Remember in 20 when tens of thousands of Democrats surged on the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison and physically occupied it for more than two weeks? We were told, "This is what democracy looks like."
Remember in 20 when Obama was President and hundreds of BLM blocked interstate highways and violently accosted police (even killing several)? We were told, "To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible."
Remember in 2018 during the Kavanaugh hearings when a mob of Democrats stormed the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, and pounded their fists in rage on the door. We were told, "It's understandable."
Remember this summer's riots in major cities across the country when groups of Democrats marched in the streets, set buildings on fire, looted businesses, assaulted and even killed bystanders and police? We were told, "These are mostly peaceful protests."
Remember when Democrats seized several blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle, declaring it an autonomous zone? Remember the guns ad deaths and utter destruction? We were told, "It's a block party atmosphere."
Remember when a crazed mob gathered after the Republican National Convention and attacked Rand Paul, a sitting U.S. Senator? We were told, "No justice, no peace."
Remember how police were told to stand down, governors refused to call in the national guard, and Democrats bail for violent protesters who were arrested? We were told, "This is the only way oppressed people can be heard."
I have condemned violent protests and lawlessness every single time they've been reported. I condemn the actions of those who stormed the Capitol yesterday. But I refuse to condemn hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors because a handful (52 arrested) chose to be lawless and to defy everything the vast majority of the crowd stood for. Conservatives are defenders of the Constitution, the police, and the rule of law. Because a relative few people decided to do something doesn't nullify the concerns of the many.
The real culprit here? The mainstream media has been telling us for years that violence is the only way people who feel oppressed can be heard, it's the only way to get justice, and this is what democracy looks like. Apparently, a few who were in the crowd on Wednesday listened to them.
The inflammatory rhetoric of the Left caused this, and it's about time Democrats and the mainstream media took responsibility for dividing Americans and attempting to humiliate those who support the President or any conservative ideals. They have pushed people to the brink, even while claiming, "It's time for unity." It's time for careful reflection and change on all sides. Was this pure evil? Or because Democrats were involved it was ok. Double standards! ~ Loran Keller @ Magabook post
Everything you say here is true except one thing: the people who stormed the Capitol building are responsible for their actions. We cannot allow ourselves to say, "well THEY did it without any repercussions, so why can't WE?" because that's a narrative we know in our hearts to be false. The rhetoric from the Left didn't cause this; people CHOSE to do more than peacefully protest. Had no one chosen to storm the Capitol building, the narrative from 1/6 forward would be very different.
No protest that becomes violent should be without repercussion, but only those who break the laws should be held criminally responsible. The accusations of thoughtcrimes that suggest that everyone who was there is responsible and everyone who's conservative is responsible are ludicrous. But you cannot stop it, because just as you have the right to have your voices heard, so do they. They simply outflanked you in academia and technology because you weren't paying attention or doing enough to mitigate their influence. But take heart, with Trump's exit, some of those information channels WILL go back to going out of business, just as they were before Trump.
And another thing: this is a perfect example of why I am not on the political Right, because Republican leadership is non-existent. Your leaders are sitting with their tails tucked hoping to politically survive this instead of protecting the ideals and principles that you voted them into office on behalf of. They are letting the narrative that you are bad people who align with the Klan or with Nazis stand unchallenged. Remember that.