A reader told me he wouldn’t read this column until I wrote about January 6th. With the risk of exposing my hard right bias, here goes.
Right off the bat, this is an opinion piece. How about that? As I peruse media of all kinds I find new life for old words stating opinions. Regarding the election we have “false claims, unsubstantiated, baseless, misinformation, fraud, conspiracy,” and “stolen.”
The courts’ refusal to look into allegations of hanky-panky regarding the vote goes along with a general history of courts for people paying attention. People who generally consider themselves to be more compassionate toward minorities couldn’t be woke if they overlook stolen freedoms of poor and minority suspects who are convinced by courts to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit to avoid the “sure thing” of a longer sentence. Ha!
Have you ever seen the documentary, “Hacking Democracy?” It was an Emmy nominated HBO film that irrefutably exposed election fraud through electronic voting machines in the 2000 and 2004 elections. The company, Diebold, has since changed its name but its voting machines are in use yet today.
I make these points, not to justify the riot at the Capitol, January 6, but to counter the blatant editorializing roundly accepted as journalism. People who have a life, a family, and a job can’t take the time to do their own investigations into all these omissions and alterations called news A few curious people dig a little deeper and are shocked at what a crooked world has been created by the courts’ enabling of the executive and legislative branches’ transgressions regarding their job descriptions in the Constitution.
The importance of the vote is what causes riots. The vote is like blood is to sharks. The vote as a way to acquire needs and wants undervalues and replaces cooperation with others.
It is not surprising that some Trump supporters turned into a mob like their counterparts of last summer. Neither group had a chance of turning the tide their way. Both groups made more enemies than friends. That’s what anger does and that’s why far reaching decisions should never be made during a crisis.
Government officials solemnly gathered to honor Capitol policeman Brian Sicknick this week. The cause of death has yet to be determined, although you wouldn’t know it from some accounts that had him murdered by Trump supporters.
Sicknick was an interesting guy. He was a National Guardsman who had been deployed to the Middle East by the Bush regime. He often wrote that our involvement in the Middle East was a mistake. He even questioned the holy grail of big government, the space program, saying the money is needed elsewhere and called for regime change in America.
As with September 11, January 6 will grow big government with the Domestic Terrorism Act of 2021. It will shrink our privacy and freedom. Crises are handy that way. Russia and China are way worse, of course.
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”
- Aldus Huxley, Brave New World