Political Rage Machine: January 6 — Epiphany

Thanks to some stupid people who thought storming the Capitol building would be a good idea, the Democrats have found another thing to rage about. Rage, they did. They even impeached President Trump for a second time, after making numerous threats to have him thrown in prison for a crime he did not commit.

The incident on Jan 6 was very sad in many ways, not the least of which was the loss of life and the injuries to the police. It was sad because it did not have to go that far. It was sad because it shows just how bad things are in this country. Those are the things that happen when you try to silence free people. I don’t like it, but I anticipated it: not there and then, but we never know when these things will happen. Furthermore, there’s some evidence that Antifa was in on it.

Democrats want to blame Trump. After all, he spent the past two months claiming election fraud and trying to change the result of the election using every legal means at his disposal. He also failed miserably. We could have moved on from there, with cries from the Republican side saying that Biden is illegitimate, and jeers from the Democrats with phrases like, “Suck it up, buttercup,” and, “Elections have consequences.” The latter was a favorite for Obama.

It would not have been without precedent. Al Gore still runs around the country claiming to have won the presidency in 2000, and Hillary has done the same since she lost four years ago. Twitter is filled with examples of Democratic politicians undermining the election outcome of 2016 by repeating the now well-known lie that Russia colluded with Trump to steal the election from Hillary. Their accusations against Trump are falling on deaf ears among his supporters because they used the same type of language that he uses, even Nancy Pelosi. Don’t believe me? Take a look at her Twitter feeds. The Democratic Party more or less kicked this thing off and kept it going all the way to the first impeachment of Trump, who did not deserve it. They just abused their power.

So, where do we go? Let me just say that Biden is one of the few who is keeping it together right now. I didn’t think he had it in him, but maybe he does.

The fight must go on. The Democrats learned nothing from the incursion of insurrectionists in their sacred temple. All summer long, they mocked Republicans while the latter repeatedly decried the burning and destruction of our cities. Minneapolis, Buffalo, Cleveland, Kenosha, Portland (although they had it coming), New York, Chicago, and so on.

Pelosi and Ocasio said that the people were protesting for their rights. They were letting themselves be heard. Anyone who was against it was racist. The business owners who saw their livelihoods destroyed first by the overreaction to the pandemic and then by the rioters were too blind to recognize their privilege. They were only complaining because of their whiteness. Of course, Democrats are allowed to be racists. Nothing has changed in the past couple hundred years.

CNN tried to concoct the fairytale that the “Boogaloo Bois” was a far-right menace behind all the violence when it was predominately opportunistic protesters who lived in the affected communities — and Antifa. Yes, the boogaloo crew plotted, schemed, and attacked, but they did not represent the Republicans in any way imaginable. They hate Republicans as much as Democrats. At the end of the day, BLM and Antifa were behind most of the attacks, including attempts to kill both Andy Ngo and Elijah Schaffer. (Antifa attacking Republicans).

When the people were hurting and crying out, they were showing their white privilege. When they were going bankrupt, it was their white privilege. When they could not visit their family members in the hospitals, it was their white privilege. This was the narrative told by the Democratic establishment. They were blaming the victims. They were spreading hatred and vitriol from their lofty tower.

I am ashamed to admit that I fell for some of their lies and believed that their crocodile tears were born out of a real concern for unjustly harmed people. In the end, it was just a manufactured crisis they could use to trick the voters into putting them in office. Democrats in Congress fomented violence and hateful rhetoric, all the while thinking that it would only affect their opponents. No big deal.

Then it hit the congress club in their place of work, and it is suddenly a problem. It is no longer people protesting. Burning buildings and cars, shooting people in their homes, and destroying communities is just free expression: when it happens to other people in other places. When it happens to the single most privileged group of people in our country, congressional representatives, suddenly there needs to be rage. The men and women who supported violence and rage all summer are suddenly shocked to find it at their door. Referring to Kennedy’s assassination, Malcolm X called that “the Chickens coming home to roost.”


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