know that they were advertising their intent when gathering at the Capitol.

My apologies if this has been posted already.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:51 AM

1. They needed snappier uniforms.



And this was J6. I remember seeing pics like this.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 07:14 AM

2. Complete with TRUMP caps

Still looking for antifa

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 07:17 AM

3. Pretty sure NOT

a photoshop. I believe this was seen on live TV.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:53 AM

4. CNN showed them on video on 1/6 as well as followup story on the 11th.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:19 AM

8. It's real. They were there Jan 6. An RW chat board had a lot of buzz before it about impending war.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:53 AM

5. Well you see, Antifa... uh... tricked them into wearing those shirts

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:55 AM

6. They had all sorts of custom-made sedition-promoting apparel on

but as they say "First Amendment".

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:02 AM

7. ''Insurrection merch shows just how mainstream extremism has become''

Insurrection merch shows just how mainstream extremism has become
As rioters stormed the Capitol, their shirts spoke loud and clear.

By Hilary George-Parkin Jan 12, 2021, 8:30am EST

Excerpt:

It was spelled out right there on the sweatshirts: “MAGA Civil War January 6, 2021,” the font a kitschy tribute to a Marvel blockbuster. The three men wore their commemorative merch with Trump hats and self-satisfied grins, the violent insurrection for which they’d dressed coming to fruition nearby as a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.

In the wake of Wednesday’s deadly riot, images of the sweatshirts — presumably ordered days or weeks before the president’s supporters converged on Washington, DC — circulated widely on Twitter as evidence of how much preparation had gone into the event. For anyone paying attention to far-right online communities, this proof was unnecessary: The Capitol rioters had been organizing openly online for weeks, and several national media outlets had run stories warning about potential violence. Supporters certainly would’ve had time to order gear from one of countless custom merch sites — the same mostly innocuous ones from which you might buy a niche novelty tee or a personalized mug for your coworker — for the occasion.

The invocation of a coming civil war was also familiar territory, says Michael Hayden, senior investigative reporter for the Southern Poverty Law Center: In recent years, such rhetoric has moved from the fringes of the white power movement and anti-government extremism into the political mainstream, especially around the 2020 election.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22225538/capitol-insurrection-riot-sweatshirts-hats

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:19 AM

9. Now, maybe they could explain how they happened to find a heap of building material.

Just the right type and size to made a scaffolding-shaped pile. I always found that to be rather fortuitous.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:13 PM

10. Prefab.

Probably by the same assholes that made the rookie pipe bombs.

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Response to rubbersole (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 11:20 AM

12. I believe it is exactly as you say.

But, that doesn't do much to move forward their argument that there was nothing planned,that it was all in-the-heat-of-the-moment. Perhaps some people to travel with the prefab makings for a scaffold, but I've never met any of them.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:17 PM

11. Looks to have originated on 1/6... I believe it is legit...

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