It has been a while!
I have been avoiding watching the news too closely over the past year, since it is often a source of frustration and anger. I just need to hear the names Mancin and/or Sinema to start getting a headache, accompanied by uncontrolled gagging and retching. Writing my feelings down in my blog is a way for me to relieve these negative feelings.
I am now at the point where I have to write again because the absolute stupidity that appears to permeate our society is having me pull my hair out otherwise.
Yesterday was the first anniversary of the attempted coup on our government of January 6, 2021. Many news outlets replayed the pictures of that day, clearly showing the followers of the loser in whose name they were trying to carry it out.
Of course, there are those who believe that there is a film set of the U.S. Capitol in a secret CIA compound, next to a set of the Moon Landing Site, where the entire insurrection was staged, with the help of members of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, in order to frame Trump and the Republicans who support him.
But I digress…
Members of Congress held speeches on the senate floor to remember the siege of the Capitol and the vile actions that took place on that day. However, not one single Republican member of Congress (out of 212 in the House and 50 in the Senate) spoke out. Furthermore, there were only two Republicans present to take part in a minute of silence held in the house chamber to commemorate the insurrection.
Regardless of party affiliation, one would think that we can all agree that the events of January 6, 2021, were vile, disgusting, undemocratic and deserve to be condemned.
This does not seem the case though in the eyes of Republican lawmakers and many of their constituents.
No matter how clearly damning the pictures are, there is a refusal to believe the facts because admitting that their side has been supporting a person who does not believe in law, order and democracy, and that that person has lost the election of 2020 and tried to stay in power anyway, by any means possible, is too difficult to admit.