A Call To Arms?

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Go for it!

 

A Call To Arms?

 

A great many people, it would seem, would prefer to just ignore the violence and mayhem of January 6, 2021. The republiQuan party certainly doesn’t want to open any kind of event specific investigation into the anti-American activity that occurred on that date.

 

Then there’s a whole bunch of rhetoric being bantered about saying that if we (the people) should investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, we should lump such an examination of the data and facts in with all of the other riots which occurred this year in major U.S. cities spawned by the murders of George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor and the like at the hands of those sworn “to serve and protect”.

 

Excuse me for having an opposing opinion, but I personally believe that a bunch of pissed off locals setting fire to the shops and businesses of main street USA in any of a number of U.S. cities in protest of systemic racism does NOT equate with an armed mob waving pro-Trump flags and banners storming the Capitol in a futile attempt to illegally influence certified election results.

 

Setting fire to the neighborhood Burger King isn’t the same as smashing windows and doors of the U.S. capitol.  Or at least that’s my opinion.

 

I do find it disturbing that nearly a third of the trump faithful believe that armed insurrection may be required to “set things right”, at least to their flawed thinking.

 

These are the same open carry, no permit required, I wanna bring my handgun into church zealots who instinctively cover their genitals every election cycle when some politician utters the magic mantra “gun control”.

 

The Trumpian cult has quaffed down the kool aid.  There are no facts, no truth, no logic that can lead the dangerously delusional faithful away from the big lie and back to reality. Anything that doesn’t fit neatly into their carefully crafted facade of alternative facts is brushed aside as fake news. 

 

Our nation is more divided than at any time in its history, other than the civil war.  Not just a difference of opinion divided. No. This is an infantile, fundamental “LA-LA-LA I’M NOT LISTENING” difference of opinion.  The battle lines have been drawn. Sides have been chosen. It’s us against them time. Perceptions of black and white, right and wrong have been promoted by the opposing factions.  There is no ambiguous grey area.

 

Depending upon how fervently one believes in their own cause, how fervently a person believes that he/she is “right” and everyone else is “wrong” defines to what extremes a person is willing to go in order to demonstrate the point. Just ask any suicide bomber. They’re all in. And are the trump faithful all that different in their unflinching commitment?

 

Factor in a year of social distancing, a year when our isolation frustration has been vented online.  A year when we didn’t just agree to disagree, but when we expressed our dissatisfaction with the physical universe, and our situation in it, by destroying anyone with the audacity to express an online opinion in opposition to our own. Kinda.  Of course, I could be wrong.

 

I am of the opinion that the more we express our outrage, anger or general hostility online; the more comfortable we are demonstrating that hostility in person.  The lines get blurred.  People act out on their frustration and hostility in ways that, under normal circumstances, their rational thought processes would scream at them:  “Are you out of your frickin’ mind?!”

 

So...how long before we get armed Q-anon legions marching “peacefully” upon the Whitehouse in righteous indignation to restore order and the rightfully elected messiah?

 

Stay tuned...

 


Submitted: June 03, 2021

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Serge Wlodarski

Sometimes you have to let things play out.

Fri, June 4th, 2021 2:59pm

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It will be really interesting to see if this plays out with, or without violence and bloodshed

Fri, June 4th, 2021 2:48pm

88 fingers

30 million people believe in Quon crazy crap. And many have guns. :(

Fri, June 4th, 2021 8:23pm

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...and their delusional messiah keeps spouting the big lie and whatever conspiracy theories he happens to trip over. What could possibly go wrong?

Fri, June 4th, 2021 2:51pm

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