You were angry. Gosh you were angry. I remember. I saw your posts on Facebook and Linked In. You forwarded news clips to me by email last summer. You were incensed that that a mob attacked and sacked a store you would never shop in, in a city you would never visit. And you were right. Violence is wrong. Damaging stores is wrong. Looting is wrong. You spoke out, loudly. That is why your current silence is deafening.
An angry mob, incited by the then President of the United States, attached and ransacked our Capitol. And you turned away. You have nothing to say. And when confronted, when forced to acknowledge the damage to both the building and society, you attempt to divert our attention. Or worse, some of you claim that this is all an exaggeration or that the insurrectionists, Trump’s irregulars, were really Democrats or some kind of false flag action. One by one, as each of these dangerously duped people are arrested, they attest their allegiance and devotion to Donald Trump. Your answer is to turn on the CAVS game and hope that this will all go away.
The difference between the people who attacked and beat policemen and Trump’s enablers, both in Congress and you at home, is effort. The difference between the people who ransacked the Capitol in an effort to do bodily harm to Vice-president Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and other members of Congress and Trump’s enablers, both in Congress and you at home, is commitment.
The cover you provide for Donald Trump, your escape to “Whataboutism”, and your passive acceptance of a violent attempt to overthrow our form of government eliminate your claim of being just an innocent bystander. You helped. You stood by and did nothing. You never said a word.
Please know that I don’t care if you are offended, Rob Portman. Please know that we expected better, Dave Joyce. And to the rest of you enablers who neither hold office nor a position of public trust, now might be a good time to reassess your view of the last ten years. The tyrant who grants your wish today is still a tyrant.
Donald Trump never changed. He was always a danger to democracy. And you were an accomplice.
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