Tuesday, July 6, 2021

How Trump's White Supremacist Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th 2021 - New York Times' Visual Investigations

This is required viewing for all who care about equality, justice, and the rule of law, and how all were undermined and attacked by the deeply immoral narcissist, would-be-dictator Donald Trump and his racist/White supremacist supporters on January 6th of this year.   Watching these 40 minutes - meticulously compiled from real videos shot by the rioters themselves and other available video - will leave you fully informed about how outrageously close these pigs came to destroying American democracy that day, including the shameful and pathetic response from U.S. police and military authorities tasked with protecting the Capitol building.    

Trump and his supporters remain a massive threat to democracy, the rule of law, and justice not only in America, but across the world.  Donald Trump has not been held accountable for how he incited this treasonous and violent mass crime to take place based on his pathetic lies about the election.  Trump's time in prison for these crimes and his many other crimes needs to come as soon as possible.  Republican Party officials who empowered this maniac and are still placating his racist/violent supporters, and even now continue to cover up this mass crime, also need to be arrested for treason and put into prison (let alone pay politically for this outrage.)   

Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and others who organized this riot, kept its momentum alive over hours in this attempted coup, should be considered treasonous terrorists who must be rounded up and prosecuted to the full extent of the law for the safety of our society and democratic values.  

We must stop these evil people!  We should consider ourselves living in a time equivalent to the 1930s, when a massive threat to democracy was not yet fully realized.  These White supremacists are on the move and planning their next crimes as we speak.  People of colour, Jewish people, LGBTQ people already know well the dire threats we face from these evil folks.  It's time for everyone who values justice and equality to understand the massive threat these folks pose to all and demand a full crackdown against White supremacy terrorists.  Complacency could lead to our literal destruction as a democracy.   I hate to be melodramatic, but I have no choice.  Naivete needs to be overcome in favour of informed action against these real threats to our lives and decent, progressive, democratic values.