In the days since the seditious insurrection at Capitol Hill, I have been observing the excuses the rioters were making to justify their treasonous actions. The most common excuse was saying they were performing their First Amendment rights. Really? Let’s make a list of things that resulted in their “First Amendment rights”. Five people dead (including a police officer), government property destroyed, trespassed, and ransacked, a legitimate session of Congress disrupted, many government officials and lawmakers (including the Vice President and the Speaker of the House) threatened, and American democracy was almost destroyed and replaced by a chaotic dictatorship. How are any of these crimes connected to the First Amendment? Also, my sister and brother-in-law live literally a mile away from Capitol Hill. That means if the chaos got any worse, they would have been caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, they managed to escape before things went too far, but it was too damn close. Almost destroying the country is bad enough, but potentially threatening the lives of my family is off the charts. I do not care what kind of excuses these traitors come up with. They nearly overthrew the government and put my loved ones in danger. Unforgivable!
I have been hearing all kinds of stories of the Capitol Hill rioters who were arrested. From what I hear, the guy who wore a buffalo horn helmet could face 25 years in prison if convicted. A lady tried to give Nancy Pelosi’s stolen laptop to the Russians, but her ex-boyfriend turned her in. An 18 year old girl turned in her mother and uncle after seeing them on social media in the riot. One guy threatened to kill his wife and children if they turned him in. Some of these lunatics, freaks, and traitors were unrepentant of what they did while others feel duped by Trump (especially when he didn’t pardon them), and the rest realized too late they crossed a big red line. These extremists were grown adults and they were not prepared to suffer the consequences of their crimes. So far, the FBI is making steady progress in rounding up the traitors. Hopefully, we will get them all eventually especially since they were arrogant and stupid enough to post videos and photos of themselves during the riot. These seditionists need to be made an example of or they will do something more extreme in the future. The chaotic, divisive, and corrupt reign of Trump is finally over and it is time for these people to accept it and move on.
I found this video that shows an extremist group known as the Proud Boys clashing with police in Salem, Oregon. Like many Trump supporters, the Proud Boys were not happy about Trump losing the 2020 election so they arranged a rally in Salem. However, because they were armed and Trump’s seditious rhetoric was firing up the Proud Boys, the police were deployed to disperse the crowd.
I am glad that these extremists were quelled and put back in their box. They and groups like them are threatening to destroy our democracy. We have come so close to a dictatorship, but prevented that by beating Trump in the election. However, we still have to deal with his chaotic legacy, which will plague us for years to come.
The FBI and other law-enforcement agencies predicted that right-wing extremists like the Proud Boys would become a serious threat to the country if they were not dealt with. Examples include Kyle Rittenhouse murdering two people during the Kenosha protests and the 2020 boogaloo killings. These are only a few of many examples of right-wing terrorism that has been committed in just the past year. The probability is high that more examples will continue unless these extremists are put back in their box.
This development was pretty much inevitable regardless of the election outcome. If Trump won, they would feel emboldened. If Trump lost, they would feel cheated. Clearly, what we are experiencing throughout the country is the latter. These groups desperately need to be broken out of their “Trump is God” mentality before they cause more damage. One of Joe Biden’s main challenges will be finding a way to put the genie back in the bottle.
Even though I am glad Trump lost the election and his attempts to overturn the election are failing one after another, I have one big concern about the post-Trump world. I have been hearing that Biden will not pursue an investigation into Trump and his administration. I find this concerning because we have got to investigate the full extent of Trump’s corruption and the amount of damage he has caused. A Presidency like Trump’s must never be allowed to happen again. We came dangerously close to losing our democracy and being ruled by a dictatorship. If Trump is not held accountable, someone who is just as bad or worse will rise to power and finish what Trump started.
During one of his attempts to stage a coup in favor of Trump, Rudy Giuliani revealed he had super powers. He was melting in front of the press conference like a human ice cream cone. This was due to the fact that he hastily put dye in his hair and was sweating his butt off as he desperately tried to help Trump in his plot to overturn the election. Later in the press conference, Trump’s other lawyers were pitching all kinds of absurd conspiracy theories about the election. They even blamed Hugo Chavez for Trump’s defeat even though Hugo Chavez has been dead for seven years. When asked if they had evidence, the lawyers snapped at the reporters. This is because they have no evidence of voter fraud; not a shred of proof. The complete lack of evidence was why Trump’s lawsuits were being thrown out of one court after another. No evidence means no case. Trump’s cultists may not care about evidence, but the courts do. In fact, over the weekend, a judge from Pennsylvania went nuclear on Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the Trump defense team. This demonstrates that when Trump filed his lawsuits, the courts were annoyed. Now, after over two weeks, the courts are ticked off and want the clown show to end.
It has come to my attention that Trump supporters are not taking his loss in the 2020 election well. One example is Kenneth Copeland, who had a nervous breakdown in front of his entire congregation. When he was faced with the reality that Trump lost the election, Copeland’s brain blew a fuse and he started laughing maniacally like the Joker. This goes to show that several Trump supporters are having trouble dealing with the fact that their cult leader is not as infallible as they were led to believe. Apparently, like Copeland, some of these cultists gambled everything they had (including their sanity) and lost. This is what happens when you put all of your faith in a false messiah.
It’s all over! Joe Biden is officially the President Elect of the 2020 election. In a few short months, we will finally be rid of Trump as President. Some people may think that Joe Biden will be a trash President and I agree to some degree. Biden’s decisions may be trash and he may make the same mistakes again, but all of that would be a hell of a lot better than dealing with Trump for another four years. When I voted for Biden, I voted for the lesser of two evils. The past four years under Trump have been full of nonstop corruption, deceit, incompetence, chaos, and death. With Biden, we can at least return to a sense of normalcy, get a better handle on the Coronavirus, and eventually go back to our regular lives.
I found this picture that featured Baby Yoda from the Star Wars show known as The Mandalorian as a potential candidate for President. I like this idea because not only is Baby Yoda super cute, but we need someone as wise as Yoda to dig us out of the hole Trump put us in. BABY YODA 2020!!!
Since this is a politically charged year, I decided to wear a Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta for Halloween. In both the film and graphic novel, the Guy Fawkes mask has been used to symbolize the fall of a totalitarian regime. With the 2020 election around the corner, the possibility exists that Trump’s atrocious four year long reign of terror, incompetence, and corruption is almost over. Therefore, I will wear this mask both on Halloween and on the day of the election.
As the 2020 election draws closer, I am growing increasingly concerned about what the Trump Administration is plotting. A couple days ago, a staffer revealed that Trump and his supporters are plotting to steal the election by any and all means necessary. This “contingency plan” as the staffer called it involves the electoral college and the Supreme Court. With Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead, Trump and Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to gain control over her seat. If they can fill her vacant seat, their control over the Supreme Court will grow and the chances of them siding with whatever scheme Trump has planned will increase. With the electoral college, if Trump loses the electoral college, he will turn to the Republicans who control the swing states. Those Republicans will then swap the original electoral voters with Pro-Trump ones if Trump loses the original vote. Frankly, I am not surprised by this development. Trump is a man who is so arrogant, narcissistic, and egotistical that he will NEVER accept defeat no matter what. At a press conference the other day, he openly confessed that he would not accept the election results or allow a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. It is ironic because Trump spent the past four years spouting about a “liberal coup” and yet he himself is plotting a coup as we speak to steal the 2020 election. The worst part is that there is no part of the Constitution that stops him from doing this.
The only reason Trump is resorting to these extremes is because he is politically weak and has absolutely nothing to offer the American people. He wanted the title and power that came from being President of the United States, but he wanted none of the responsibility. He openly said that he took no responsibility for his failures or actions. He has let 200,000 people die and counting. If he is not removed from office, the death toll will increase because he is not going to do anything about the pandemic. He was caught on tape confessing that he knew how dangerous COVID-19 was and he lied to us anyway for months. The only reason he is pushing for vaccine as quickly as possible is because he is desperate for a way out of the mess he made with his pandemic response. I guarantee that if a vaccine is produced now, it will just be a false cure like he did with hydroxychloroquine. I am going to listen to the experts regarding the vaccine instead of Trump and his sycophantic quacks. With Joe Biden, we stand a better chance of surviving Coronavirus because at least he will be straight with us unlike Trump.
How many times do you have to see the evidence? How many times must the point be made? Trump is destroying America! Too many red lines have been crossed! Our country has in fundamental ways been polluted by avarice and political megalomania! This level of corruption was inevitable since the day Trump was sworn in! It was inevitable from when the Republicans decided to turn their backs on their Constitutional duty to keep the Trump in line! If Trump and his cronies and enablers are not removed from office NOW, there won’t be a United States in another four years! I cannot stress this enough! The very future of our nation is at stake in this election!