According to this report, the cycle of insurgency has five stages:
2. Reactive Protests
3. Preemptive Rioting
4. Military or Law Enforcement Backlash and Crackdowns
5. Widespread Rebellion and Insurrection
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We appear to be in stage 4. Is stage 5 next, just in time to disrupt our political conventions?
It sure looks that way to me. What do you think?
Update - Black Panthers want their own country. That sounds like "open rebellion" to me: