What grabbed me on page 1 was the reference to “Storming the Winter Palace.” That’s how this plan of attack was characterized for the attackers. I’m smelling the body odor of Steve Bannon right here.
St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace, seat of Russia’s Menshevik government after the Tsar was overthrown, was “stormed” only in the revisionist history of the Bolshevik Revolution, as I learned from Victor Sebestyen’s terrific biography of Lenin.
In fact, the whole Winter Palace thingee reads like a long episode of the Keystone Kops.
I’ll say this for Bannon: if he and his Leninist nomenclature were part of the January 6 insurrection plans, his storm troopers made a lot more noise than Lenin’s on the day of the attack.
Problem for all of them: the United States, with its 240-year history of expanding democratic governance, is not the nascent Soviet Union, which had in its Russian Provisional Government around 8 months of trying to figure out non-despotic governance of some kind before Lenin drove them out.