A Word on January 6

To you on this remembrance of that awful day of brutality visited on the Capitol Building, cops, legislators, staffers, cafeteria workers, maintenance and sanitation personnel, National Guardsmen and our very democracy:

Watch and listen to President Biden’s words this day – here’s a link. Watch it all.

To the insurrectionists, including the rioters, the planners, the funders, the instigators, the schemers, the conspirators and those cowards making death threats:

Perhaps you puff up hearing the comparisons of what you did to the awful events of December 7, 1941 and to 9/11 and to other terrible days in our national history. Maybe you revel in your ingenuity and your boldness and your capacity to get attention, to make yourself heard. Just look at what you did! Aren’t you powerful!

There’s just one thing, though.

The historical comparisons of what you did were to acts of evil, acts designed to weaken, to destroy, to kill. They are the very things of treachery and treason, so stop pretending that you are a patriot. You are the exact opposite of the Minute Men called to action by Paul Revere. You are anathema to the patriots who responded to Thomas Paine’s call to action. You are on the side of America’s adversaries and enemies. January 6 was an act of greed, power lust, hate, bigotry, selfishness, rage and cowardice.

And We The People know all of that. You are seen for exactly what you are.


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