Don't go there
- Oct 13, 2009
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Trump supporters have taken over the capitol. Forcing congress to abandon the building and halt the elector certification.
I gotta disagree. Nothing remotely the same about this. However I think when 9/11 happened they should have waited for a State of The Union address and crashed all the planes into the capitol building one after another. We need to start over.
Some of the same acts but much different motivations. You’re equating burning sections of cities, threatening death to opposition vs people not taking a stolen election without a symbolic or real revolt. Just the economic disparity of impact between the two factions is indicative that the two are not the same. The targets of the “peaceful protests” were not the same. Innocent people and livelihoods were the targets of the terrorists. Patriots targeted corrupt government. It may end up being as big or bigger but at the moment it is not on the scale of the terrorists over the past year. Regardless of the way it plays out, a warning shot across the bow of illegitimate government was taken. It’s here to stay and it’s long over due.
Scary times indeed. I honestly think it will only get worse. There is a larger percentage of the population that this resonates with than those that were for the American Revolution. They feel like targets of the government and the terrorists of the past year. Throw in all the election bullshit and poof you have finally pushed too far and gotten blow back.
I'm going to award you the gold in mental gymnastics here. I specifically said some of the stuff over the summer was worse, and it was, but what happened today was bad in every way, shape, and form and should be condemned by any law abiding American. The the reasons cited are arguably just as misguided as the reasons BLM spouted all summer. Trump chummed the waters with his "the election was stolen" cries, but the fact is, he and his crackpot legal team haven't been able to prove it. This reminds me of a football game where a team loses 48-17, but blame it on a couple of bad calls. Was there some funny vote counting in places like Atlanta and Philly? I believe so. But they've done an awful job of providing evidence of it, and I don't believe it was nearly enough to matter anyway. Regardless, handling it like it would be handled 200 years ago, ain't the answer, IMO.