So today is January 6th and I remember exactly how I felt that day – pissed off at Trump’s “Stop the Steal” sideshow, but I’d been pissed off about his sideshow antics since 2015. Do I believe January 6th was an “Insurrection?” Absolutely not. Do I believe it was the greatest threat to our democracy since, well, just listen to any ranting Democrat or hysterical liberal journalist and take your pick of which dire event in American history January 6th was as bad as, from 9/11 to the US Civil War? Heck, no!
So, yes, the mob that descended on the Capitol after several inflammatory speeches that Trump had his people organize that day devolved into chaos and violence. There’s no excusing attacking Capitol police officers, destroying public property, stealing public property or any of the other mayhem that ensued during those hours. It was a disgraceful spectacle.
Despite the House Democrats overblown assertions about January 6th being some organized terrorist attack, back in August a Reuters report stated:
“WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.”
For all the hotair coming out of House Dems investigation, I haven’t seen any reporting that refutes this Reuters report on the FBI finding scant evidence that January 6th was an organized plot.
I think most Americans remember these same Democrats opining about January 6th being the most violent assault on our democracy and pontificating about the attacks on Capitol police officers are the same people who were justifying attacks on police officers during the 2020 BLM rioting, the wanton destruction of public property with tearing down statues and even thugs burning down a police station in Minneapolis. All of that was not an “attack on our democracy” according to Democrats in Washington and the liberal media who tried to sell the BLM rioting and destruction as “mostly peaceful protests.”
The Democrats and liberal media putting on today’s January 6th show are also the same people who spent 4 years peddling Trump/Russian Collusion lies to try to undermine and destroy Trump’s presidency.
That’s why all this Pelosi January 6th “commemoration” won’t matter at all, because it’s all disingenuous and hypocritical spin theater. I detested Trump’s January 6th effort to interfere in Congress carrying out a largely ceremonial certification of the Electoral College votes and I detested the rabble-rousing speeches too, but watching Dems and the liberal media create a year of endless spin hysteria about it has made me detest them as much Trump’s sideshow that day and all the mayhem that followed
To be clear, yes, the Democrats rammed through massive election rule changes under the guise of the pandemic emergency situation and the potential for massive election fraud certainly wasn’t a far-fetched concern, but to date no one on team Trump has ever produced evidence that would overturn the 2020 election outcome.
There is however plenty of evidence of how Democrats, liberal media and big tech/social media platforms worked to amplify Dem mass media messaging efforts and muzzle Trump messaging efforts. This is certainly corrupt, but it’s not illegal and it’s not proof the election was stolen.
I know people who love Trump and I know people who hate Trump, but for me I wish for an end to the spin information war that drives the culture war. Trump embraced using the same corrupt spin war efforts as Democrats. It’s pointless to argue who is more corrupt Dems with their spin war lies or Trump with his one-man show spin war lies. It’s all bad for America and won’t do a single thing to make America stronger, more united, more prosperous (except for the politicians, big tech and media giants, who get rich fueling the constant partisan rage).
Today, I was wishing we had better leaders, who put the welfare of the American people ahead of their own political interests. For that to happen more Americans will have to quit being avid consumers of spin war garbage or even worse believing it.