Written by Boston Made

January 11, 2021

Democracy 2021

Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It refers to the open resistance against the orders of an established authority.

A rebellion originates from a sentiment of indignation and disapproval of a situation and then manifests itself by the refusal to submit or to obey the authority responsible for this situation. Rebellion can be individual or collective, peaceful (civil disobedience, civil resistance, and nonviolent resistance) or violent (rioting, terrorism, sabotage and guerrilla warfare.)

In political terms, rebellion and revolt are often distinguished by their different aims. If rebellion generally seeks to evade and/or gain concessions from an oppressive power, a revolt seeks to overthrow and destroy that power, as well as its accompanying laws. The goal of rebellion is resistance while a revolt seeks a revolution.[citation needed] As power shifts relative to the external adversary, or power shifts within a mixed coalition, or positions harden or soften on either side, an insurrection may seesaw between the two forms.

This article is about civil disorder. For other uses, see Rebellion (disambiguation).
“Revolt”, “Insurrection”, and “Uprising” redirect here. For other uses, see Revolt (disambiguation), Insurrection (disambiguation), and Uprising (disambiguation).
For other analysis of political violence, see Political violence and Ethnic conflict.

January 6th should have been a day of ceremony when Congress met in joint session, then opened and counted electoral votes for president and vice president. 

Instead, it will be remembered as the day an angry mob, stirred up and aimed down Pennsylvania Avenue by an election-losing president, smashed its way into the Capitol, leaving five dead, the building ransacked, and American democracy under siege.

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

–Abraham Lincoln

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