By Donald Jeffries
The response to the events at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 hammer home exactly how divided this country is. Video evidence shows police officers calmly waving a group into the building, even declaring that their rights needed to be respected. Inside the building, the crowd remained politely between the purple ropes, mostly taking selfies.
Initially, only one death was reported. Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Trump supporter, was shot by a police officer. Then, we heard that three other Trump supporters died (from medical causes, not violence), and a police officer died later that day from a stroke. Although no early reports on his death mentioned it, within a few days, it was being claimed the officer died because he was bashed over the head with a fire extinguisher by a Trump supporter. What is glaringly obvious is how anonymous the cop/agent who shot and killed Babbitt remains. No one is demanding that we all “say her name,” or is questioning the identity of the officer/agent who killed her.
While the film evidence shows a more than “mostly peaceful protest,” with only a few of those inside the Capitol resorting to rather garden-variety violence like breaking windows, the media and every politician in both parties deplored what happened, and many compared it to Pearl Harbor. The meandering protesters were described as “storming” the Capitol, and those few broken windows were turned into an “insurrection.” Police beating and, in at least one case, shooting and killing a protester were all but ignored by everyone with a public platform. Not only did the calls for defunding the police stop, but they were lionized by many of the same leftists who had taunted them with “pigs in a blanket”-type chants. In one incredible case, a Massachusetts woman caught on film being viciously punched by a policeman was “outed” by her “woke” daughter—and lost her job as a result.
The fallout from merely being at the protest rally, far from the Capitol, has been severe. Horry County, S.C. Treasurer Angie Jones faced “cancel culture” calls for her resignation after she attended the Jan. 6 election protests. Jones deleted her Facebook page due to the harassment. Some even called for her arrest. Others who were there, like Myrtle Beach mayoral candidate Gene Ho and radio talk show host Chad Caton were also hounded by similar “doxxing” tactics by leftists. Even those who were not at the rally weren’t safe. Over 4,000 members of the University of Michigan community signed a petition demanding the resignation of university regent Ron Weiser, for “not specifically denouncing” President Donald Trump, along with his past expressions of support of the president.
While the calmly strolling protesters in the Capitol building urged their mates to protect the statutes and the priceless paintings displayed there, last summer Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters reacted quite differently. Statues of the most revered figures in American history were torn down all across the country, and monuments and other buildings were defaced and littered with often vulgar graffiti. Buildings were burned and businesses were looted. Despite the fact that, in virtually all cases, the police stood down and let the protesters wreak havoc, the media and some politicians are claiming that the police response at the Capitol would have been far more aggressive if the protesters had been black. There doesn’t seem to be an adequate word to describe such a disconnect from demonstrable reality.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Maxine Waters, Sen. Charles Schumer and their ilk openly sided with the BLM protesters, and, in many cases, encouraged them. Vice President Kamala Harris declared that the protests were not going to stop and, she opined, “They should not.” CNN anchor Chris Cuomo asked on air, “Please show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful,” when referring to the BLM protests. However, each and every one of these virtue signalers was aghast at the “insurrection” by those Trump supporters, armed mostly with cell phones. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ludicrously stated, “We came close to half of the House nearly dying on Wednesday.” She had previously refused to condemn Antifa violence, noting “marginalized people have no choice but to riot.” Pelosi, who rammed through a warp-speed second impeachment of Trump in the wake of the Capitol “storming,” had reacted to the BLM riots by saying, “I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. Maybe there will be.” Rep. Ayanna Presley called for “unrest in the streets.”
Lady Pelosi’s lectern was stolen. Some common riff-raff dared to prop his boots up on her desk. Soon 25,000 National Guard troops were spread around our national capital. We are about as far removed from what the founders envisioned for this republic as can be imagined. To paraphrase Orwell, all protests are equal, but some are more equal than others.
Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of three books currently being sold by the AFP Online Store.