Saturday, June 18, 2022

2020 U.S. coup attempt: Consensus reality broke long ago

“Watergate” was “a mytho-poetic perversion of governance whose real and symbolic betrayals helped feed the paranoia and disaffection with consensus reality that form the ambient political background for high weirdness.” (As described by Erik Davis. High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. London: Strange Attractor Press, 2019.)

The 2020 coup attempt

We know that Eastman sent an email on December 24, 2020, saying that Trump was unlikely to win on the "legal merits" of his position, to which another lawyer, Kenneth Chesebro, replied that the Supreme Court Justices might be pressured to rule in Trump's favor if they "start to fear that there will be wild chaos on January 6".

USAmericans were already paranoid and disaffected, yes, but there was no longer any consensus reality to break. It was broken long ago.

U.S. Capitol building

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