Concerning the unfortunate events that took place in our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, we would like to share an angle that we have not yet seen.
In this instance, a group of protestors, or rioters, were able to infiltrate the building in which the entire legislature of the most powerful country in the world was meeting to discuss what is probably the most important issue, that of who would be the leader of the free world for the next four years. These infiltrators posted pictures of themselves in the legislative chamber and the pictures quickly went viral. Though, according to all accounts that we have seen, they were unarmed, congressmen in the chamber posted pictures and videos of themselves hiding behind their seats as if there were a mass shooting occurring. This occurred in a place presumably protected by the Capitol police, the D.C. police, the Secret Service (at the very least they would have been there to protect the Vice-President) and all this not far from the Pentagon, the headquarters of the world’s most powerful military.
Video evidence clearly shows law enforcement letting the protestors into the capitol, though. But video evidence and everything that opposes leftist dogma is delegitimized on the grounds that it is ‘inciting violence’.
In his statement, Vice President Mike Pence released the following statement:
“Thank you to the incredible Capitol Hill Police Officers and every Law Enforcement Officer for keeping us safe today. Thanks to your service, the Capitol was secured and we are truly grateful….And we will always be grateful for the men and women who stayed at their post to defend this historic place.
Nearly every politician in the US government, including Republicans, echoed Pence’s sentiments.
Seemingly all these politicians were asserting that unarmed protestors got as far as they did despite the inestimable powers of the U.S. government. All while most of them are asserting that this same government, if only we cede more of our rights over our bodies and ourselves, has the capability to protect all Americans from COVID-19, the most dangerous and communicable disease in human history, and from all violent crime. Citizens neither need to nor can be trusted to be responsible for their own safety, whether from illness or from violent crime. Only the government can protect us.
At a future time we will address other parts of Mr. Pence’s statement, including: “To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins.”
We will address in a subsequent article whether this blanket assertion applied to our Revolutionary War, the War between the States, or more recently the riots of BLM only last year. Stay tuned!