When Insurrection Was Okay

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from National Review,

The same media outlets decrying the ‘insurrection’ at the Capitol used a similar term for the George Floyd riots — only then, the purpose was to legitimize them.

When the press called the George Floyd riots “an uprising,” it wasn’t to paint them in as frightening and disturbing a light as possible, as we’ve seen after the Capitol riot. No, it was to legitimize them.

An uprising is functionally indistinguishable from an insurrection. Merriam-Webster defines the former as “a usually localized act of popular violence in defiance usually of an established government.” It defines the latter as “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.”

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