The Blood Of Patriots, by The Zman

The Zman has realized earlier than most: this is war. From The Zman at

Yeterday, Ashli Babbitt was shot in the neck and died while protesting inside the Capitol with other protestors. A group of angry Trump supporters had got into the building and were making a racket. This is not an unusual occurrence. During the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats organized mobs of screeching women to harass Republicans in the halls of the Capitol. Party media was there to celebrate it as the purest expression of democracy. It was power to the people time.

That was not the case yesterday, according to the media. Instead, it was a direct threat to “our” democracy. This is a bit ironic in that the protests are over the obvious corruption in the election system. The direct threat to democracy is the people demanding their elections be fair and honest. That’s why Ashli Babbitt was inside the Capitol making a racket. Her whole life she had been told this was how citizens angry at their government demand redress when the system fails.

That is how popular government is supposed to work. The people expect their government to be responsive to the will of the people. When they don’t like that they see, they vote for different people to hold office. If those politicians ignore the people, then the people go bang on their door and demand redress of their grievances. The politicians then come out and address their issues. That’s not it works now. Instead, they open fire on the people like they did yesterday.

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2 responses to “The Blood Of Patriots, by The Zman

  1. Let me see, many dead, a violent takeover / coup by rabid far-right fascists.
    Crazy chanting to kill Mike Pence.
    Police officer bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher.
    Faeces and urine strewed throughout the houses of government.
    Wanton vandalism and people behaving like crazy animals…

    And you slap them on the back, and say well done “Patriots”?

    Imagine if it was your mythological Antifa who done this?
    Your discursive blithering would be out of control.

    “Party media was there to celebrate it as the purest expression of democracy. It was power to the people time.”

    Oh my god, this sick and twisted hypocrisy would be laughable, if it wasn’t so dangerous and unhinged.


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