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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:37 AM

The Rude Pundit: Random Observations on an Insurrection

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1/07/2021
Random Observations on an Insurrection


1. This was inevitable. Anyone even casually observing the last five years knew that the Trump reign was going to end in violence. Unless you willfully put blinders on and truly believe the bullshit fairy tale of "This is not who we are." This is very much who we are. We have always been a nation filled with racist, incoherent yahoos who are on the verge of violence and whose white privilege protects them in ways that no Black or Muslim person would ever be. Those yahoos just needed a leader to tell them to go and they were gonna go, and, in Donald Trump, they found their leader, someone who is as devolved and cretinous as they are, with the illusion of strength and courage and success, all lies, all fantasy.

So when Trump asked his MAGA drones to show up in Washington, DC for a rally on the day that Congress would certify that Trump lost and Joe Biden won the presidency, what the fuck else would you expect to happen? And then he implored them to march to the Capitol, where Congress was meeting. Oh, sure, he dropped in the word "peacefully," but he also told them, "You have to show strength, and you have to be strong." Whether he intended violence or not (and I think he was desperately hoping for violence because that's the kind of bitch he is), the idiots who think Joe Biden is a pedophile and hundreds of thousands of votes just disappeared heard exactly what they wanted to hear: It was finally, at long last, go time.

2. It could have been much, much worse. The motherfuckers built a gallows in front of the Capitol building. They talked about hanging members of Congress. And if you want to blindly dismiss that as hyperbolic bluster, go fuck yourself. These fucking animals had zip ties with them. There were fucking pipe bombs found, as well as a cooler filled with Molotov cocktails. They fucking vandalized the joint, wrecking shit and scrawling "Murder the media" on a door. The intention was to harm people. They killed a member of the Capitol police with a fire extinguisher. Do not have a single iota of doubt: If they could have gotten their hands on a Democratic member of Congress or Mitt Romney or another Republican they see as disloyal to their Orange King, they would murdered them. Christ, imagine if they got to Ilhan Omar or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representatives who they have been told are enemy agents. And if you think that's paranoid nonsense, then you put yourself in the shoes of the Senators and Representatives in that building, hearing the doors and windows break while a hooting mob of dullards who have been told that you hate them and their America come streaming down the hallway towards where you are. You'd have shit yourself in fear. They wanted to take over by force. They wanted a coup. This was an insurrection by people who believe a gigantic lie that is being cynically propagated by Republicans. You don't bring a Confederate flag into the Capitol unless you're making a pretty clear point about what you think of the United States government.

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5a. Honestly, is there a single goddamn reason to leave Trump in office other than you don't want to bother with removing him? It's not like he's been doing the job.

6. And, in the future, listen to us on the left when we say that someone is a goddamned danger. We were right about George W. Bush. We were right about Trump. We knew the former was a vile dunderhead; we knew the latter was a maniac who couldn't handle the job and couldn't give a shit about learning it and whose followers were going to turn violent. We were right. Everyone who said not to worry was wrong. Everyone who said that there's no difference between Democratic and Republican candidates was wrong. Everyone who told us that Trump didn't mean what he said was wrong. Every media outlet that thought Trump was a joke was wrong. We were right, all of us sad Cassandras. And we'll be right in the future.

7. By the way, Democrats won the fucking Senate. That happened yesterday with two Senate runoff victories in Georgia. And Trump's and the Republicans' failures continue as we had the highest number of COVID deaths on a single day yesterday. We have so fucking much work to do.

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babylonsister Jan 8 OP
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soothsayer Jan 8 #3
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:40 AM

1. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:40 AM

2. Rudie nailed it as always

Rec

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:42 AM

3. Here's a tip for FBI and DHS: where there are Confederate flags and swastikas, there's a threat.


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Caroline Casey
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Woof!

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Here's a tip for FBI and DHS: where there are Confederate flags and swastikas, there's a threat.

You're welcome.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:03 AM

4. Rude is spot on once again

K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:54 AM

5. Spot on, as always. And remarkable restrained for RP.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:55 AM

6. True that!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:10 AM

7. K&R n/t

This is the DU member formerly known as Kitchari.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:20 AM

8. As always with RP, wish that I could rec this a thousand times!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:31 AM

9. Only one reason to leave tRump: so Pence does not pardon him. But I'm conflicted


The need to prevent tRump from further destroying the US is great.

But I do not want tRump to be pardoned by anybody. He may try a self-pardon, but I do not think that would stand.

tRump and his gang need to be punished as a deterrent to anyone else trying the same thing again and to deter all those who aid and abet authoritarians.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:49 AM

10. This is who we are.

I've always thought that every single person in the USA
has a fascist mentality to some degree or other. It's
embedded in the system: capitalism, corporatism, topdown
organizations, the education system, the fact that we think
we own our children, etc. And of course our us against them
competitiveness.

It will take a metanoia on a national scale to make the
significant change needed to move forward in a very new
way.

With the Bidens, it starts with love. That is a good
beginning, in my view.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:52 AM

11. You are correct sir

This group needs to be prosecuted quickly and with enough tv coverage so that the truth wins and is shown to all.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:53 AM

12. K&R for R.P.

One of his best.

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:29 AM

13. I don't think some of these groups believed that DT won or his lies.

He was a useful idiot for WS, militias, Russia, the mob, and other fringe members. DT gave them cover. And the propaganda being pushed by Russia, etc.. gave DT cover, or at least tried to. They have always had an agenda, and this gave them a chance to push the envelope. That confederate flag had nothing to do with DT. DT represented a chance at usurping the republican power as well as democratic. The goal was fascism. Thank god they do not have the numbers.

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