The fictional Dr. Evil shows how to plan an insurrection with real examples from the Jan 6th insurrection.
Understand the planning behind the Jan 6th insurrection with this parody. It’s important to know how it was organized as Judge Luttig said another coup is likely. Democracy is truly on the ballot in 2022.
“Judge Michael Luttig, a conservative former federal judge, said during a House hearing Thursday that former President Donald Trump and his supporters continue to present a “clear and present danger to American democracy.” Luttig, who provided informal counsel to Vice President Mike Pence as he faced pressure from Trump to overturn the 2020 election results, said during a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 that Trump and his allies will attempt to overturn the election if Trump or another Republican loses in 2024.” – VICE
Insurrection planning guide topics
A lot of information has emerged about the Jan 6th insurrection, the conspirators and the violent mob that attacked the Capitol Police. How can this be presented in a form that can be scanned quickly, without missing a lot of the important details. Infographics. We intentionally chose to limit it to fifteen topics to prevent information overload. The infographic can be shared with this link, by scanning the QR Code or downloaded as a JPEG, PDF or GIF.
- Cook up a story for the insurrection
- Make money from donations
- Have a lawyer write up your scheme
- Dress the part
- Destroy evidence. Use burner phones.
- Have cheerleaders
- Get help from connected supporters
- Use mob violence
- Have your cronies cover for you
- If you don’t succeed, try again
Plan to overturn the 2024 election
“To this very day, the former president and his allies and supporters pledge that if the former president or his anointed successor as the Republican Party presidential candidate were to lose in 2024, that they would attempt to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election, but succeed in 2024 where they failed in 2020,” Luttig said. “I don’t speak those words lightly. I would have never spoken those words ever in my life, except that that’s what the former president and his allies are telling us.”
“The former president and his allies are executing that blueprint for 2024, in open, plain view of the American public,” Luttig said. Trump has been fighting hard to get lackeys who back his election lies into key positions of power so that they can meddle in the 2024 elections, when he’s likely to be on the ballot once again. – VICE
Designing an infographic
Most people process images faster than words. They retain only 10% of textual content we read – while images make a stronger impression. Infographics combine text, images, videos and data into a visually compelling story.
This infographic was designed with the free Infogram app in about half a day. It combines text, documents, graphics and videos from the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, National Archives and several news sources. An infographic makes it easy to present a lot of information in a form that’s easy to understand and share with others. It can be viewed on a laptop or phone. The information is stored online can be updated with new details as well.
Why infographics work
Infographics make complex information more comprehensible. Long lists of facts and figures can overwhelm readers. When this happens, the reader is likely to skip the list and move onto the next bit of information – or worse, leave the page altogether. A well-designed infographic can make complicated information clearer. The most effective infographics don’t just add images to text; Instead, they provide additional context to the text and make the point easier to understand. When reading text, it can be tricky to identify patterns. When we add shapes, images and colors, readers can easily recognize the patterns and understand complex information. – 20.com
Infographics capture attention
We get around 175 newspapers worth of information each day through the net. To deal with this influx of information, we tend to skim over most of it and only take in certain points. Research shows that people read around 20% of the text on a webpage. This means that 80% of the information goes unnoticed. With a large percentage being filtered out, how can you make sure readers are getting the key points? Studies show that users pay attention to images that carry information. In fact, readers spend more time looking at relevant images than they do reading the text on the page. Infographics cut through the noise and capture the reader’s attention. – 20.com
As much detail as you want
The Insurrection Planning Guide includes a section on how “The day before the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, Representative Barry Loudermilk gave a tour of parts of the Capitol complex to individuals who were seen on video photographing and taking footage of areas “not typically of interest to tourists,” according to the House committee investigating the attack.” – MSN
That’s shown in summary as ‘Get Inside Help’ with a quote from MSN. Underneath that are more details from Newsweek. “A Democratic lawmaker has accused Congressional colleagues of helping protesters prepare for the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) made the claim in a Facebook live in which she told her constituents about the events of last Wednesday and outlined why she backed an appeal to Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. She referred to “members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on January 5—a reconnaissance for the next day.” She also said that there were “members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy.”
There is a link to an audio transcript of the article from Trinity Audio as well as a 2 minute PBS video on YouTube of Loudermilk giving the tour. This lets people get as much information as they want on that topic in the form (text, audio or video) that they want.
TakeAway: Understand how the Jan 6th insurrection almost overturned the election results and how democracy is on the ballot in the 2022 midterms.
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