Let me put this as politely as I can…
I am about to lay a truth bomb down on all of you who voted for Trump, and you are probably not going to like what I am about to say. If you are feeling especially sensitive, go read something else because I’m not going to apologize for saying any of this.
First things first… I have to tell people this monthly:
ANTIFA IS NOT AN ORGANIZED GROUP, NOR DO THEY OFFICIALLY EXIST. IT’S A SLUR USED TO DENOTE PEOPLE WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST FASCIST BEHAVOR.
There are idiots on Facebook who accuse me of being part of it because I speak out nonviolently against racist, homophobic, bigoted, fascist things. (What I do is called “treating people the way I would like to be treated”. I recommend it.) It has come to be a rallying cry against anyone protesting some injustice committed by Trump or his supporters.
Also, I will NEVER use the title “President” for Donald. He will never rise from the depths of his own depravity to deserve the title. NEVER.
Calling people out. If you voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and especially if you voted for him in 2020…
YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN THE INSURRECTION THAT TOOK PLACE AT THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING YESTERDAY.
Let me repeat…
YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN THE INSURRECTION THAT TOOK PLACE AT THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING YESTERDAY, EVERY TREASONOUS ACT CAUSED BY EVERY SEDITIOUS WORD OUT OF TRUMP’S MOUTH.
You heard and saw the horrible things he did and said during the 2016 election. You watched him discriminate against people, make racist statements that would have cost any other person their office, support people committing legitimate crimes, pardon his cronies to keep them from testifying against him in the Russia probe, pay off Stormy Daniels, and do all manner of horrible things. The country is worse off four years later because of his election in 2016, and you voted for him in 2020 knowing all of this.
THE MAN COMMITTED SEDITION, WHICH LED TO THIS INSURRECTION AND CAUSED MASSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE TO A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING BECAUSE HE WAS BUTTHURT OVER LOSING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
Shame on all of you who enabled him to enter the White House four years ago. You should all be stripped of your voting rights.
Words have consequences. I fail to understand how anyone is surprised at what happened yesterday. Trump has egged these losers on from Day 1, called them “fine people” even as they menaced Charlottesville in 2017, put racist advisors close to him, told the Proud Boys to standby at one of the debates, supported their violent protest in DC in December, and *INVITED* them to DC for this.
HOW THE [INSERT STRING OF EXPLETIVES] CAN ANYONE BE SURPRISED THAT THIS HAPPENED?!?!?!?!
Some of the more interesting bull feces I’ve seen online. I had some deluded person tell me on Facebook yesterday that all the damage was caused by Antifa and BLM.
Yeah, no. Every horrible excuse for life who invaded the U.S. Capitol yesterday was as pale if not paler than my Irish self. BLM’s complaint is also with the police, not the lawmakers.
Also, you wanna see a picture of what Antifa *ACTUALLY* looks like? This is a VERY clear video of “Antifa”.
Why yes, that is footage from D-Day. They are fighting against fascism, so they’d be under the banner of Antifa.
Most of the people who commit property damage during protests that the alt-right calls Antifa is actually the alt-right themselves.
Some of the heroes yesterday. You want to know who the heroes are from yesterday?
[+] The parliamentarian assistants who safeguarded the electoral votes when the U.S. Capitol had to be evacuated so that the Hosuse and Senate could convene late last night to certify everything.
[+] Representative Andy Kim from New Jersey who helped the ATF and others clean up some of the damage
[+] Mike Pence who showed that he had *ACTUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS* and told the horde of treasonist Trump supporters to leave long before Trump himself had the jones to say a word.
The certification process. I did actually watch the certification process last night (mostly because I wanted to make sure it happened), and it was pretty boring. The only cool part for me was that Zoe Lofgren, one of my House members when I was in high school and college, was one of the four tellers.
I also absolutely called it on which states would have objections. The only ones that had any bite to them were the ones for Arizona and Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania one was incredibly boring, at least in watching the House debating it. It was mostly Republican reps from there complaining about losing the election because of vote-by-mail (which the Republicans in the state staunchly supported originally) along with a handful of Republicans from other states speaking out of their rear sphincter openings. Those speaking in rebuttal on the Democrat side actually cited laws and statutes to back up their words instead of going on endlessly with their opinions on Act 77. The best speakers by far were Chrissy Houlihan and Conor Lamb. (Lamb actually caused several of the Republican reps from Pennsylvania to be escorted from the chamber for violating the House rules by yelling at him and behaving like toddlers.)
Seditionist senator Josh Hawley, the one who signed the objection to the Pennsylvania votes, just had his book deal cancelled by Simon & Schuster because of his conduct, so that actually made the freaking 2+ hour delay in certification for Pennsylvania’s votes worth it.
A parting quote… A friend of mine posted this quote from the end of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and I feel it describes Trump very accurately.
I couldn’t forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.
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