Yesterday, mobs, domestic terrorists, thugs, and insurrectionists, who support Trump stormed the Capital building in an attempt to disrupt democracy. The first thing that comes to my mind and many others is the hypocrisy in the treatment of these people. Yesterday was an excellent example of white privilege. I know a lot of people do not like the term and think it has something to do with money. In America, white people have the privilege to not fear the police, so much so, that they can chase and attack them and still go home. Additionally, the police have so much respect for them they only arrested a few and let them roam around for hours destroying property in the Capital. If you doubt it, just look at the way they treated Black Live Matter protestors.
The peaceful black lives matter protest was met with capital police in riot gear. Tear gas and rubber bullets were used to clear a path for Trump to walk to a church for a photo op.
Yet, yesterday, the capital was overcome by Trump supporters, who where then allowed to shoot videos, take selfies, destroy Congress member’s offices and infiltrate the House chamber. They climbed scaffolding and broke windows, all while congress was sheltering in place in the building.
Here are some more facts put together by Forbes:
- 52 people were arrested Wednesday after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, 30 of which were for breaking curfew.
- On June 1, 289 people were arrested during a BLM protest, which is more than five times the number of people arrested when the Capitol was taken over. During the BLM rally the day before, there were 90 arrests.
- Between May 30 and June 2 2020, the height of the racial justice protests, 427 “unrest-related” arrests were made in D.C., including 24 juveniles.
Even though those idiots managed to dominate the airwaves. Other things happened. The House and Senate did reconvene after the shenanigans. Joe Biden has finally been confirmed as the next President of the United States. Hurry up Inauguration Day!
Another thing, Georgia elected two Democrats to the US Senate, including its first Black Senator. And that is worth celebrating! Congratulations (and your welcome) Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff!