Don’t You Dare Condemn the Peaceful Protesters at the Capitol
There’s a very real risk that I’m going to projectile vomit onto my keyboard if I hear one more “conservative” pundit or politician condemn the peaceful Capitol protesters. Don’t you dare call our friends and neighbors who marched on the Capitol “rioters” or “domestic terrorists.” Some of those peaceful protesters traveled thousands of miles to petition their government for a redress of their grievances. And now you want to sit there all safe in your little office, miles away from the action, and condemn them?
Everyone from Tucker Carlson to Instapundit to The Federalist and The Blaze are condemning the “rioters” for their “violent insurrection.” They’re now wailing and claiming that NOW the elites are going to use that peaceful protest as a pretext to take even more of our rights and freedoms away.
Do you know what all of these fair-weather conservatives sound like? That battered wife on all of those Hallmark Channel movies.
She’s got a cigarette burn on her arm, bruises on her neck and a big ol’ black eye. And when you raise an eyebrow over the horrific train of abuses that she’s been subjected to, she declares, “Don’t say anything! Nancy and Chuck and Kamala and Mitt will only lose their temper and make it worse if you say something!”
I’m sorry, but… how many cigarettes do I need to let Kamala Harris extinguish on my arm before I’m allowed to protest?
Trump supporters from all across the country descended on Washington, DC to show Congress that we are serious. We mean it. We don’t trust the 2020 election results and we want an audit. And by showing up with those kinds of numbers, Congress should have taken us seriously.
We’ve had plenty of marches in DC and other places that called themselves a “Million Man March” – but this is the first protest march in American history which actually had more than a million marchers show up. Look at those amazing photos of the Washington Monument from that morning. Some estimates put the total crowd size in DC on Wednesday at somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million.
No other issue has garnered such large support, ever, in American history. People dropped everything on a Wednesday and flew to Washington, DC from as far away as California, Hawaii and Alaska to protest. We the people asked that our votes not be stolen from us. And the elites responded to us by declaring, “Eff you, Trumpers! Your voices don’t matter! We’re certifying Sniffy Joe as the winner, so SHUT UP! And bring your daughter to Joe’s pool-house later, because he thinks her hair looks reeeaaal shiny!”
So, yes. Our friends and neighbors peacefully marched into the Capitol building, which is PUBLIC PROPERTY. They gently walked between the velvety ropes in the Statuary Hall without tipping over any of the ropes OR any of the statues!
So violent and scary!
As they were peacefully protesting and petitioning the government for a redress of their grievances on public property, which is protected under the First Amendment, the government used live ammunition against them. And… we’re supposed to condemn our friends and neighbors as the Bad Guys in this incident? Really?
When the Capitol Police shot an unarmed Air Force veteran in the neck and killed her in the halls of Congress, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union tweeted that she was probably doing something horrible and deserved it. She was someone’s wife. She was unarmed. There were six cops with machine guns standing directly behind her, who did not deem her a threat in any way, shape or form, when another member of the Capitol Police shot her in the neck and murdered her in cold blood after she had served her country with honor for 14 years. Congress will probably give that cop a medal for his “bravery,” because he protected them from the scary housewife.
She was no doubt upset because the elites just stole two back-to-back elections in American and completely disenfranchised the majority of voters. And she was peacefully protesting that injustice when she was murdered. Three other Trump supporters died in Congress that day, but there’s no video of their deaths and so those murders are being called “medical emergencies.” Uh huh.
I refuse to condemn the peaceful Capitol protesters. They did nothing wrong. They have a right to protest. I refuse to have battered-wife-syndrome over the whole thing as well. It is criminal to steal elections from the American people and the folks who perpetrated and upheld that theft deserve everything that’s coming to them. I wish I could tell you that things would simmer down, and it will get better from here. But evil tyrants never peacefully relinquish power. We’ve got some hard work ahead of us, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the ballot box will be the means of regaining our lost freedoms.