“This is no fantasy, no careless product of wild imagination. No, my
good friends. These indictments I have brought you today, specific
charges listed herein against the individuals – their acts of treason,
their ultimate aim of sedition… These are matters of undeniable
Jor-El, Superman (1978)
I have been keeping tabs on the Capitol rioters who were arrested in the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection. These individuals came from all walks of life from business owners, lawyers, police officers, substitute teachers, and military officers. As a result of their treasonous actions, many lost their jobs and over five hundred and counting have been charged. A lot of them will be spending the rest of their lives in prison. One example would be this 25 year old man who is facing up to 91 years in prison for his role in the insurrection. In this sense, a lot of these rioters have essentially thrown their lives away due to participating in the Capitol riot. And for what? For some orange man-child who thinks he’s a god? Pathetic! A lot are unrepentant for their actions because they have been incurably and hopelessly brainwashed by Trump and his constant lies. What they fail to understand is that if Trump truly cared about any of them, he would have pardoned them before leaving office. He used them as a means to an end to try and keep his power no matter the cost even if it meant burning democracy to the ground. Some even threw childish temper tantrums during their hearings, which signifies that they were overly privileged individuals who did not like it when they had to face the consequences of their crimes. Judges across the country expressed concern after interacting with these individuals in court. Because these traitors were utterly radicalized, the violence they created is going to get worse as long as Trump and his allies continue to lie about the 2020 election. As scary and unsettling as the insurrection was, I fear it was just the beginning. Trump may be out of office and facing multiple criminal investigations, but his influence is going to continue radicalizing these traitors for a long time.