by Steve McCann, American Thinker:
Political persecution and isolation of vast swaths of the citizenry by the Justice Department, the Intelligence Community, and the Judiciary in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol incursion should bring a chill down the spine of every American. This same troika, but with different nomenclature, was mobilized by 20th Century despots to eliminate their political enemies and establish a police state.
(I attended the January 6, 2021 rally at the U.S. Capitol and observed first-hand what the media and the Democrats have falsely and with malice claimed was an “armed insurrection.”)
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The initial step in consolidating power is to incessantly demonize as enemies of the state one’s political opponents. The second is to isolate and delegitimize them by either staging or so exaggerating an incident that any and all steps to quash them are acceptable in order to “save the nation.” Therefore, the question is: was January 6th pre-planned by legitimate Trump supporters, was it spontaneous or was it a calculated set-up?
The American Left and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Democrat party and the agitprop media (previously known as the mainstream media), have for the past 12 years cast conservatives and Republicans as promoters of “white supremacy.” It was the Department of Homeland Security, at the behest of Barack Obama, that first declared in April of 2009 that right-wing terrorism or white supremacy was the greatest threat facing America. Despite the fact the number of actual white supremacists is minuscule.
The most radical and mendacious president in American history, Barack Obama, established the precedent that virtually every attack on conservatives or Republicans is framed in implacable racism and white supremacy. With the election of Donald Trump, these outright fabrications dramatically accelerated and were extended to include anyone who supported or voted for Trump.
The only thing missing was an incident that could be hyperbolically exploited into a justification for unleashing the police powers of the government against conservatives, Republican politicians, and supporters of Donald Trump. January 6, 2021, became that incident.
I wrote the following in the early morning hours of January 7, 2021:
I abhor trafficking in conspiracy theories and have avoided doing so over my entire life. Nonetheless, I cannot help but entertain a growing suspicion in the back of my mind, after having witnessed firsthand the events of January 6 and the near complete lack of police presence at the Capitol and knowing what Antifa has done in other pro-Trump rallies, that the powers-to-be at a minimum hoped what happened would happen.
The FBI claim that they were aware of the possibility of violence by small fringe groups and that they notified the proper authorities on Capitol Hill. Yet no additional steps were taken in response by anyone in authority at the Capitol. Throughout 2019-2020 every Trump rally in Washington involved violence by Antifa and Black Lives Matter whether it was the “Demand Free Speech” rally on July 6, 2019, or the closing night of the Republican Convention at the White House on August 27, 2020, or the “Million MAGA March” on November 14, 2020. The powers-to-be in the Capitol and the local government knew of this recent history yet refused to call in additional police or accept Trump’s offer of 10,000 National Guard troops.
I have participated in numerous marches and events in Washington, the first being the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August of 1963 as well a number of major anti-Vietnam War protests, a couple of March for Life rallies, the 9/12 Tea Party rally in September of 2010 and Ronald Reagan’s first inauguration. The number of participants in some of these gatherings exceeded 400,000 to 800,000+. The January 6 “Stop the Steal Rally” was among the larger I have seen.
Yet, I was taken aback by the obvious lack of preparation as well as practically non-existent crowd barriers at the Capitol. There was virtually no police presence at the East Front of the Capital and far too little at the West Front. The overall police presence was woefully inadequate for the crowd everyone knew would eventually show up at the Capitol grounds not to mention the potential for violence being initiated by Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
It was difficult not to notice that among those at the doors at the West Front of the Capitol were stereotypical Antifa-looking militants and atypical Trump supporters waving Trump flags trying to incite others as the useless barriers of snow fencing had been easily breached beforehand.
The only attempt at crowd control was the police indiscriminately using flashbangs and tear gas against peaceful protestors and not arresting the obviously unruly ones. These same few police soon stepped aside and opened the doors which had been unlocked from the inside, effectively inviting the protestors into the Capitol.
The agitprop media and the Democrat party had their narrative: the rally attendees were violent revolutionaries and President Trump their execrable leader and instigator of the “insurrection” to overthrow the government. Thus, January 6th was far worse than Pearl Harbor or September 11, 2001. Therefore, in order to save the nation, the full police force of government must be mobilized against this existential threat.