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mahina

(17,417 posts)
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:04 PM Feb 2020

A free tool to learn how to prevent and defeat a coup with nonviolent methods by Gene Sharp

Last edited Sun Feb 23, 2020, 04:24 PM - Edit history (2)

Are you worried about what will happen if Trump won't leave office?

This free pdf by Gene Sharp details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état and executive usurpations. It also contains specific legislative steps and other measures that governments and non-governmental institutions can follow to prepare for anti-coup resistance.

Read The anti-coup by Gene Sharp
This is the link to download the booklet for free (thank you Albert Einstein Institution)
http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TAC-1.pdf

https://www.aeinstein.org/books/the-ant-coup/

Or for 5 bucks buy it
You’ll be glad.

He was a prof at the Peace Studies department at University of Hawai’i and published tremendous work on nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. Nonviolence works when your opponent has more power. Sound familiar?

Albert Einstein institution in New York City where he worked for a long time also has his publications available for download for free but if you have a couple bucks they can make good use of it.

Gene Sharp was a great man. He’s gone but his work lives on and gives us a map to how to manage if the worst unfolds.

If we wait till then it’s too late.

Nonviolence has been an effective tool around the world to deal with tyrants.

https://www.aeinstein.org/books/the-ant-coup/

Please share with your friends, family and legislators.

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A free tool to learn how to prevent and defeat a coup with nonviolent methods by Gene Sharp (Original Post) mahina Feb 2020 OP
at noon the day of the Inauguration he will be considered trespassing and has NO authority over.. samnsara Feb 2020 #1
Not even a little bit. phylny Feb 2020 #2
"I'm an old man and have known many troubles, most of which never happened" . . . Journeyman Feb 2020 #3
Couldn't he just be bodily carried out by LEO or somebody? nt raccoon Feb 2020 #4
No, I imagine the secret service and the generals will be plenty sick of him by then and more redstatebluegirl Feb 2020 #5
More likely Supreme Court will find some BS justification exboyfil Feb 2020 #6
One of the 2naSalit Feb 2020 #7
Absolutely -- that was no acting job Karl Rove pulled on Fox News that night rocktivity Feb 2020 #9
Still reminds me of Trading Places exboyfil Feb 2020 #11
I'm a lot more worried about what will happen rocktivity Feb 2020 #8
no H2O Man Feb 2020 #10
Not leaving the building isn't the same as not leaving office. KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2020 #12
That is my belief malaise Feb 2020 #15
Must Read - Get thee to the greatest page malaise Feb 2020 #13
Thank you Malaise. mahina Feb 2020 #19
I don't think it will happen but better to be prepared malaise Feb 2020 #20
Up till last week I didn't think so either mahina Feb 2020 #21
No nt Raine Feb 2020 #14
It's a legitimate concern. Trump and his cult do not recognize the rule of law. VOX Feb 2020 #16
Thank you. n/t EndlessWire Feb 2020 #17
Certainly, hopeful. mahina Feb 2020 #18

samnsara

(17,498 posts)
1. at noon the day of the Inauguration he will be considered trespassing and has NO authority over..
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:11 PM
Feb 2020

..the military or any gvnt body..

Journeyman

(14,980 posts)
3. "I'm an old man and have known many troubles, most of which never happened" . . .
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:17 PM
Feb 2020

Think I'll stay with Mark Twain and content myself, as the Nazarene phrased it, with the knowledge that "sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

redstatebluegirl

(12,256 posts)
5. No, I imagine the secret service and the generals will be plenty sick of him by then and more
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:29 PM
Feb 2020

than happy to escort his worthless ass out of the White House. He has angered so many people in very high places, I can't imagine a coup working. He needs support for that.

exboyfil

(17,835 posts)
6. More likely Supreme Court will find some BS justification
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:38 PM
Feb 2020

See Bush v. Gore

If the Electors votes go in the box, the new President will come out the other end. Any of the three firewall states could be close enough to contest the election and through it into however the state court will decide, then the US Supreme Court will massage any decision in the favor of the GOP.

The only reason that didn't pull the lever on this plan in Ohio in 2012 was because Obama had won 270 votes by a convincing margin in those other close states. Look at Karl Rove's melt down - they were ready to go.

rocktivity

(44,537 posts)
9. Absolutely -- that was no acting job Karl Rove pulled on Fox News that night
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:19 PM
Feb 2020

He was genuinely expecting Ohio to flip his way -- but there was just too much voter turnout.




rocktivity

rocktivity

(44,537 posts)
8. I'm a lot more worried about what will happen
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:17 PM
Feb 2020

if Trump won't allow an election. Or to keep the Internet up.


rocktivity

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,476 posts)
12. Not leaving the building isn't the same as not leaving office.
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:31 PM
Feb 2020

Once our new president is sworn in, tRump has zero authority beyond his personal straw man empire....

Even the lawnmower boy will disregard him.....

malaise

(266,953 posts)
15. That is my belief
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:35 PM
Feb 2020

Even the cooks and cleaners in the WH will turn on him and the same Secret Service folks will usher him out without without weapons

malaise

(266,953 posts)
13. Must Read - Get thee to the greatest page
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:33 PM
Feb 2020
this piece details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état and executive usurpations. It also contains specific legislative steps and other measures that governments and non-governmental institutions can follow to prepare for anti-coup resistance.

VOX

(22,976 posts)
16. It's a legitimate concern. Trump and his cult do not recognize the rule of law.
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 04:08 PM
Feb 2020

Try this thought: If defeated, Trump will congratulate the winner, thank his staff for their loyalty and simply leave office, like all other presidents have done before him.

Pause for a moment— does the the above sentence ring true? Does it describe a scenario that’s in keeping with what we have witnessed for the past
3-plus years?

Trump does *nothing* quietly, or fairly, or legitimately. Nor does he surrender any ideological ground. It would be very consistent with his demonstrated behavior to contest the results of an election, especially if all the Republican machinations don’t pan out.

I put *nothing* past this insane, bitter criminal. Nothing. It would be wise to have a plan in place that deals with Trump either not recognizing the results of an election he does not win, or not surrendering the office per the law. Because, as has been witnessed repeatedly, the law means nothing to Trump or his circle.

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