When we have a problem, we can complain about it, or we can do our best to find a solution and implement that solution (see ARE YOU FOCUSING ON THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION? – Citizen Tom).
Here of late we have had a big problem, and we have focused on the problem, not the solution. We have been engaged in a great struggle we call an election, a highly contested, angry election. On Wednesday that anger apparently boiled over. People — who is still being debated — stormed the Capitol Building. Supposedly, Trump incited his supporters to violence (not true, see PERFECTLY DIVIDED AND THEREFORE CONQUERED? – Citizen Tom). The accusation, unsupported by the content of Trump’s speech, is that Trump stirred up his supporters to invade the Capitol Building.
Here is a personal testimony. As a Trump supporter who was at the rally, I was astonished to hear about storming of the Capitol Building. The funny thing is I first heard the news of the invasion of the Capitol from Democrats, not Republicans, and I was angry about it. That was the last thing I wanted, and I think the most disappointed soul was President Donald Trump.
Who stormed the Capitol Building. Well, as Congressman Mo Brooks (Congressman Mo Brooks | Representing the 5th District of Alabama (house.gov)) is pointing out we need to wait for the facts to come out.
It is a simple fact that the vast majority of the so-called mainstream news media is highly partisan. That is why supposedly logical, sane people rail against Trump, call him awful names, but cannot explain what he has done wrong, and here is just another example.
What is the complaint from Liberal Democrats? Supposedly, President Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy, and they attacked the Capitol Building. Yet most of the people at the rally were among the last to know that the Capitol Building had been assaulted, and they were shocked that anyone would do such a thing in their name.
Therefore, consider the irony. The demagoguery started as soon as the news came out, but before anyone knew who did what. Using the assault on the Capitol Building as an excuse, the so-called mainstream news media and demagogic Democrat politicians began whipping up hatred of all things Trump: Trump, Trump’s family, Trump’s administration officials, Trump’s supporters, anything Trump did, anything Trump stood for,…. Without doubt this is the pot calling the kettle black (see The phrase ‘The pot calling the kettle black’ – meaning and origin. (phrases.org.uk).
Unfortunately, even though the hypocrisy should be obvious, rabble rousing can be very effective. Something very dark in us finds blaming others for our own sins very appealing. The Bible puts it this way.
When we start signaling our virtue by castigating others, we need to stop and think. It is not as if Democrats have never encouraged riots (see the list related to the death of George Floyd here, PERFECTLY DIVIDED AND THEREFORE CONQUERED? – Citizen Tom). They have even seized a state Capitol, but our memories can be remarkably short and selective.
Thousands of protesters rushed to the state Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors, as word spread of hastily called votes on Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial bill limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers.
The Capitol overnight crowd had gone mostly silent by 2:15 a.m. Thursday after a nearly continuous stream of protest songs, drumming and the occasional bagpiping since about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Protesters on the ground floor of the state Capitol rotunda led others in Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Our Land” just after 2 a.m. then joined about 200 others snoozing in sleeping bags along the Capitol walls.Thousands storm Capitol as GOP takes action | Local Government | madison.com
Was the seizure of the Wisconsin state capitol building and the attempt to intimidate state legislators domestic terrorism? Maybe, but who among us would waste their time looking for a Liberal Democrat news media publication that suggested such a thing?
Meanwhile, Liberal Democrat politicians, their news media allies, Big Tech censors, and corporate giants have begun to cancel all things Trump. So, those fearful of losing their high status are fleeing the Trump administration and denouncing the man they once supported. People are losing their jobs, book deals are being canceled, Big Tech is censoring Internet, CEOs are signaling their support for the cancel culture, and so forth.
Effectively, Liberal Democrat elites will use every tool they have to exclude Conservatives and differences from whatever is deemed politically incorrect from the public square. That includes stamping out every religious belief that runs counter to their desire for complete domination. Carried to its logical conclusion, the cancel culture will end of our First Amendment Rights (see The Bill of Rights: A Transcription | National Archives).
Think! If Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Corporations do it for the government, does the government have to directly deprive you of your First Amendment Rights? You still don’t have them.
Anything new about any of this? No. Those with a totalitarian bent have always use anything that even looks like a crisis as an excuse to seize more power. Adolf Hitler used Reichstag fire.
The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, listen(help·info)) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s government stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch council communist, was the culprit, and it attributed the fire to communist agitators. A German court decided later that year that Van der Lubbe had acted alone, as he had claimed. The day after the fire, the Reichstag Fire Decree was passed. The Nazi Party used the fire as a pretext to claim that communists were plotting against the German government, which made the fire pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. (continued)Reichstag fire – Wikipedia
To make our republic work — to remain a free people — we must accept the rule of law and protect each others God-given rights. That means we must accept the right of others to live in accordance with their own beliefs. These are the precepts our nation’s Founding Fathers carefully stated in our Declaration of Independence. These are the precepts that our country was founded upon. However, if we are offended by the mere existence of someone who dares to disagree with us, we cannot make our republic work. It is over. Then, all that is left is tyranny.
You a Democrat? They are your leaders, and they now hold power. Your leaders have the tools to implement tyranny, and Republicans can only hope to slow them down. Make no mistake, if tyranny becomes our new normal, everyone will be subject to it. In a tyrannical state, even those who enforce the will of the leader must submit. In a tyrannical state, those closest to the seat of power can only keep their privileged positions by submitting to tyranny with the greatest enthusiasm.
There is only one leader worthy of our complete submission. That is God, and He is merciful and gracious.
So long as we are willing to enslave our neighbors to our own beliefs, we are not worthy of freedom. To be free, we must love our neighbors. We must allow each of our neighbors, even those we most disagree with, the right to worship the One he calls God as he thinks appropriate.
Be they Democrat or Republican, demagogic politicians with haughty eyes and a proud hearts will not allow us to express a free thought. Therefore, as citizens we each have the responsibility to hold the people we elect accountable to the Law. That requires us to know the truth. Hate President Trump all you want, but he is not guilty anything just because you may want him to be, and neither are the people who supported him.