January 6th is fast approaching and the Left has remained apoplectic about what transpired at the US Capitol nearly a year ago.
Mark Alexander of The Patriot Post says Dems are planning a party.
“Joe Biden and his leftist cadre of enablers, Kamala Harris and the Demo tag-team duo of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, are hoping the J6 anniversary will be a booster shot for Biden’s now-chronically abysmal approval ratings. The J6 riot was far less deadly and destructive than any of the more than 550 riots by violent Democrat mobs that besieged our nation for six months prior to the ‘Capitol insurrection.’ It is estimated that there were more than 50 deaths directly associated with those violent riots, 19 in just the first two weeks of the ‘systemic racism’ protests, including several police officers. There were billions of dollars in damages, all while Democrats remained mostly silent if not actively fomenting those riots.”
And nationally syndicated columnist and author David Harsanyi offers stark reality.
“It wasn’t the ‘worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.’ Nor did it veer anywhere near the vicinity of being as dangerous as 9/11. Nor was it a ‘coup’ or an ‘insurrection’ — not in any way we commonly understand those words. Nor did it, as the chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, claimed, come ‘dangerously close to succeeding’ in upending ‘American democracy.’ That’s all a myth. It was a riot. Or, as Christopher Caldwell more forgivingly called it in The New York Times, perhaps ‘a political protest that got out of control’.”
That leads to today’s read that I’ve been wanting to post since September, by Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Notwithstanding all the hysterical rhetoric surrounding the events of January 6, 2021, two critical things stand out. The first is that what happened was much more hoax than insurrection. In fact, in my judgment, it wasn’t an insurrection at all.
Ashli Babbitt, the unarmed supporter of Donald Trump who was shot and killed on January 6. Her fate brings me to the second critical thing to understand about the January 6 insurrection hoax. Namely, that it was not a stand-alone event.
On the contrary, what happened that afternoon, and what happened afterwards, is only intelligible when seen as a chapter in the long-running effort to discredit and, ultimately, to dispose of Donald Trump—as well as what Hillary Clinton might call the “deplorable” populist sentiment that brought Trump to power.
In other words, to understand the January 6 insurrection hoax, you also have to understand that other long-running hoax, the Russia collusion hoax.
There’s more, plenty more. A lengthy read, but soooooo worthwhile, one of the best columns of the year.
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