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January 6, 2023

What J6 Is and Never Was

On this second anniversary, Joe Biden and his ilk will once again divide us with demagoguery.

Today marks the second anniversary of the January 6 “insurrection,” which means Joe Biden will dutifully and shamefully remind us for the zillionth time just how godawful that day was, and just how perilously close we came to “losing our democracy” to an utterly disorganized mob of mostly middle-aged white guys with flag poles.

It’s a Republic, but whatever.

Indeed, the utter inability unwillingness of Biden and his fellow Democrats to let that sad day slip off into history calls to mind the trial lawyer who can’t pound the facts and can’t pound the law and is therefore left to pound only the table. Nancy Pelosi became a consummate table-pounder during her histrionic J6 inquisition this past year.

In accordance with Biden’s duties as demagogue-in-chief, he will thus award the Presidential Citizens Medal “to a dozen election workers, officials, and law enforcement officers for ‘contributions to our democracy’ before and during the riot,” according to a White House official. Biden continues to propagate his patently false claim that police were killed by protestors, when in fact the only person killed that day was an unarmed protestor shot dead by an incompetent Capitol Police officer.

Not only that. As Politico reports, “Biden will use Friday’s address to again put center stage the danger and chaos posed by election deniers even as the November elections in which many of them lost their races for office begin to fade from view.” In addition, President Unitus will uphold his Inauguration Day promise to unify the nation by again linking Republicans “to the extremists who attempted to forcibly overturn the results of Donald Trump’s defeat.”

At the same time, we suspect Scranton Joe will avoid any mention of the more serious matters that really do threaten our democracy Republic — matters that historian, classicist, and Central Valley farmer Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of in a grimly thoughtful column called “The Coup We Never Knew.” Regarding the war on our immigration laws and the war on Election Day, he writes:

What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? …

Since when did the people decide that 70 percent of voters would not cast their ballots on Election Day? Was this revolutionary change the subject of a national debate, a heated congressional session, or the votes of dozens of state legislatures?

Hanson also hits the war on national solvency, the war on fossil fuels, the war on gender, the war on racial equality, the war on our military, the war on equal justice under the law, the war on law enforcement, and more. None of these counts as a coup in the traditional sense, but all of them count as such in the sense of a sustained and multipronged leftist assault on our Republic.

As for January 6, columnist Julie Kelly reminds us of the grotesque government overreach that continues to this day. The prosecutorial toll is staggering, but the recent arrests of a Washington state couple, Scott and Holly Christensen, are particularly outrageous. Kelly writes:

What exactly did these alleged “domestic terrorists” do? They entered the Capitol through open doors as police officers stood by. Carrying no weapons, the couple took photos inside the Rotunda and wandered through some hallways; surveillance video shows Holly Christensen talking to a Capitol police officer. At another point, Scott Christensen chatted with a D.C. Metro police officer, a conversation captured on a body-worn camera. Police led the pair toward an exit door about 45 minutes later without arresting them.

For these non-grievous non-offenses, this couple will now have their lives destroyed by Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice and by the mainstream media.

Doesn’t the Biden administration have anything better to do?

“Our work is far from over,” AG Garland said, bragging about how the work of his apparatchiks “continues to move forward at an unprecedented speed and scale” to mete out “justice” for an assault that leftist propagandists have shamefully likened to Pearl Harbor, the Oklahoma City bombing, and 9/11.

“It’s a feat of political sorcery,” Kelly writes, “fueled by lies, cover-ups, and careerism, not entirely unlike the first war on terror — to transform an unruly, four-hour protest into an act of domestic terror.”

Likewise, the efforts of the Biden administration to keep J6 alive and to turn it into something it never was is a feat of poisonous political demagoguery.

It needs to be said.

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