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ワシントンポストの有料記事なので引用は最小限にとどめますが、議事堂突入の前のトランプによるスピーチを丁寧に注釈をつけて分析している記事がありました。

By Aaron Blake Jan. 11, 2021

この記事でもしっかりとコンテクストの中で理解すべきで“peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”ともっともらしい逃げ口上の部分を引用するだけの危険性を指摘しています。

The speech must also be viewed in the context of a president who has often alluded to the idea that his supporters might one day get violent. And while he said those who would march to the Capitol after his speech should “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” his speech was also littered with allusions to the protesters having the power to stop what Congress was doing — and indeed, that he was counting on them to do so.

その“peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”のところを以下のように分析しています。扇動に問われないようの弁明にすぎないと捉えています。

I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.13 Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for the integrity of our elections. But whether or not they stand strong for our country — our country, our country has been under siege for a long time. Far longer than this four-year period.

13 This is the line that Trump's allies — including Giuliani — have regularly used to defend him against allegations that his speech incited the violence. It is worth noting that Trump directly urged people to "peacefully" make their voices heard at the Capitol. As is often the case, though, Trump co-mingled that with far different messages: The idea that this couldn't be allowed to happen, the idea that it would lead to disaster, and the idea that Democrats wouldn't respond so peacefully. And many of Trump's supporters seemed to internalize that message more than this one.

本心からpeacefullyを願っているなら以下のようなwarriorsといった戦闘的な用語は使わないでしょうし。。。

I want to thank the more than 140 members of the House. Those are warriors.15  They’re over there working like you’ve never seen before, studying, talking, actually going all the way back studying the roots of the Constitution because they know we have the right to send a bad vote that was illegally gotten.

15 Trump is hardly the only politician to use battle metaphors while whipping up his supporters, but he's certainly taken it to another level. Most notably, he has referred to his supporters as an "Army for Trump."

こちらはトランプの行いは国家反逆罪だと責めているOpEdですが、“peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”と白々しいことをCYAと呼んで一蹴していました。

Opinion by  Dana Milbank Columnist
Jan. 7, 2021 at 10:20 a.m. GMT+9

The elder Trump worked the crowd into a frenzy with his claim that victory had been stolen from him by “explosions of bullshit.”

“Bullshit! Bullshit!” the mob chanted.

Trump instructed his supporters to march to the Capitol — “and I’ll be there with you” — to “demand that Congress do the right thing” and not count the electoral votes of swing states he lost. “You’ll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong,” he admonished them, with CYA instructions to make themselves heard “peacefully and patriotically.”

このように自己弁護を散りばめているということは、それだけトランプは暴力扇動の確信犯だったと言うことでしょう。

(Wikipedia)
Cover your ass
Cover your ass (British: arse), abbreviated CYA, is an activity done by an individual to protect themselves from possible subsequent criticism, legal penalties, or other repercussions, usually in a work-related or bureaucratic context. In one sense, it may be rightful steps to protect oneself properly while in a difficult situation, such as what steps to take to protect oneself after being fired.[1] But, in a different sense, according to The New York Times' language expert William Safire, it describes "the bureaucratic technique of averting future accusations of policy error or wrongdoing by deflecting responsibility in advance".[2] It often involves diffusing responsibility for one's actions as a form of insurance against possible future negative repercussions.[2] It can denote a type of institutional risk-averse mentality which works against accountability and responsibility, often characterized by excessive paperwork and documentation,[3] which can be harmful to the institution's overall effectiveness.[4] The activity, sometimes seen as instinctive,[5] is generally unnecessary towards accomplishing the goals of the organization, but helpful to protect a particular individual's career within it, and it can be seen as a type of institutional corruption working against individual initiative.[6]

原理原則論も大事ですが、その時何が起こったのか丁寧に振り返ることも同じくらい、いや今後あることないこと付け加えることが出てきそうなことを考えると、こちらの方が重要なはずです。

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