January 6th – One Year Later

Today is January 6th 2022, exactly one year since The Loser, along with a gang of dissident thugs, tried to overturn the results of an otherwise free and fair election.

If you don’t believe that the November 3rd 2020 election was free and fair, and you have access to all the information that tells us that it was, then I don’t know what I can do to help you understand that truth. That election was litigated to death and nothing was ever presented to show anything significant that would have come close to changing the outcome of the election. It was all a gigantic lie, crafted so that you would believe that your country was being stolen from you, so that one man could steal your country from you. You were played.

But where do we stand today? Is our democracy any safer than it was one year ago? Are efforts being made to ensure that we don’t have another January 6th come the next election, or the election after that? Will we witness Caesar crossing the Rubicon with his legion of MAGAts to declare himself emperor, while those in his party simply bow before their new king? When I think about those questions I have to say that I’m not inspired with much confidence. It’s clear that we still have people who don’t even think January 6th was a coup. It was.

At least, on the bright side, the people who invaded the capital are being arrested, tried, and convicted, of the crimes they participated in. That’s at least a start to fixing the problem, but as long as one political party shows little to no concern over the actions of their fellow members, and won’t take action to prevent this for re-occurring, I fear that we’re just walking towards the next election where they either get what they want or are willing to burn it all down otherwise. I honestly fear for democracy in the United States. I think we got lucky that they crowd was so disorganized, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be disorganized next time.

Democracy is fragile. It only has to lose once in order to be gone forever. If we fail to uphold the values that got us what we have and instead favor political violence in the name of “patriotism” and tribalism, democracy stands to lose and nobody else stands to gain. It’s time for all Americans to see The Loser for what he is and exactly what he instigated one year ago. It’s time for the Republican party to stand up for democracy, rather than placating their base in order to protect their cushy jobs.

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