As Vijay Prashad says in his excellent book, “The Death of The Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution:”
“… revolts become revolutionary when the apolitical sections join the struggle — a point that can neither be properly calibrated nor properly encouraged.”
The movement inevitably seeps into the military, where enlisted soldiers have family in the streets protesting while the issues are being discussed on social media. Most soldiers don’t join the military to serve a Commander in Chief that is a national joke. Their loyalty to such a president has its limits, as exhibited by the powerful documentary Sir No Sir, about active duty soldiers resisting the Vietnam War.