Did I miss my invitation to the ongoing insurrections?
After elevating a nasty riot into an insurrection … and an insurrection into a coup … and now we have that attempted coup transformed into an ongoing effort to turn America into an authoritarian state led by Republicans. Of course, it is all political propaganda emanating from a Democratic Party hoping to become a one-party authoritarian leadership.
Yeah! The best way to preserve a people-based democracy is to have one party govern from the top down – the top being the central government in Washington, D.C. ruled over by a permanent establishment of bureaucrats and elected officials of one party. We can see how well that system works in countries like China, Russia, North Korea, and even Cuba.
From January 6, 2021, to today, I have seen a demonstration get out of hand – turn into a riot. I have seen that dynamic many times in many cities across America. However, I have never seen the Washington establishment take such interest in a riot – or devote so many resources to puff it up into a Republic-ending narrative. The problem with the narrative is that the evidence does not uphold the spin.
After more than one and a half years – and more than 800 arrested for their activities on Capitol Hill on January 6 – less than half a dozen folks have been charged with Seditious Conspiracy. The vast majority of the 800 arrestees have been charged with crimes commonly associated with … riots. Such things as trespassing and vandalism.
Speaker Pelosi’s one-sided prosecutorial committee is blowing a lot of hot air about attempted coups, sedition, and treason. So far, no one has come close to being indicted for such crimes much less convicted.
The attempted coup narrative is so silly that it is amazing that anyone would take the accusations seriously. Perhaps it is because a corrupt and biased news media have given the Democrats narratives undeserved credibility.
But now we have the claim of an ongoing assault on America’s democratic institutions. According to those on the left, we are in the midst of a rolling coup attempt. It is happening every day. Her greatest fear is what Maya Wiley, of the New York Times, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe’s” audience — that we are imperiled by an “ever present threat” from what she called “an ascendant movement” to overthrow the American government. She insisted that we “must accept the fact” that there is a serious ongoing attack on the nation’s democratic institutions. Really? Just like a liberal telling what we the people must believe.
The show also featured Michael Beschloss – billed as a historian (because he wrote a couple books) – who took the issue into political hyperspace. His “evidence” of the ongoing coup attempt was making up narratives of things that did not happen.
What if the box of electoral ballots had been taken by the mob? And what if the mob had seized Vice President Pence as a hostage – or even worse, used the gallows constructed outside the Capitol Building as a symbolic statement to actually lynch Pence?
Apparently Bechloss forgot that he is supposed to play the role of historian – and not a creative fiction writer. That is the problem. All that coup talk is hyperbolic or purely speculative.
The facts tell another story. The riot on Capitol Hill lasted about four hours. The rioters were essentially unarmed – something you would not expect of a real coup attempt. The riot caused less damage … less injury … and less death than those iconic riots that have plagued our major Democrat-controlled cities for generations. And in those cases, we have the police stand down and very few get rioters charged with anything. It is all part of the Democrats catch-and-release program (which apparently does not apply to conservative folks).
Following the January 6 riot, we were told that there would be disruptions across the nation led by violent insurrectionists. That never occurred. On the first anniversary, Democrats warned of a major assault on the Republic in D.C. and across the nation. In that case, Speaker Pelosi used her authority to bring out the National Guard and erected tall fencing around the Capitol Building. Approximately 100 people showed up – outnumbered by media and law enforcement – to listen to speakers and depart in about one hour. Nothing across the nation.
We are told how the coup plotters would be interfering with elections. Since January 6, 2021, there have been dozens –perhaps hundreds – of elections in every state. None were disrupted. There were hardly any challenges to the outcomes. It was basically business as usual for the electoral process.
Of course, no coup attempt can take place without the support of the military. From January 6 to today, I am unaware of any efforts by the military to support an overthrow of the government. If you hear of any, let me know.
We had a terrible riot on January 6, 2021. Folks on all sides of the political divide condemned it – and called for the rioters to be punished. They disrupted the certification by a couple hours. There was no threat to the Republic. No threat to America’s democratic institutions.
The original alleged coup attempt – and the ongoing coup attempt it is supposed to have sired – is political fiction on the grand scale. The Select Committee is not trying to get at the truth, but to propagate the Democrats’ BIG LIE.
As President Lincoln noted … you cannot fool all the people all the time. Fortunately, the Democrat strategy of gaslighting the American public is fooling fewer and fewer people every day.
So, there ‘tis.