The only folks who don’t see it are the folks who don’t want to see it, because they don’t like their own cowardly image in the mirror. They don’t want to see it because they lack the courage, integrity and historical perspective to see it.
That’s their problem. I will not be deterred, sidetracked or derailed. Nor will any other American who truly loves this country and its profound foundational concepts and principles.
January 6, 2021 was the darkest, most threatening and treacherous day in American history.
Cue the Mindless Bluster Section. “You must be kidding!”
No. You must be an ostrich. You must be an ostrich with a smaller head than your average ostrich, buried deeper in the sand (or somewhere) than your average ostrich.
Facts. The armed insurrection at our Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was a pre-meditated, coordinated, cynical, illegal attempt to simply throw out the results of a free and fair election. Domestic terrorists, manipulated by the then president of the United States, attempted to overthrow the government of the United States. It was an attempted coup that came perilously close to succeeding.
It was an attempt to install an autocracy.
The rioters wanted to kill the vice president of the United States, and the speaker of the House of Representatives. People were killed.
The then president of the United States incited this riot. He actually launched the Big Lie months before the November election. The rioters were his Cultists. There were no “false flags.” These were Trumpists, rioting in the name of Trumpism.
The then president of the United States parked himself in front of a tv and watched the riot he incited as if it were the Super Bowl. Despite pleas from advisors and even family members to stop the violence (which he clearly had the ability to do), he waited three hours and seven minutes before he did or said anything.
And then he told the rioters, “We love you.”
That’s not only a violation of his oath of office, that’s treason. No? Then what would be?
Not our darkest day? Then what was?
This was not spontaneous. This was highly pre-meditated, planned and coordinated. Where’s the evidence? Everywhere. It’s documented. It’s all there. Emails. Memos. Texts. Videos and audio tapes. Hard evidence, as opposed to the “no evidence needed” policy that fuels the Cultists’ lies.
And now clearly with the foreknowledge and complicity of Trump State Television, aka Fox Fiction.
“Just do it.” Just throw out the election results. Just don’t certify them. Just prevent the first peaceful transfer of power in American history.
They’ve really all admitted it. Their hubris will be their ruination.
Watergate? This makes Watergate look like a jaywalking ticket.
And it doesn’t end there. When the attempted coup ultimately failed, the conspirators went after election officials in multiple states. Lives were threatened. The threats were not empty.
The Big Lie gave rise to and supported all the other lies.
And the lies have set the stage for future coup attempts. The last one failed. The next one might not.
January 6, 2021 was an armed insurrection carried out by domestic terrorists. The insurrection’s objective was to simply overturn the results of a free and fair election, prevent the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in American history, overthrow the government of the United States and install an autocracy.
Not the darkest day in American history? Really?
Sure, we’ve had plenty of other dark days, and I’m not diminishing any of them. No need to call the roll.
But they all involved others attacking us.
This was us on us, trying to overthrow us. This was us, trying to destroy our own sacred institutions.
That’s not just dark. That’s a goddam eclipse.