Archive for January 11, 2021

On Riots And Rampages (January 11, 2021)

Posted in Collapse, Elections, On [Traits/Characteristics], Trumpi on January 11, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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J          “Talk about your good old fashioned red, white and blue American White Privilege.  Anyone other than white males would have been mowed down at the gates.  The insurrection should have been stopped at the outset by force.”  

K          “I recall delivering one of what were then two local newspapers that featured a picture above the fold of members of the 82nd Airborne drilling holes on the west buttress of the Capitol to mount 50 cal tripods to dissuade rioters after the King assassination.   A dozen years later, I was able to finagle an excuse to slip out on the west buttress and see a few dozen trios of holes now occupied with epoxy.  Both events are memorable.”

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K          “I have walked those grounds on a few occasions and been to at least two anti-war demonstrations there over fifty years.  The Capitol grounds have transitioned from a college campus with stately oaks into a battlefield with rising bollards and retractable tank barriers.  The Capitol is a fortress on a hill.  The fort is not breached unless those inside allow it to be breached.”

J          “Do not forget Occam’s Razor.  Always look for the simplest explanation.  Everything today operates at the most grossly negligent and obscenely incompetent manner and level as humanely possible.  No one knows what he, she or they are doing.”

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K          “Calling it a ‘coup’ is misinformed and unavailing.  Think of the coup against Sukarno as the paradigm.  These rioters were a disorganized band who did not enlist the military or commandeer communications or trigger mass public support.  ‘Riot’ is accurate and perhaps ‘local insurrection’ but not a ‘coup’ attempt or terrorist activities.  The rioters did not want to overthrow a politician, they wanted the current occupant to stay.”

J          “I take back some of my argument that they should have used force.  The Capitol Police may have done the best they could under the circumstances and should be commended for their calm and restraint.”

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J          “There is no doubt that Trumpi incited the riot.”

K          “No doubt.”

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[See the e-commentary discussing the coming nightmare commencing back in November of 2016 at “The E-pocalypse:  My Fellow Americans, Our Long National Nightmare Is Beginning (November 14, 2016)” that continues today and some perspective on White Privilege At Play:  Born On First Base (July 13, 2020).]

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