The age of cynicism has reached its illogical conclusion. We have watched ten plus years of unbridled cynicism bring us to yesterday’s unthinkable event, the siege of the US Capitol.
I haven’t been this agitated since 9/11. And though the death toll of that fateful day was significantly higher, the impact on our country and our democracy may pale in comparison to a president urging his irregulars to march to the Capitol to fight for his right to overturn an election.
To all of the enablers, to all who said that Donald Trump was just saying what “everybody” was thinking or, when convenient, that one shouldn’t take what he said literally, what now? You knew, or at least I hope you knew, that Trump never had investigators in Hawaii looking for President Obama’s birth certificate. You knew, or at least I hope you knew, that Mexico wasn’t going to pay for some wall. And there are so many other lies and Bull Shit over the last ten years about his taxes, his finances, his non-existing health plan, etc., but through it all you kept on aiding and abetting him. And what did you get? Were the judges, a tax cut primarily for the rich, and an invasion of the Capitol worth it?
I watched in horror as the insurrection unfolded, livestreamed on my computer. I recognized these people. I have stood guard outside my synagogue watching for these people to pull into our parking lot. They are the people who attacked Black churches, Mosques, and synagogues in the US and around the world. They posted selfies in the People’s House as they vandalized the office of the Speaker of the House and the rotunda. They knew that there would be no consequences. They expressed shock when they encountered any resistance. Why would they? Rudy Giuliani called for “Trial by Combat”. Don Jr. echoed the words on social media to “Fight for Trump”. Donald Trump then sent the mob to the Capitol and told them that he would be with them.
We have a new administration in less than two weeks. As we now know, a lot can happen in two weeks.
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