1/6 was a defeat for the Far Right, not a triumph — Jacobin
Impeachment shows Trump’s rapidly-eroded status in GOP — LA Times
As many as 20,000 troops will be in DC on Wednesday — USA Today
Stop pretending that civil war is acceptable — Intercept
The solution is not more cops — Defector
No-fly list? No, this is just garden-variety unruliness — Thrifty Traveler
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Tiers: I’ve had a couple requests to tier out Biden supporters and I love the idea. Some categories that come to mind:
1. Left-wing nose-holders who would have preferred Sanders or Warren.
2. Basic straight-ticket Democrats.
3. Mainline Republican never-Trumpers.
4. Independent get-Trump-outers.
All of those groups were united in their opposition to one man, so Trump will come up a lot in discussing each tier, I suspect. I’d love to hear about other tiers or why my four are stupid.
“You have to understand, the underground, it became a cult. Weather, it was a cult. The SLA. The sixties drove them all crazy, all of us. All they did was listen to their own people, their own opinions. By ‘74, ‘75, when the war is over, you should have said, you know, ‘What the fuck? The revolution isn’t happening.’ But they were crazy. I was part of that craziness. I know this to be true. It’s just like the Middle East today, Al Qaeda, a lot of crazy people doing all this very bad shit.” — Elizabeth Fink, quoted by Bryan Burroughs, “Days of Rage,” 2015
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I recognize those four categories. I'm in #4. But I wouldn't call them Biden supporters. I'd call them Trump opponents. Actual Biden supporters are thin on the ground, IMO. That may be something to explore. The real question to flesh out is why one man can produce such devotion on one side, and such repulsion on the other. I'm still rather amazed that Biden was able to do it.
In Adam's and my limited experience with our youtube channels, it seems that content is the driver -- lots of content. Plus, you need one or two videos that really ratchet up the numbers, that get a viral quality. Good luck! I hope it grows rapidly.
Your Biden supporter categories make sense. Which leads me to..."Battle of the Categories" between both sets of categories. You knew this was coming....:)