We probably shouldn’t be surprised that the toxic scorched-earth politics of the Obama administration are once again at work in America. Still, it’s maddening after four years of freedom, peace and prosperity to suddenly see the government once again applying the iron fist of hypocritical injustice against normal people. This isn’t going to end well. The government has been traipsing across the country and arresting everyday Americans who participated in last week’s Capitol protests.
The political party that has spent years torching America’s institutions is now claiming that the mostly peaceful breaching of the Capitol, in which the Senators and Representatives were briefly disturbed from their work for a few hours, is the worst thing that’s ever happened. “An unprecedented attack on our democracy” is what they repeatedly call it.
Really? Unprecedented? Never happened before?
I’m old enough to remember when hundreds of Kavanaugh rape truthers invaded and occupied the US Senate a few years ago. Those protesters sought to interrupt the confirmation vote of Brett Kavanaugh. They shut down the Senate for several hours, and they had hoped that their “occupation” and shutdown would be permanent, or at least long enough to convince the Republican Senators to not confirm Kavanaugh. That protest was hailed as “proof that democracy is working” by the media.
More than 300 Kavanaugh rape truthers were arrested for trespassing in the Senate that day, only to have the charges against them dropped later by federal prosecutors. Do you think that will happen to the Trump supporters who are being black-bagged and flown to Guantanamo this week? Asking for a friend.
Likewise, hundreds of Democrats were arrested at Donald Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017. They shut down streets in DC, burned cars and made general nuisances of themselves. A months-long coordinated effort then kicked into high gear to ensure that none of the Democrats who participated in the inauguration riots would actually be prosecuted. Hollywood paid their bail. Hillary Clinton and others set up a legal defense fund for the rioters. Not that it was needed. Many attorneys worked pro bono to ensure, in the end, that all of the charges against every single rioter were dropped in the end.
The same has been true all summer long of Black Lives Matter riots and the Antifa guerrilla warfare actions. Arrested and released 12 hours later without charges. We saw it happen again and again and again. The people being arrested were the scummiest sorts of criminals, too. You wouldn’t want any of them to babysit your kids, at any rate. But they were repeatedly handled with the velvety soft gloves of hypocrisy, every single time.
Not so for Donald Trump’s supporters. They are branded as “domestic terrorists.” Just who are these domestic terrorists who are being rounded up? One of the first arrested was a Republican state representative from West Virginia. Another was the CEO of a digital marketing firm in Boise.
In other words, most of the people being rounded up right now are normal, everyday people. They’re not career criminals, serial rapists or meth addicts like the “protesters” who have been wrecking American cities all year long. They’re our friends and neighbors. And since the left has captured every cultural institution in the US by now, no one is coming to the aid of people who are being arrested. There won’t be any pro bono attorneys stepping up to defend our friends and neighbors as they are charged and tried as terrorists. None of the charges are going to be dropped, either.
Welcome to the healing and unity of the Biden administration – where peaceful protesting is now considered an act of terrorism, worthy of a life sentence in a military prison.