[From "Casualties of the Rigged Election"]
Waking up on January 6th, I had no intention of following the planned events of the day. I imagined that it was more bluster from Trump and that it would be another “nothing burger.” Imagine my shock when people stormed the Capitol and managed to occupy Nancy Pelosi’s office, allegedly take hard drives, and take aesthetic photo opportunities. The memes were on fire throughout the afternoon and it warmed my heart to see a Confederate flag in the imperial capital. After all, that was something our ancestors had been unable to accomplish.
I had a grin ear to ear until I saw that Pence ordered the National Guard to come in. I then realized that whatever Trump had initially planned, the reality was the “Powers That Be” were only letting it go long enough till they could make use of it. After all, every crisis is an opportunity.
Speaking of crises, some in the media are asserting this protest was a “riot.” Interestingly, while 4 deaths have been attributed to this, one was by gunshot by a government employee, whereas the other 3 were labeled medical emergencies.
The only known death I see is a victim of the empire itself. This was an unarmed white female veteran, Ashli Babbitt.
Next time you’re asked to pledge allegiance to the flag or “be proud to be an American,” remember Mrs. Babbitt and how the empire treats those who serve it.