One of the curious things, as Sherlock Holmes might say, is that there are two different and competing stories of what happened at the Capitol on 6 January 2021. On the one hand, you have a narrative of total violence and mayhem, while on the other hand, you have a partially peaceful narrative. What accounts for the difference?
There are apparently tens of thousands of hours of video both inside and outside the Capitol on that January day. The Democrat run J6 Committee biased their analysis and report to the point that it is more a Hollywood production than a factually believable narrative. The Tucker Carlson show on Fox News debunked a couple of the salient points of the J6 Committee report but is accused of bias in the choice of the video shown. Significantly, the House Majority leader, Representative McCarthy, has stated that he will release all the unedited videos to the public.
I am interested in the differences in the actions of the crowd. Wouldn’t a crowd with similar interests generally tend to act the same?
One obvious conclusion is that certain areas of violence were set aside and staged to provide political optics. Who goaded the crowd? – deliberate provocateurs? Who would an incited crowd benefit? Is the damage to the Capitol localized? Were the police, or elements thereof, given differing instructions and by whom? Did politicians or their staff participate in the violence? How about the timing of the assault vis-à-vis the Trump rally?
One alternative but obvious conclusion is that the peaceful activity was of no political interest. Who wanted to show a peaceful crowd merely milling around and inside the Capitol? Who wanted to show the police interacting peacefully and respectfully with the mainly compliant crowd? How did the police handle the peaceful aspects of the situation so successfully? (Were these questions deliberately buried?)
One of the moral lessons of the novel “A Tale of Two cities” is that things are not always as they seem to be. A person who appears to be evil can become the most righteous of people. Individuals who appear to seek justice may end up being bloodthirsty and vengeful. The Tale of Two Capitols seems to follow such a narrative.
Note: Two names are prominently mentioned. On the one hand, you have Ray Epps who may or may not have been a provocateur but was involved in the violence at the Capitol. On the other hand, you have the Qanon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, who was escorted around inside the Capitol by the police. Epps received no punishment. Chansley, who had relevant video evidence withheld by the government, was given a 41-month prison sentence.
My favorite flake is now preaching the gospel in Lynchburg.
Joshua Daniel Pratt:
— graduate of Jerry FAlwell University with a Masters in Divinity Education (whatever that is).
— peddled election conspiracies for “Virginians for America First” until VFAF went all but bankrupt;
— did the same in Florida with “The America Project” until they descended into irrelevancy;
— now back home in Lynchburg where he will “preach a little gospel, sell a few bottles of Dr. Feel Good”.
“Like negotiating with terrorists,” former producer Alex Pfeiffer said in a text, “but especially dumb ones. Cousin fucking types, not saudi [sic] royalty.”
Go ahead, defend Tucker……………good God………..stand up for America instead of trump, willya? Jesus Christ.
Under Joe Biden, right now, large banks are failing, we are vested in an escalating conflict with a major nuclear power who has more nukes that the US does, inflation is still at insane levels, fentanyl is falling from the sky. Ukraine is a corruption based disaster that is closing churches, doesn’t have free speech, elected a real life comedian actor with zero experience in politics or military to be their president. Because Ukraine successfully bribed a sitting US Vice President to install NATO to hide behind, Ukraine and the USA both need to both get their asses kicked, and kicked good. Joe, if you are reading this, the new game in town is China.
Exactly where does a normal type individual fit in this chronic Biden dumpster fire?
Your comments are not those of a “normal type individual”, instead, your comments are the product of a steady diet of Fox, OAN, Epoch Times, the Northern Neck Sentinel, and Trump’s “Truth Social”.
Huff Post much? Or is it the ever declining MSNBC/CNN cabal?
For an optometrist, you sure do not see things very clearly. Bailing out a bank in Pelosi’s district where 90% of the depositors have over $250,000 in the bank, one would wonder how much loot Pelosi was on the hook for. It’s ironic that Pelosi’s husband was knocked in the head with a hammer by an illegal immigrant. Who needs Fox news to tell them San Fran is a gay based shit hole?
What a strange comment. You are part of the anti-American democrats who hate the Constitution and Rule of Law.