Skip to comments.Understanding the Rage
Posted on 01/10/2021 7:02:34 AM PST by Kaslin
In the aftermath of the riots in the spring of 1992, the Los Angeles Times ran a five-part series under the banner, Understanding the Riots. The acquittal of policemen accused in the beating death of Rodney King sparked one of the worst riots in American history. When order was finally restored 63 people were dead. Part three in that series was subtitled Witness to Rage, an attempt to rationalize the rioting.
Don’t expect anything like that following the recent events at the U.S. Capitol.
Even though no buildings burned and the most shocking confrontation resulted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed female protester, there will be no attempt to understand the anger that led her to attempt to force her way into the Capitol. We also should not expect any serious investigation of the possible infiltration by professional Antifa agitators.
This is not to excuse some of the behavior that occurred or to accuse the hopelessly corrupt media of their glaring double standard. Anyone reading this column already knows the media is corrupt and that there is a difference between a peaceful protest and riotously storming the Bastille.
What happened was scary. Especially for the protected class inside the beltway. Republicans aren’t supposed to behave like that. We pick up our trash; we don’t talk it. We respect police officers and support the rule of law. It was like a flock of sheep baring its teeth, confronting and turning on the dogs.
Could it be that even sheep will become aggressive if they are pushed far enough?
The elites have no idea how angry millions of Americans are. We are not as stupid as they think. The smug media has its narrative about us and the election, and they are sticking to it. We should ignore our lying eyes, just shut up and accept their version of the facts. Anyone who questions them will be demeaned and silenced.
So the anger grows. It festers below the surface. Finally, like a volcano, the rage explodes.
Speaker Pelosi can’t help herself. She pours gasoline on the fire, threatening to impeach President Trump in his last week in office. Foolishly thinking that when Trump is gone, we will forget the insults, the abuse and simply go away. That we will abandon support for the policies that were working so well. They think they can go back to playing footsie with the Communist Chinese, open our borders to unlimited illegals and abandon any pretense of fiscal responsibility. That we will accept her turning MAGA into a four-letter word that should never again be used in polite company.
Dream on sweet pea.
In reality, she and the entire establishment are scared spitless. It’s all bluster. They fear Trump. They’re terrified by the 75 million who voted for him. Their act is wearing thin. In their hearts, they know or suspect that Trump actually won. They can only pretend that we are going away. In reality, an angry army will be camped just over the ridge watching their every move. The swamp is now surrounded. Worse, they know that in many respects Trump now represents a much greater political threat with the ability to launch salvos from outside the beltway.
Not since Abraham Lincoln was smuggled into Washington has anyone assumed the presidency of a more divided and angry nation than Joe Biden. He brings with him a satchel full of scandals and an agenda of mumbled promises. His pledge to be the great healer rings hollow. His recent dishonest comments concerning Trump’s advocacy of violence at the Capitol only proves the point. In reality, he will be the president, not of the United States, but of a handful of corrupt counties. Even many of his supporters see him as weak.
Adding to the Democrat fears will be the razor-thin majorities they will have in both chambers. Failure to move aggressively will alienate their socialist base. Quickly reversing course on the America First agenda will doom chances for an extended economic recovery. Moving any legislation will be difficult. Moving too far to the left will be suicidal.
The anger millions feel will not subside until there is a full accounting. Since that appears unlikely, remember that righteous, directed anger is far more effective than submissive acceptance of smug authoritarianism.
Rodney King didn’t die IIRC....
“...accused in the beating death of Rodney King...”
I think he later died but nit as a result of this incident...
All of these articles assume there will be honest elections in the future. That is based on facts not in evidence.
“Not since Abraham Lincoln was smuggled into Washington”
I’d forgotten that bit of history.
Yes, as I recall he died in 2012. Don’t these people do any research?
Guess town hall needs to do some research.
😂 We think too much alike.
I think this stuff is at the Pollyanna level now.
We had people rally at the Capitol. They were waved in by law enforcement, who helpfully moved barriers aside. The protesters carefully walked in between the velvet ropes as they proceeded into the government building.
Overall assessment is that some protesters (probably ANTIFA infiltrators) did a few thousand dollars in damages. And one government employee shot a woman in the neck and killed her.
Pretty much everyone in America condemns this depraved violence. I’m told it’s the worst civil disturbance in our nation’s history. It seems to have justified a massive crackdown and purge of all Trump supporters from social media. It has fueled the call for both a Second Impeachment and also the use of the 25th Amendment.
You think Democrats are scared?
You think Patriots feel emboldened?
You think Patriots feel more comfortable expressing their anger?
You think the media feels any compulsion to be honest and even-handed?
There isn’t going to be any sort of accounting and this ship isn’t going to turn around any time soon.
They haven’t seen our rage yet. Instead they saw a bunch of protesters being invited into the capitol building by the police and proceeded to do “Animal House” style hijinks. These congress critters, mostly all of them from both sides of the aisle, feign outrage about it detailing how scared they were that citizens came into “their” building with flags and compliment the “bravery” of capitol police that murdered an unarmed women. Oh no, they have yet to see our rage and when they do their responses won’t be the phony ones we are seeing now but will be rooted in reality.
Understatement of the year.
I was at the capital at the time. What you are hearing is 100% false. There were a few hundred people there consisting of grandmas and children walking around taking photos.
There were zero arrests. There were no injured cops. Only one injured was the girl who was shot dead. Some got pepper spray because they were too close.
The media was lying. I’ll share videos soon.
Censorship is coming. If those in power effectively invite illegal immigrants into the country, and they murder, rape, commit crimes, drain our welfare system and bring in drugs, are those in power responsible?
Nancy Pelosi thought that Donald Trump’s first impeachment wouldn’t hurt the Democrats. But the Democrats had a net loss of about 10 House seats, pending one election in New York that hasn’t been decided. This push for impeaching Trump for a second time proves Democrats aren’t scared. But Democrats do make mistakes that can cost them.
“directed anger is far more effective than submissive acceptance of smug authoritarianism.”
The usually sedated conservative writers are starting to get uppity. Interesting.
It may quickly turn out that declaring a virtual war on your political enemies is just a one sided suicide pact.
Who really has power?
My friend was there also...she says similar.
This whole thing is a Shakesperian play directed by Donald J. Trump. He wants the cabal to take off their masks so the American people will finally understand what is going on. And oh how it is happening. The kray kray is on display. I don’t think too many people are going to be that upset when the President puts a stop to this nonsense and restores order.
These were disenfranchised voters. Not dissimilar to “taxation without representation.” And if the election fraud isn’t fixed, it’s disenfranchisement in perpetuity. Not really about Trump at all. In fact, the breach had started before Trump even gave his speech (he was 30 minutes late, so the choreography of Antifa didn’t work out). There is at least one video of the cops shepherding the protestors in and they appeared very peaceful.
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