Please feel free to add your own ideas. Agree or Disagree. All comments welcome on this auspicious occasion.
A coup is not a coup when the successful coup-makers use the power they have seized to deny that a coup has taken place.
A coup is not a coup when the people disenfranchised and suppressed by said coup are desperate to believe that it has NOT happened again.
A coup is not a coup when influential media personalities have repeatedly denied categorically that a coup is in the offing, and will therefore clutch at whatever straw(man) will allow them to report authoritatively that no coup has taken place.
A coup is not a coup when it is the final orchestrated move in a long series of orchestrated moves to replace an elected government with an appointed government that represents the will of the appointees, some of whom happen to have been elected, and not that of the electorate.
This particular non-coup will likely continue not being a coup just so long as EVERYONE DOES EXACTLY AS THEY ARE TOLD!!!
A coup is not a coup when the end result is what has been being called for by anti-democratic thugs for months but cannot really be called either a military or a judicial coup because it is a slick combination of both and has taken place with the silent assent of the displaced elected caretaker government.