Politicians, political commentators, and analysts have been discussing this for weeks, scratching their heads and trying to assign blame. Donald Trump has been accused of inciting an insurrection. Supporters of Q-Anon have been ridiculed as radicalized kooks. Trump voters and other conservatives and libertarians have been labeled as potential domestic terrorists. Fingers are pointing in every direction except where they should: at Congress itself.
Has there ever been a more blind, deaf, and dumb group of people in the world than the current U.S. Congress? It is an assembly of arrogant corrupt narcissists more interested in preening in front of television cameras than working for their constituents. Rather than doing anything useful, they spend their days locked in their offices writing useless legislation and finding ways to leverage their power to create more wealth for themselves. They spend our money with reckless abandon, most of it benefiting overseas political regimes or local special interests. Meanwhile, millions of people right here at home are living in poverty. Have you seen how people live in the Appalachia region of West Virginia and Tennessee? It’s a human tragedy, but you never hear anyone talking about it. But we do see Nancy Pelosi eating gourmet ice cream in the kitchen of her California mansion. We do see other elected officials, technically our employees, strutting around like celebrities wearing clothes most Americans can’t even afford for themselves. And when we write to our representatives, if we’re lucky we’ll get a form letter as a reply. The letter will not directly address our concerns. It will just be something churned out by a Congressional staffer to make us feel like we’re being listened to.
But we’re not being listened to. And that makes us angry.
Taxation without representation now applies to the entire nation. We’re ruled by a corrupt system that rewards not only America’s wealthy elite, but also the entire world’s wealthy elite. We’re fed crumbs and propaganda to keep us quiet and sedated. But the crumbs aren’t enough anymore. The propaganda isn’t being accepted anymore.
When the 2020 election results came in and people could see with their own eyes, without anyone manipulating us, that something wasn’t right, we demanded answers. But the Washington elite and their tools in the news media and social media ridiculed us and called millions of Americans “conspiracy theorists”. They told us to accept the election results and shut up about it. That created more anger.
So when President Trump invited people to a legal and peaceful protest at the Capital, naturally people came. Honest, hardworking, but marginalized citizens saw an opportunity to finally be heard. Unfortunately, a small percentage of the protesters came with bad intentions. A few were Leftists who helped to work up emotions and incite the storming of the Capital building. But most were regular everyday people who let their emotions take over, and they will suffer the consequences for their actions in the weeks and months to come.
All of the damage, injuries, and deaths could have been avoided, not by Trump, but by the U.S. Congress itself. Every member of Congress needs to look in a mirror and assign the blame to themselves. Senators and Representatives are not royalty. They aren’t elected so that they can become media darlings. They’re elected to listen to the people who voted for them and to do what those people want them to do. But they’re failing at that simple job and they’re too delusional to even realize it.
But we realize it. And we’re angry. We’re not violent. But we won’t sit quiet anymore, eating the elite’s crumbs. Those days are over.
January 6 should have been a wake up call for our government. But instead what did our leaders do? They sent tens of thousands of National Guard troops into DC to protect themselves. They labeled protesters as “domestic terrorists”. And they began impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Not one of them has taken any responsibility for the riot.
They’re still not listening. They’re simply doing even more to lock down and secure their power and prestige.
Congress can and should examine itself, heal itself, and then reach out with humility to we, the people. This would calm the anger and move the nation toward unity.
But I see no indications that anyone in DC is willing to do it.
I can’t see where this is going to end well for any of us.
In 2020 everyone was wishing the year away, thinking 2021 would be better. Contrary as always I said "2020 is just the rehearsal. We're being conditioned for what's yet to come." We're now a couple of weeks in to Joe Biden's imaginary Presidency and the house we call America is on fire.
Nothing has been done about the alleged pandemic except to require people to wear face masks, something almost everyone has been doing for months. Public schools are still closed in many cities thanks to teacher's unions refusal to let their members go back to work. Biden has had nothing to say about it. Some Governor's and Mayor's have granted their slaves the right to reopen their businesses on a limited basis despite the fact that there's been no significant drop in new Covid cases, proving what we knew all along: the closures were always politically motivated. Biden and crew are working on a pandemic financial stimulus but most of the money will not go to anything or anyone directly affected by the pandemic. It's just more handouts to poorly run cities and labor unions, and no doubt they'll send more millions to mysterious overseas destinations.
As of a result of the January 6 attack on the US Capital, which we're now learning many people in our government knew about in advance and therefore could have prevented, or at least been better prepared for, Biden and his totalitarian regime are working feverishly to undermine our Constitution and destroy our basic rights. There's talk of radical gun control laws, mass censorship and elimination of free speech, and the deprogramming and re-education of conservatives. Political commentators on the extremist news site MSNBC have even suggested using drones to attack Trump supporters. Biden has had nothing to say about any of this either.
Millions of dollars are being spent on a sham impeachment of Donald Trump. It's unconstitutional to impeach a civilian, but that isn't stopping the Democrats from trying. But they've never cared about the Constitution anyway except when it advances their agenda.
On his first day in office, Biden sent troops into Syria for absolutely no reason. But this action is a good indicator that we'll soon be in a new war to benefit the military industrial complex.
Compromised Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has announced she's open to new regulations on cryptocurrency, which is a nod to her bosses in the global banking industry.
The Keystone Pipeline project has been put on hold putting hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers out of work. But Biden's buddies in Russia and the Ukraine are really happy about it.
Women's sports have been destroyed thanks to Biden's unscientific executive orders on mentally ill transgender people.
Things are crazy. Facts no longer matter.
I'm not mad at Joe Biden. He's not in control. He's a puppet of the bankers and the global elite. We already knew Biden was a liar and a plagiarist and a traitor. Many voted for him anyway.
But when you invite an arsonist into your house, you shouldn't be surprised when you wake up with your house on fire.
On January 6 we saw people attacking the US Capitol, expressing rage at our corrupt and useless government. Many of the protesters were violent opportunists, but the rest were genuine patriots with serious concerns about voting integrity and the direction our nation is heading in. Members of Congress hid behind doors and desks, fearing for their lives. The media made a point of showcasing the Shaman guy wearing Viking horns. It was quite a spectacle. Really, it was mostly a circus, orchestrated to make Patriots look like radicals while the real radicals looked like victims.
As I watched our frightened leaders cower behind any solid objects they could find for safety I hoped at least one of them would eventually emerge and accept some responsibility for what happened. But it never happened. Instead they blamed Donald Trump for inciting violence. They blamed certain social media sites for allowing free speech. They brought in tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers. They built fences and walls. They threatened to investigate and prosecute loyal Americans with prison time.
But not one of them admitted to any fault. Not one of them said that maybe, just maybe, if they had listened to the American people and done their jobs as our sworn representatives, that none of this might have happened. Instead, they called the people who voted for them "insurrectionists". Our representatives, the people we pay for, are so out of touch with reality that they now hate us, fear us, and laugh at us. And now they're building walls for protection and chasing after us as "domestic terrorists".
What has happened to our nation? How much longer can we survive?
We're now in a time when people who support the US Constitution and the rule of law are portrayed by the media as dangerous extremists while at the same time people who embrace authoritarianism, totalitarianism, and Fascism are trotted out as defenders of democracy.
Right is left. Left is right. Up is down. Down is up.
Welcome to Orwell's 1984. It arrived a few years late, but it no doubt arrived.