So, where to begin? I suppose the first thing to say is that none of what happened in Washington DC on Wednesday could have come as a surprise to anyone, and there is plenty of blame to be spread around to everyone.
There is blame to be laid at the feet of President Donald Trump for giving a speech to an enormous crowd of Americans who are rightfully angry at what they see as an election that has been stolen from them and their President. Certainly, the President could have ended his speech with an admonition to go in peace, and he didn’t. He is the President of the United States, after all, and he needs to be willing to take responsibility for his own actions.
The President had to know that any violence that took place would be blamed on himself by the media, by the Democrats and by the Swamp creatures in his own Republican Party, regardless of who committed it. It matters not to Trump’s detractors that the ring leaders of yesterday’s assault on the federal Capitol Building were obvious Antifa: The only thing that matters is that several thousand Trump supporters when through the barricades around the Capitol with them.
There is plenty of blame to be laid at the feet of those people as well. We spent the entire summer and most of the fall arguing that rioting and violence is never a justifiable response to injustice as we watched an array of formerly great American cities be looted and burned on national television by Antifa and BLM rioter while the talking heads of cable news assured us it was all “mostly peaceful.” We ridiculed those talking head for that while arguing that these were not protesters, they were domestic terrorists.
Well guess what? You don’t get to argue that when the rioters are the opposition and then forget all about it when the rioters are made up mostly of your allies. Life doesn’t work that way for rational people of good will.
Upon waking up this morning, the radio station I listen to was playing a tape of some NBA basketball player who was absurdly being asked what he thought about yesterday’s events by some doofus sports reporter, and his answer was “Why do y’all keep calling them protesters? F*** that, man, they’re terrorists.”
Sound familiar? Yes, that guy’s a raging hypocrite since he no doubt spend the entire summer and fall referring to the people burning down the local WalMart and looting the Dick’s Sporting Goods next door as heroes.
But here’s the deal: This works both ways.
There is no question that several thousand actual, real Trump supporters breached those barricades around the Capitol Building along with the obvious Antifa agitators. Those people don’t get a pass here. They can’t in a civil society.
But here’s the other side of this: Take a look at this photo:
That’s Washington, DC. Not from yesterday, but from May 31, 2020. That’s what Antifa and BLM domestic terrorists did to the nation’s capital just 7 months ago, and we all remember how the Democrats and their pals in the corrupt news media portrayed that day, twisting themselves into pretzels of illogic and dementia as they praised the “peaceful protesters” who were “speaking out against injustice” even as cars and buildings burned behind the intrepid fake reporter on the ground.
Those Democrats and corrupt journalists are the exact same people who last night and today have been venting their righteous anger at the President and the Trump supporters who participated in the events at the Capitol Building. If you say they are raging hypocrites, well, you’re right, no question about it.
But if you’re not at the same time condemning the thousands of Trump supporters who really did breach the barricades around the perimeter of the Capitol grounds, then you’re a hypocrite, too. You can’t run around wearing t-shirts that proudly proclaim “Back the Blue” then look the other way when at least two Capitol Policemen had to be taken away from the scene in ambulances. Those folks are Americans with families just like we all are, and they were there just trying to do their jobs.
Joe Biden is also to blame. He came out as the riot was ending and read a speech expressing his own righteous indignation about the riot, saying violence is never the answer and pleading for peace and civility. It was a speech that would have been wonderful if he had had the courage the deliver it 7 months ago as Minneapolis and Chicago and New York City and Washington and Portland and Seattle were being burned and looted by members of his own party, but that didn’t happen, did it? Delivered yesterday, it just rang hollow as it came from a hollow sock puppet who long ago surrendered any moral authority to even speak on the subject.
One of the biggest problems we have now as a society is that there is no one we can trust to tell us the truth. The mainstream news media has invested so much of its time and energy gaslighting the public over the last five years that we cannot believe that anything they report is actually accurate. The same is true of our politicians in both parties and, sadly, of the people who staff the raging dumpster fire of incompetence and deceit that is the FBI and the Department of Justice.
We certainly can’t trust Congress, which very predictably used the riot as an excuse to just speed up the process of declaring China Joe Potato Head Biden as the next POTUS, with Vice President Mike Pence using his gavel to get the deal done. It was all very carefully choreographed, with RINO’s like Mitt Romney getting standing ovations from the Democrats after they spoke.
Naturally, the media started reporting stories based on “sources” that Trump’s cabinet officials were working behind the scenes to build consensus for having him removed from office using the 25th Amendment. You should expect similar messages to come from members of congress today.
In fact, you should probably prepare yourselves for the possibility of that actually happening, given that Republicans like Romney and Elizabeth Cheney would no doubt support the notion. With his speech yesterday, President Trump gave the Swamp a rationale for finally getting what it has pursued endlessly for the last four years: a soft coup d’etat on his presidency.
That is all.
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