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No Insurrection! January 6 Was A 'Mostly Peaceful' Protest
American Greatness ^ | 11/28/2023 | Matthew Boose

Posted on 11/28/2023 6:46:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind

It has been nearly three years since the January 6 Capitol protest. For just as long, Americans have been force-fed a story about the fateful events of that day: even before the smoke cleared, and in many ways, it never did, the shambolic episode was labeled a deadly “insurrection.” The incoming administration was handed an invaluable support: they could now label anyone who doubted the legitimacy of their weak and doddering incumbent a suspect American, an “election denier” and a threat to “our democracy.” The narrative spread like a virus through the state-affiliated mass media, and became, arguably, the defining theme of Biden’s presidency.

In the name of defending democracy, Biden’s Justice Department launched the most ambitious law enforcement crackdown in the nation’s history – one targeting, exclusively, opponents of the party in power. It eventually came to target Donald Trump, the top threat to “our democracy” and, incidentally, or not, Joe Biden’s main political opponent. Prosecutor Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump is almost a work of plagiarism: it uses the same bombastic language as the January 6 committee, tells the same worn narrative, and takes the same creative leaps in logic, although Smith is less candid with his charges; he is curiously reluctant to use the word “insurrection.” To spare the trouble of proving his audacious case, Smith opts for the imprecise and verbose “events at the Capitol,” a phrase that appears no less than 15 times in a recent filing.

Which “events” are those, exactly? The truth is more banal than the narrative the American people have been told. If January 6 was an insurrection, it was among the most orderly, and uneventful in modern history. The newly released surveillance videos from Speaker Mike Johnson show hundreds of Trump supporters aimlessly meandering through the halls of the Capitol. Many have their smartphones out, taking videos of themselves or their surroundings. Many are dressed casually and move in a lackadaisical fashion, much like tourists. As they are calmly escorted out of the building, there is no sign that these people have any notion that they have been part of an insurrection. They have no idea what is coming – that they are about to become the targets of a nationwide witch hunt.

January 6 committee ringleaders Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger have accused the right of attempting to sanitize a “coup” with “cherrypicked” video. Neither Cheney nor Kinzinger allege the new videos are fake. The evidence simply does not conform with their maximalist interpretation of what happened, which is represented by a handful of dramatic clips played on an infinite loop on CNN. The suppressed surveillance tape of the famous “Qanon Shaman” comically ambling through the halls leaves a markedly different impression.

It is laughable to see the charge of historical revisionism levied over an event so recent in time, one so shrouded in political animosities and interests that are still active today. It can be no coincidence that those who have pieced together and promoted the prevailing narrative are hostile to new information coming to light.

What is already known publicly is enough to rebut the “insurrection” charge. It is no great secret that most January 6 protesters have not been accused of any violence. They face charges for crimes like trespassing and “obstruction of an official proceeding,” a crime which prior to January 6 had never been used to target political protesters, much less an American president. Nevertheless, they have been treated like terrorists. Some, such as the odd but benign shaman, have suffered greatly in solitary confinement.

The January 6 protesters have always been treated differently, not because of their actions but because of their beliefs. They have been broken down and pressured to recant “The Big Lie.” Smith’s indictment accuses Trump of having created an “an intense national atmosphere of mistrust and anger” with “disinformation” about voter fraud. What of those who whipped up mass hysteria following the death of George Floyd? To this day, no evidence has surfaced to support the claim that Floyd was the victim of a racially motivated murder, and countervailing evidence of a drug overdose has been dismissed. Still, his death was instantly labeled a modern-day lynching, an act of wanton violence from police hellbent on hunting black men. The massive destruction fueled by this narrative, targeting courthouses, police stations, and even the White House, was not condemned as threatening to the nation’s bedrock institutions; it was dismissed as a distraction from a righteous and “mostly peaceful” struggle.

Since January 6, the government has pursued a campaign of vengeance out of all proportion to the facts and Biden’s very tenuous mandate. There are plenty of reasons for a rational person to doubt the outcome of the 2020 election, given the extremely close margin, the intense emotional investment of Trump’s enemies in defeating him at any cost, and the irregular, if not illegal, manner of the election itself. In any case, it does not matter what the January 6 protesters believed. In a democracy, the government does not decide which grievances the people are permitted to have; it cannot command them to reject “lies” and embrace sanctioned “truths.”

The January 6 protesters have been persecuted for exercising the core civil rights of American citizens. It is hard to imagine a more direct threat to democracy than the criminalization of protest, but that is just what our government has done.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apply4welfare; bananarepublic; capitol; donatefreerepublic; harassment; jan6; jan6th; jimknows; peaceful; persectution; policestate; politicalprisoners; protest; tightwad

1 posted on 11/28/2023 6:46:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, it was. Theirs

2 posted on 11/28/2023 6:47:47 PM PST by combat_boots ( )
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To: SeekAndFind

The Russia collusion hoax was an insurrection and the RINOpublican party still refuses to do anything about it.

3 posted on 11/28/2023 6:52:57 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free, the USA will never have equal justice under the law)
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To: SeekAndFind

But....but...Free Republic Anti Trumpers were so embarrassed by the phony staged event, they have to flip a coin.

Heads- Biden

Tails- Haley

4 posted on 11/28/2023 6:54:39 PM PST by unclebankster ( Globalism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Get someone ho has a D after their name to say this on national media.

5 posted on 11/28/2023 6:59:42 PM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

More here:



6 posted on 11/28/2023 7:07:28 PM PST by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this💩? 🚫💉! 🇮🇱👍!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That’s because RINOs are just assistant demonrats.

7 posted on 11/28/2023 7:11:39 PM PST by No name given (Anonymous is who you’ll know me as)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Truth Will Out

8 posted on 11/28/2023 7:43:20 PM PST by griswold3 (I cannot change the Tide but I can learn to Sail)
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To: Taxman


9 posted on 11/28/2023 8:06:21 PM PST by Taxman ((SAVE AMERICA! VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2024! SAVE AMERICA!))
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To: SeekAndFind

Justic for Ashely Babbitt!

10 posted on 11/28/2023 10:27:07 PM PST by Kartographer (“We MutualBetter ly Pledge To Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes And Our Sacred Honor”)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since January 6th and many decades prior to January 6th our so-called elected have protected lies and liars in the government. The oath swore to our Constitution was our so-called elected’s toilet paper for decades. The enemy is entrenched and occupying DC. Once one figures out that truth, one realizes how frustrating it has been for “the People” for decades.

11 posted on 11/29/2023 2:12:26 AM PST by no-to-illegals (The enemy has US surrounded. May God have mercy on them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If January 6 had really been an insurrection, this insane, leftist government would not still be standing today.

Whenever I hear someone talking about the "January 6th insurrection" in the context of "yes, it really happened and was an insurrection," I know that I'm either listening to an IDIOT or a rabid leftist.

12 posted on 11/29/2023 2:16:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Kartographer

I realize this will be controversial, but I still have questions about the babbit murder. Can’t find the video anymore, but it was a deep dive into the scene before and after babbit was shot.

Call it conspiracy theory if you will, pointing out different people and their actions….

The one thing that I can’t wrap my head around is in the video Babbit is finally moved and below her is a small perfectly round pool of “blood”.

I have been around gun shot victims and esp if this was a neck wound as I have heard there would be basically lots of blood and blood everywhere

Have no idea what this means, perhaps others here have more information or a better explanation

As to Liz and adam(sadly served with Adam in Iraq, thought he was a good man then), these bone heads were probably only shown cherry picked evidence of violence and “insurrection” and based their actions on that, plus being Trump haters and attention whores was all they needed. A bit like having a video of someone attacking another person and the person fights back, but clipping the part where the person is attacked and only showing the response. This is about as gracious as I can to these assclowns

13 posted on 11/29/2023 3:51:59 AM PST by blitz128
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To: Gaffer

Certainly the most lame armed insurrection I have ever seen, but they got their narrative out

What’s the line a lie travels around the world before the truth gets started.

Yes a lot of blind abs dumb people out there
But hey I can name all the kardasians /s

14 posted on 11/29/2023 3:54:53 AM PST by blitz128
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To: griswold3

I hope and pray that is true, but I have my doubts

The almost total lack of action by republicans to the internment of these people shows me that the uniparty is fully in control and the sheeple gobble up the media narrative.

Nothing to see here keep moving

1984=2024. He was just off a few decades

15 posted on 11/29/2023 4:00:05 AM PST by blitz128
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To: blitz128

You got me. What I get for not being a fan of NCIS!

16 posted on 11/29/2023 5:25:23 AM PST by Kartographer (“We MutualBetter ly Pledge To Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes And Our Sacred Honor”)
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To: SeekAndFind
Everyone knows that the January 6 Protest was neither an insurrection nor a riot. It was called an insurrection and a riot by dishonest politicians for propaganda purposes. The disciples of these politicians dutifully followed suit. Then the morally and intellectually lazy followed suit.

The efficiency with which the Government identified, apprehended, and incarcerated the Protesters is breathtaking--and terrifying. The existence of an American Gulag, to which these US Citizens were shipped off in record time should terrify everyone, especially US citizens.

17 posted on 11/29/2023 5:34:27 AM PST by Savage Beast (TRUTH is a terrifying thing to behold when trapped in a web of delusion.)
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To: Kartographer

lol, just one more odd thing to add to this mess, not saying she wasn’t shot and killed, but like just about everything about J6 there are questions

If a police officer just up and shot an unarmed person there would be hell to pay, and she certainly was not an immediate threat of bodily harm to the guy


18 posted on 11/29/2023 5:37:38 AM PST by blitz128
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To: blitz128

A recent post I copied: (I don’t think this as a conspiracy anymore)
“The unelected government keeps daring the elected government to do anything about it. So far, the elected government has not shown that it is able to - nor that it are anything more than a large theatrical troupe putting on a carefully scripted performance to mollify the inattentive.”

19 posted on 11/29/2023 5:41:56 AM PST by griswold3 (I cannot change the Tide but I can learn to Sail)
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To: SeekAndFind

The democrat party and the FBI are the enemy.
Listen to the video.

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins BOMBSHELL: Over 200 FBI Agents/Assets ‘Dressed as Trump Supporters’ on Jan. 6

20 posted on 11/30/2023 1:27:18 PM PST by minnesota_bound (Need more money to buy everything now)
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