To those, who around the world have stated today in the press that, “they hold our President Trump accountable for the storming of the US capitol building yesterday”, I say this:
You have to ask the people who did it, why they forcibly entered the building.
According to ‘EPOCH Times” video footage, there were different “types” intermingled there at the capitol building outside. I know this, because I watched and listened. Some persons early in the day, there, did not appear to be of our peaceable type as indicated. Usually, Trump supporters are vocal, yes. But, have not been violent. In a preceding demonstration, one was a victim of a stabbing. In yesterday’s, did the rubber bullets and tear gas embolden some of them? Were leftists infiltrating and posing as “Trumpers”? It appears that patriotism motivated some of those who “stormed” the capitol building (forcibly), as some have said on record. That much seems pretty obvious and apparent; that’s my impression. That’s what was told. Also, rafters were set up to accommodate them outdoors. But, that has little to do with moment that forcible entry was enacted, I’m inclined to presume. So who were these people? Patriots? Or, “thugs”, as at least one Congressman has later said?
Some persons (today, the day after) have already said that the Trump supporters came to display that “they were extremely fed up with this election process; and a stolen election.” Being strung along; and lied to. Further, by what appeared to be “a dereliction of duty by the US Supreme Court in failing to take up court cases”.
We’ve been told, that the US Supreme Court “feared riots, in retaliation of an overturned election”. So, they “did not want to fulfill their Constitutional role”. This was speculated, but also reported by local Southern California radio, on an overheard conversation between the Chief Justices who were [arguing among themselves in a “private” but leaked conversation heard through walls by staffers].
These frustrated persons who demonstrated yesterday in DC, were well within their rights to demonstrate, independently of what anyone blamed for this may have told them to do. People are responsible for their own actions when something as this occurs, not for those actions of other persons. Just telling someone to commit a crime, does not make them responsible for one having been committed (in most cases). Minors should not be allowed to demonstrate (in my view) in the USA, for reasons involving danger or duress. And, everyone (understandably) has his breaking point, as to how patient one can be when legal rights are violated. We’re human and can only take so much; while government can withstand more (usually). Ideally, the demonstrators would have instead come to a victory-event that ought to have taken place. It is sad, that was not the circumstance for the public gathering. What a shame. This could have been avoided?
The peaceful dissent had been made obvious, by display, by those who have been met with violence yesterday. Since past early November’s election day of 11/3/2020, today is now January 7, 2021. Storming of the capitol is quite extreme action; and does violate law and order I have to admit. And, I would admit that in every instance of it happening. With a reputation for being “peaceful demonstrators”, were some of these “types”, there, co-mingled… perhaps prepaid in a conspiracy plot; patsies provoked into a breach of the building, thus undermining President Trump and we his supporters? Was their financial desperation taken advantage of, by some financiers, well in advance of the planned demo? It’s common knowledge that today in America, many people are paid by groups to do things that have political intent. At this stage, healthy skepticism and theory are still our obligation as concerned citizens. And, we Americans are well aware that foreign powers pull strings; and, that they have deep pockets with which to manipulate the grass roots activist or elected office alike.
Was this a foreign plot? Lord knows we’ve faced foreign plots before, and had been somewhat unprepared. Just look at “COVID-19”.
The presidents’ spoken appreciation yesterday for the frustration of the American people, for our demonstrable patience for the system; and, his subsequent telling “that he loves them (us) but that they should disperse and go home”, in no way should be determined by anyone absent of any wise rationale, as an admission of any guilt… nor emanation… of preceding directives by the Executive office for persons’ storming of the building yesterday. People in government now leveling “article 25” or even “sedition” against our president, are clearly way out of line. This is treasonous and traitor-like behavior. Treason is their guilt. Especially, when foreign powers cause problems for us here. There has to be respect for President Trump; and he’s gotten too little from Dems and certain elected persons. There’s no link of any command given (and known to us in the public), between protestors who stormed the capitol yesterday and President Trump. Again, people are responsible for their own actions. I’d like to cite an incident decades ago, in which a person murdered someone in order to impress a well known actress. Was the actress culpable for the crime? No. Her crazed fan was.
‘Fox News’ today reports that someone has said that the President’s statement given today, having denounced the storming of the Congressional building, comes “too late”. Oh really? One day later, is too late? Time taken to make public statement in response to what happened yesterday (a huge incident), after late night session of electoral college vote certification, was right. Do you sleep? Speaking sooner than that, would (in my view) not have been appropriate or even responsible timing. And, now, his ‘twitter’ is even blocked! This seems plotted in advance of today. Keep in mind also, that our President has been slighted & challenged daily (and battled ceaselessly by other Americans) since he took office four years ago. There’s been little gratitude for all he’s done.
How can he get out the messages as quickly as he used to, now? He can’t without ‘twitter’. ‘Fox’ presumably has used the Presidents’ ‘twitter’ feed to report their news, as have many other news publishers. His opponents don’t care, because now they have revenge for his longstanding criticisms of domestic mainstream media.
People jump to conclusion that he orchestrated this building breach. ‘Twitter’ has been talked about, as wanting to restrict his communications feed. Now they have. They are violating his free speech. How “convenient”! But, other publications are still carrying his message, like this one.
It’s counter-productive of any group to forcibly enter the capitol. We have already witnessed the lack of common sense, acted out, in the same way by radical leftists in preceding year(s) here in the USA. Dangerous riots, that have put a multitude of businesses out of commission; and many innocent people at risk. Many have taken advantage of chaos that they have permitted, and sponsored.
Republicans, ‘rino’s’-Republican in name only (fake Republicans), and others who are back-stabbing him (us) now, should not point fingers and blame at the President. I won’t mention their names here. You can look up today’s ‘Fox’ news feed to find out who. The disruption of the political party unity was already brewing long ago amidst Republicans: this catalyst of the capitol building breach was a convenient affirmation for some in the party to break rank, break solidarity, and to now blame the President for what happened yesterday. I would not do that, and I personally do not do that. Though I am relatively young, I would not want to admit to anyone any dissent with the president whom I serve. In the old days, people would simply hand in their resignation and not talk about why they break ranks. This would preserve the integrity of the office. But, now, that all has changed. Especially, when press grants itself privilege of oversight… even in matters of high sensitivity. It takes people of great strength to not get frustrated by US press and their frequent mind games/manipulations.
Note, also, that the same division has been brewing amidst the Dems’ party too. We’ve been watching that for at least six years now! Radical. Drastic. Yet, they’ve sort of stood united against Republicans no matter how far some of them drift away in oblivion to the left. But, still, their “virtuous solidarity” is overshadowed by the extreme grass-roots “elements” whom they include within their party. The Dems have officially welcomed leftist and violent radicals into their “mainstream” political party. This did not exist in years past. And, it accounts for the reason why many like myself do not respect their politics, though I used to vote their elected… at times in the past.
This, now today, is all clear indication to me that trying to make amends between Dems and Republicans is an even more preposterous ambition than it was in the Reagan years, the Carter years, or the Kennedy years. If it happens now in our future, its fake/facade. I think. I knew that before yesterday; and, I saw it again while watching the electoral college certification live, which I had to turn off late in the early night am. Some of us, still will not concede as of now to this fake election result. But, the electors’ vote is now certified. There still are some remaining procedural actions that can overturn this presidential election. But, I’d rather not talk about them, with second hand retelling.
Party differences here, are like oil and water. It is not realistic to expect harmony, at levels that some dream of, in their illusions and fantasy. This is because the core values are simply not compatible any longer. No matter how anyone tries to spin the “one, big, American family narrative”, the “common ground” zones are very narrow. It’s more like a million shards of glass in my view, for each party, respectively.
It’s hard to change other people’s politics. I’ve heard many people assert that Americans are “one big family”. Such a fantasy is too often counter-productive because people want to “get along” regardless of facts that must continue to divide people. Respect can be achieved across party lines, when differences are respected – with underlying respect for Constitution. Once differences are admitted, negotiation can potentially begin. But, we can’t have parts of government wimp out. Harmony comes from allowing people to have opposing views, and having a government that is not trying to change its citizens. Our Congress must hear the constituents; and take orders from them (us). US government is here to help the US people get its business done, in the world. It must not be sabotaging presidencies; nor be permitted to subvert our systems and private endeavors, with over regulation or dereliction.