Who Did What?

Yesterday in DC was a mess. While it appears that most of the folks participating in the various Stop the Steal gatherings were well-behaved and peaceful, there were exceptions, most notably at the Capitol. Who were the people rioting at the Capitol?

It’s been suggested that the whole thing was a false flag operation designed to turn public opinion against the Stop the Steal demonstrations. While it’s possible that there were leftwing provocateurs in the crowd, it seems that most of the rioters at the Capitol weren’t leftists. I’ve seen the suggestion that they were Alex Jones fans. That may be closer to an accurate description.

I suspect that a substantial number of frustrated Deplorables have looked at the rules that have been applied to Antifa and BLM and have decided that those they should act out under those same rules. The Old Rules required a decent respect for public order and the common good. The New Rules are about grabbing and holding on to power by any means necessary.

Yesterday’s riot reminded me of this scene from the movie Network

That’s from 1976, a low point during the Watergate/Oil Embargo/Stagflation era. Since then, things got worse and then got better but are now worse again for many Americans. It’s not hard to imagine someone making that speech in 2020.

[Mixed metaphor alert!]

The Left has uncorked several bottles over the past four years, and some rather evil genies are now on the loose. As a result, Our Betters are going have to deal with the corollary of Murphy’s Law that says once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. I wish I were wrong.

7 thoughts on “Who Did What?


  1. I fear that 2021 will be a more violent year than 2020. BLAntifa successfully used violence to further their goals and intimidate Bolshevik politicians. Further BLAntifa violence is quite likely to be met with violent responses as the fringe elements opposed to BLAntifa see no other option.

    Violence begets further violence. See Northern Ireland and Bosnia for examples. I hate what is happening to our nation.


  2. I have a book suggestion for everyone:

    A State of Disobedience Tom Kratman
    https://www.baen.com/categories/free-library/a-state-of-disobedience.html
    It is a free download.

    It’s Time to Remember the
    Alamo All Over Again!

    In the long war against terrorism, the US Government had taken on extraordinary powers. And now that the war was won, powerful forces in the government had no intention of relinquishing those powers. As in 1860, the country was on the verge of civil war. And as in 1860, a leader arose to save the country—but it was not the President this time. Instead, the Governor of Texas was the woman of destiny. And, though the Federal Government had more guns and troops, David was about to give Goliath a run for his money. . . .

    “Probably the most realistic depiction of a second American Revolution ever written.” —John Ringo
    Published: 12/1/2003


  3. A primary effort of Communist planners over the past 75 years has been to instigate chaos within western systems in order to weaken the solidarity of those who would be free.

    Naïve youngsters of today, with their relentless energy, and who have no historical concept of what it’s like to be servants to the state, are a useful tool.

    China, Germany, Cuba, Angola, El Salvador, Venezuela, and on and on. And now maybe the U.S.A? I can envision a scenario of rearrangement of political borders in North America.


  4. We live in a society where – I believe – wise adults must train themselves to be distrustful of what they are shown and told by the media, by politicians, and by other interested actors in the political activist/entertainment industry.

    I think there is more going on than meets the eye. When the media refuse to publish news, when the social media giants actively censor voices of a certain common political view, one would be a fool to take them seriously. Politicians should NEVER, EVER be taken seriously, and one can never believe they serve anything other than the monied interests who fund their continuing residencies in the halls of power.

    I believe that yesterday was as planned and strategized as the spontaneous “protests” that followed George Floyd’s death last May.

    And by the same people.


  5. “I suspect that a substantial number of frustrated Deplorables have looked at the rules that have been applied to Antifa and BLM and have decided that those they should act out under those same rules”

    Equal protection under the law applies, right?


    • Yeah, I don’t know if it’s just blind squirrel finding the nut, or actually scales falling from her eyes, but she went on a tear about how dangerous letting Big Tech censor anyone was. Even made the point ‘If they can do this to the President, they can do it to ANYONE — even people we support’.

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