The Patriot Post® · The J6 Capitol Protest: An 'Insurrection™' Retrospective
As a diversion from almost a full year of Joe Biden’s abject failures, resulting in his record-low approval ratings and record-high disapproval ratings, the usual cadres of the Democrat Party’s inept “leaders,” Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi, have been anxiously awaiting this day.
It’s the one-year anniversary of the January 6 (J6) riot, a dog-whistle distraction to relive in detail that disgraceful day when a riotous group of thugs and jackasses battled police outside the Capitol Building. Others caught up in the pitched fervor, temporarily trespassed inside the building, but that occupation was entirely different from the riotous actions outside the building.
Some of the occupiers who violently battled police, were clearly dangerous thugs. As Trump supporter, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), who voted against certification of the election results, and was in the building when protestors entered, lamented: “I was angry, I was so mad. I thought this was the dumbest thing, and I say that from a Republican perspective. How could they be so stupid.”
The J6 event provided Pelosi’s “Insurrection™ inquisition,” her theater of the absurd, plenty of fodder for the Biden regime’s effort to paint all conservatives as “insurrectionists.” The Demos are hoping their Leftmedia propagandists’ coverage of the J6 anniversary will be a booster shot for Biden, who commemorated the occasion as the “darkest day in our democracy [sic].” Reality check: Based on the events this past year, it was much less dark than his inauguration two weeks later.
Ironically, there was an actual and infinitely more insidious and dangerous insurrectionist coup attempt preceding J6 — the Democrat deep-state conspiracies collaboration to take down the presidency of Donald Trump using a fictitious “Russian collusion” narrative created by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Given the civil and lawful tenor of ALL previous Trump rallies during his tenure, there was no reason to expect that some of those in attendance that day would resort to the riotous thuggery previously associated with “peaceful protests” by key Demo constituencies — their Black Lives Matter gangsters and antifa goons. Accordingly, we have condemned the J6 rioters from the moment a split fraction of those attending Trump’s “stolen election” rally staged their destructive, self-aggrandizing riot. (Don’t forget that Joe Biden and his Demos were also “election deniers” in 2016.)
We have also chastised Trump for not immediately condemning their actions — despite urgent calls from key advisers, including Don Trump Jr.‘s text to his dad’s then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: “He’s got to condemn this s—t ASAP. … We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.”
After his rally speech, for the duration of the riot, Trump sat in the executive dining room just a few steps from the White House briefing room, where he could have immediately condemned the rioters.
It was more than three hours after the Capitol confrontations began (APX 12:50) that Trump finally issued a 70-second statement on his now-banned Twitter account telling the rioters to go home: “We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now… We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. … So go home. We love you, you’re very special. … I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.”
Despite Trump’s considerable domestic and foreign policy successes while president, the stain of his actions and of the rioters that disgraceful day is indelible.
Fortunately, Trump wisely took the advice of key advisers on this disgraceful anniversary and canceled a speech he was scheduled to make from his Florida estate. But he did issue a couple of written responses to Biden here and here asserting: “Never forget the crime of the 2020 Presidential Election. Never give up!”
For the record, while no police officers were killed by J6 protesters (despite continued false assertions to the contrary by Democrats), there were 140 police officers injured that day (more than the 114 claimed by Capitol video expositor Carlson). By comparison, according to a federal government assessment, “Federal Protective Services, the Secret Service and the Park Police reported that at least 180 officers were injured” six months earlier by actual insurrectionists at Lafayette Square outside the White House. They were violently assaulted by Black Lives Matter radicals and antifa movement fascists who were attempting to establish a “Black House Autonomous Zone.”
But you don’t hear about the Lafayette Square assaults on officers, because that violence was just one of more than 600 riots nationwide in Democrat-controlled urban centers, by their constituent mobs during the “summer of rage” – the “burn, loot, and murder” insurrections fomented by Biden and his “unity cadres.
All of that violence was the result of Democrats’ pre-2020 election ”systemic racism“ lie, and the consequences, as historian Victor Davis Hanson noted: "100 days of torching federal court houses and police precincts, 700 policeman injured, 40 people dead, $4-$5 billion in damages…”
Among the murdered in those riots were law enforcement officers David Dorn and Dave Patrick Underwood – at the same time Democrats were calling to “defund the police” and vilifying cops.
By way of contrast, regarding all the aforementioned burn, loot, and murder mobs across the nation, Democrat governors and mayors issued police stand-down orders so they faced limited resistance. Of the rioters who were actually arrested … remember these headlines:
In Minnesota, the epicenter of those riots: “Most Charges Against George Floyd Protesters Dropped.”
In New York: “Charges Against Hundreds of NYC Rioters, Looters Have Been Dropped.”
In Oregon: “Portland Drops Charges for 90% Arrested During Recent Riots.”
Apparently, those Demo governors and mayors have the same “catch and release” policy the Biden administration practices with the more than one million immigrants who have crossed our southern border in the last six months.
And in Washington, DC: “Nearly All Rioters Freed from Jail in D.C., Most Avoid Felony Riot Charges.”
Not only did DC release the SJRs (social justice rioters) last year, but recall the violent rioting thugs in our nation’s Capitol protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017 — of the more than 200 felony indictments, almost all charges were dropped.
However, all those violent insurrectionists were fodder for the Demos’ narrative, so they got a pass. And the resulting surge in violence Demos fomented in 2020 continues today.
But on January 6, 2021, Democrats finally found a riot they could condemn. If not for double standards, Democrats would have NO standards.
Back in DC, as of this date there have been 725 arrests associated with the J6 riot, and 165 of those defendants have pleaded guilty on federal charges of varying seriousness — not one arrest for insurrection or sedition. But Biden has fully weaponized the Department of Justice to continue the hunt for those insurrectionists.
For his part, Joe “The Unifier” Biden, as anticipated, delivered the most stridently partisan speech of his presidency, hoping to trigger Trump and his most deranged outlying supporters. According to Biden, “Here’s the truth: The election of 2020 was the greatest demonstration of democracy in the history of this country.” Unless you consider millions of the bulk-mail ballots cast by unverified voters.
Biden told reporters: “You can’t pretend. This is serious stuff. You’ve got to face it. That’s what great nations do. They face the truth, deal with it and move on.” Of course no Democrat, including Biden, will “move on.”
For her part, Kamala Harris, apparently now completely reality-challenged, parodied the event claiming: “Certain dates echo throughout history, including dates that instantly remind all who have lived through them where they were and what they were doing when our democracy came under assault. Dates that occupy not only a place on our calendars, but a place in our collective memory: December 7, 1941; September 11, 2001, and January 6, 2021.”
Seriously, she asserted that comparison.
Harris then used the moment tie the J6 protests to the Demos’ HR 1 bulk-mail ballot fraud the so-called “voter rights” legislation, ahead of the trip she and Joe have planned to Georgia.
Brazenly, Biden invoked the name of Trump-supporting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died of natural causes a day after the riot. Biden, Pelosi and Schumer desecrated the death of Officer Sicknick by insisting for months after his death, that he was murdered by protesters — that was a lie and they knew it – and then giving him what amounted to a state funeral. (Biden and Pelosi finally found a deceased police officer they could support.) Officer Sicknick died natural causes, and both the medical examiner and his family confirmed it was unrelated to the protest.
Biden also mentioned the murder of Capitol Police Officer William Evans on the Capitol grounds in April – as if either the Sicknick or Evans deaths were related to the J6 protests. Turns out that Evans’ assailant was a radical black Islamist, Noah Zaeem Muhammad, being identified elsewhere as Noah Green. He was a follower of Afrocentric black supremacist Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semite, anti-American hater who leads the Nation of Islam. Muhammad was shot and killed as he attempted to assault another officer.
Notably, there were Capitol Police who distinguished themselves in the face of overwhelming odds.
Lone Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman who single-handedly lured protestors away from the Senate chambers, averting what could have been much more serious consequences. Notably, Officer Kieth Robishaw, who was falsely accused of inviting protestors into the Senate chamber, in fact was alone and outnumbered, and did his best to maintain civility in the Senate chamber.
And nobody should second guess the fear experience by female staffers who were hiding in offices as protesters were screaming and banging on their office doors. That fear was visceral.
But time for an “insurrection” reality fact check.
The “riot” was primarily limited to maybe 100 thugs amid thousands of protestors outside the building, and most of those who entered the building, while an inexcusable trespass, were not “rioters,” and only a few qualified as “protesters.” Most were docile individuals, and that would have been clear to the world had Nancy Pelosi released the security camera videos from inside the building – which is precisely why she did not.
For context, 40% of Americans have a firearm in their home. That is about 125 million Americans who have one or more of the 400 million guns in private hands – the vast majority of them are conservative. But during the J6 “insurrection,” only one person was killed, an unarmed civilian.
That single fatality was Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old 14-year Air Force veteran, a white, five-foot two-inch, 110-pound woman from California. She attempted to climb through a broken window leading to an area where members of the House were being secured. While doing so, she was, by any objective account, unjustifiably shot and killed by Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd. Many informed law enforcement analysts have declared the shooting unjustifiable.
But the shooting was never subject to public investigation or inquiry, and the records have been sealed by Pelosi.
Finally, the most dangerous person in DC on January 6th last year, an actual terrorist, has not been arrested – and in fact the Garland and the Demos seem to have conveniently forgotten about him. The FBI and BATFE are offering a $100,000 reward for information to convict the person who left pipe bombs outside both the Republican and Democratic National Committee headquarters the night before the protest. Fortunately those devices were discovered before they detonated.
Next up, Democrats and their Leftmedia talkingheads will be attempting to spin the anniversary of Biden’s inauguration and his Statue of Disunion speech to follow – endeavoring to put some of the countless dumpster fires Biden has set ablaze. That will prove to be an interesting exhibition of alternate reality creations — maybe Hunter Biden will whip out his laptop and use his artistic abilities to help!
And the next notable Biden anniversary after that? Democrats will be avoiding that one like the ChiCom Virus! Just before the midterm election falls the anniversary of Biden’s disastrous and deadly surrender and retreat from Afghanistan…
Footnote: According to California Democrat Congressman Pete Aguilar, “These hearings will be a chance for the country to come together, to rally around the truth and unite in the rule of law. We owe it to the officers who lost their lives.” That lie was repeated even more spectacularly by CBS “journalist” Bob Costa, who said, “Thursday’s primetime hearing will take Americans back to January 6, when an estimated 2,000 rioters breached the Capitol building, causing the deaths of five police officers.” Say what? Not a single police officer was killed by protesters. Further, Democrats and their media brethren claimed for months after the Capitol riot that Officer Brian Sicknick (himself a Trump supporter) had been bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher. That was a despicable lie.
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776