Yesterday, January 6th 2021 will be a day long remembered in the history books. I saw something I never thought to witness outside of a Banana Republic. A Western Nation go to war with itself. There was armed insurrection in the Capital and the home of Democracy in America , The Capitol Building, was attacked by armed civilians carrying every type of weapon. These people had not gone to demand a more Democratic State, they had gone to destroy Democracy itself.
People were forewarned of such an event and it surprised me that there wasn’t a stronger defence of he building though it seems likely that there may have been some collusion between these insurrectionists and members of the current ruling party. The President who has made an almost single handed assault on Government during the last four years, and who has done little to earn his salary for the last 12 months during the worst domestic crisis since 1918 ( The Spanish Flu), has spent his time tweeting or rallying since November bemoaning his lost election. According to him the election was fraudulent and stolen from him. Numerous recounts and checks have proven him wrong and of some 60 court cases, he has lost 59. His one minor victory discounted some votes but not enough to change the outcome.
Instead of accepting the inevitable and preparing for the smooth handover of the presidency, Mr Trump has purposely taken the path of sedition and convinced his followers that his claims are true and on the day when the Electoral College votes are counted in Washington they should take to the streets and force those votes to be overturned giving him back the presidency. In the meantime he called the Secretary of State in Georgia and tried in turn pleading, cajoling and threatening him to get him to produce enough votes from thin air to change the outcome of the election in his favour. He’s been attending rallies in Georgia recently to help the two Republican candidates for the Senate. The whole time of course telling everyone that he couldn’t possibly have lost Georgia proving it must have been a fraudulent election.
As is often the way when people are not used to thinking for themselves his followers were convinced of the truth of his claims. Now came a situation not seen since the nineteenth century, North versus South, a practically civil war situation. This was made much worse by a number of Senators and Representatives who attached themselves to The President and vowed to get the whole election overturned by rejecting the Electoral College count. This is unconstitutional but the lawmakers disregarded that rather inconvenient fact.
President Trump welcomed his followers, various White Supremacy Groups and his favourite Proud Boys to Washington and encouraged the mayhem that resulted. It’s amazing hat only one life was lost. That of a woman shot from within the Capitol. I understand several policemen were injured too. It was violence and damage that should never have happened and has split the Nation in two. North versus South or Republicans versus Democrats. It’s long been the case that Republicans claim to hate Big Government so maybe this was an opportune moment to make that quite clear.
Without the Federal Government many States would have been even more confused last year than they were. Some centralisation helped them get supplies needed to combat the pandemic that they’d been told was likely to be over very quickly as it was only like the flu. Some still believe that Covid 19 was a Democrat plot despite over a quarter of a million deaths from a virus that was indiscriminate as to which political group, geographical group or even religious group it’s victims belonged to. President Trump even assisted the virus to spread by holding rallies at which he wore no mask and encouraged others to do the same. He is as much a killer as the virus itself.
incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government. Any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
Both of these are serious offences and need to be dealt with. Justice must be seen to be done. There are rumours of another impeachment but with only 13 days to go before Joe Biden becomes President I doubt there’s time but he does need removing from power now, today by whatever method. He should then be arrested along with his enablers from the GOP and his lawyers who carried his ridiculous claims to court and who said the election results should be overturned. Anyone who can be identified as occupying the Capitol Building from his followers must also be dealt with. I’m currently angry enough to think they should be taken out and shot as traitors.
On January20th Joseph Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the U.S. Now comes the best hope for the United States. Since yesterday saw two Democrats being elected in Georgia giving Joe not only control of the Senate, wrested from the grasp of Moscow Mitch McConnell, but he also has the house of Representatives. He will find it a lot easier to pass new bills through undoing all the damage done by Trump to things like the EPA. He needs to bring the two factions together and show he will govern without favour to either side. One thing he could do almost immediately is to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The Republicans claim that Big Government support people with Government handouts at the expense of others. They have singled out black people as the main recipients. I believe that a check will show that just as many white people claim and many will be Republicans. Especially where Obamacare is involved as many people required that help. Raising the minimum wage makes employers liable for the extra costs and will take a lot of people off welfare meaning the Government save more money towards the National Debt. Firms like Walmart will no longer be able to pay starvation wages and have the Government make up the difference with welfare. This is a move for all the people and may start to unite the land. Joe has also promised to reinstate Obamacare properly which will help many. Proper control of the coronavirus could save many lives especially if the wearing of masks is made mandatory. People will have to be considerate of others no matter how they feel their rights are being eroded. It will not last forever and will be done regardless of political allegiance. All must do their bit. Slowly but surely Joe and Kamala Harris can show their worth and their dedication to creating one nation. From the great film the Birth of a Nation we may see the Rebirth of a Nation as one entity.
I wish all my friends across the World a Happy New Year and to my friends in America I wish you peace and success under your new Presidential Team.