There's going to be all sorts of brouhaha from the loony left about how, one year ago, a major terrorist attack on the Capitol was only narrowly thwarted, and the Republic saved for democracy.
It's all bullshit.
There was no terrorism, there was no "attack" (how could there be, when the Capitol police are on film ushering the demonstrators in?), and the whole thing has been seized upon for political propaganda purposes by a progressive left wing that's increasingly desperate to find some - any! - cause around which to unite. Their economic policies are a shambles, their social policies have caused a major breakdown across the board in American cities, and their foreign policy has made this country a laughing-stock of any and all potential enemies. Without a January 6th around which to rally, their support might gradually disintegrate.
As Tucker Carlson points out:
How do you commemorate something like this – a history-changing event that’s horrible to think about, yet so significant in the life of the country? Body counts are the traditional measure.
When the nation was wracked by unimaginable loss in years past, that’s how we remember it: 40,000 casualties at Gettysburg. 2,400 lost at Pearl Harbor. Nearly 3,000 Americans dead on 9/11.
But this is a new time, a different age. Those antiquated metrics won’t work as we observe a moment of silence for the fallen of January 6th.
On January 6th, there was… well, let’s see, actually, there was just Ashli Babbitt. Ashli Babbit wasn’t a Union soldier, or a deckhand on the Arizona, or even a heroic fireman rushing into a collapsing office tower. She was just a Trump voter. She was unarmed. She was shot to death without warning by a Capitol Hill police officer with a documented history of reckless behavior. Ashli Babbitt was the death toll on Jan. 6.
But, honestly, so what? It’s not really about the numbers, is it? It’s not about how many people were killed on January 6th. In fact, the list of those who weren’t killed that day is quite long. It includes all 535 members of Congress, as well as their staff and the entire press corps that covers them. None of them died. They’re all still around. But, again, who cares? It’s not about body counts.
It’s about feelings — how the survivors feel, especially the reporters who survived. The feelings of reporters in Washington matter a great deal in America. They certainly matter a lot more than how you feel at the moment. How you feel, as you’ve probably realized by now, is totally irrelevant to anyone. No one cares. But the journalists of Capitol Hill? They do care. And they’re upset. Many still haven’t recovered from what they saw that day. As they lie down to sleep at night, the horrible images replay on a loop on the back their eyelids: The deafening thunder of cannon volleys. The smoke from the remorseless artillery fire, blotting out the sun. The screams of the mortally wounded calling out for their loved ones, echoing like some demonic soundtrack against the walls of the speaker’s lobby. Hell in a very small place.
He goes on to complain (rightly) that Republicans are complicit in allowing the Democratic Party and its media lackeys to get away with their claims.
Of all the things Jan. 6 was, it was definitely not a violent terrorist attack. It wasn’t an insurrection. Was it a riot? Sure. It wasn’t a violent terrorist attack. Sorry. So why are you telling us it was, Ted Cruz? And why are none of your Republican friends who are supposed to be representing us and all of the people who were arrested during this purge saying anything?
What the hell is going on here? You’re making us think the Republican Party is as useless as we suspected it was. That can’t be true. Reassure us, please, Ted Cruz.
There's more at the link.
If the progressive left succeeds in taking control of all the reins of power in this country (as they're hell-bent on doing), they'll ram January 6th down our throats forever. It'll be made out to be the fascist coup that forced them to mount a counter-coup, the spark that ignited our very own, home-grown October Revolution. If ever sanity prevails in our politics and they lose their current positions of power, expect them to proclaim desperately that this is all the fault of the January 6th "insurrectionists", who are determined to break the will of the people and force domination upon them (or words to that effect).
As for those of us who watched events unfold on that day, we have a few burning questions of our own.
- If this was an insurrection, why has nobody been criminally charged with that offense?
- If this was a riot, why did Capitol police officers openly (on camera) invite the demonstrators into the House and Senate, and hold open the doors for them?
- If this was an organized right-wing coup attempt, why have so many of the organizers been exposed as likely left-wing agitators and Federal law enforcement informants?
- Why have the tens of thousands of hours of video recordings taken of the scene of the action and surrounding streets on January 6th, 2021, never been released to the public? It's almost as if the powers that be are afraid the recordings will contradict their propaganda, and reveal the truth - that there was no insurrection, terrorism or riot at all.