No, The Capitol Riot Still Was Not An” Insurrection”- Compare and Contrast Twisted Liberal Logic.

As the disturbing images at the Capitol came out on January 6, every media outlet and social media platform immediately declared the Capitol riot “an insurrection.” Even when no firearms were discovered at the scene of “the bloodiest coup attempt in American history”, the media and every other liberal in the country continue to call the Capitol riot “an insurrection”. 

When I asked my liberal friends what, in their eyes, made the Capitol riot different from “mostly peaceful protests” destroying American cities last year, I made a fascinating discovery that what makes an act “an insurrection” is the location. “It was at the Capitol” – my friends told me. “That makes it an insurrection.”

According to soon to be canceled Merriam – Webster dictionary, an insurrection is “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.”  I do not see the location of where an action takes place mentioned here – do you? But if we consider that location plays a role in the definition, was yesterday’s incident at the Capitol “an insurrection” as well?

Let’s hear what the stupidest person to ever work for the FBI, Andrew McCabe thinks of this.

“The Friday attack on the Capitol was ‘.. somebody unbalanced and bringing those concerns to the symbols of government,’ McCabe added. ‘I think what’s different here is you’re seeing the playing out of not just a mental illness, but a grievance against the government.’”

So because Noah Green had a grievance against the government, and he brought his grievance to the Capitol, doesn’t that mean that Noah Green committed an insurrection? Let’s ask Facebook.

“We have designated the incident under our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, which means we have removed the suspect’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports, or represents the attack or the suspect.”

Interesting, because I don’t remember Facebook scrubbing profiles of the January 6 “insurrectionists”. Have they been covered under the “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy”? Or does that policy provide an exception for people wearing MAGA hats? One might wonder.

But let’s follow the “location plays an important role in the definition of ‘an insurrection’” all the way to Georgia. Would these armed but mostly peaceful protests at the State Capitol be considered “an insurrection”? Or does it have to be a DC Capitol? Can we clarify where exactly the Capitol has to be located, so we all know the difference between “a mostly peaceful protest” and “an insurrection”?

The line drawn by the media is, indeed, clear. It is not the location that’s important to the definition of “an insurrection” – it is who the perpetrator is, and what the motivation is behind “their grievance against the government.” If the perpetrator is white, male, and carrying a US flag, then he is definitely “a domestic terrorist” committing “an insurrection.” If the perpetrator is a member of the “marginalized” group and they hate the USA, then they are involved in “a courageous fight for social justice.”

“An insurrection” is defined as an attempt to overthrow the government. No such attempt was made at the Capitol on January 6. Ransacking Nancy Pelosi’s office, no matter how reprehensible, does not an insurrection make.

 RWR original article syndication source.

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Written by Tatyana Larina

Tatyana Larina comes from my favorite work of poetry.  And that's the only time you'll see me quoting Wikipedia as a source.

I came to the US in 1991, lived in San Francisco for 5 years, and I have a Computer Science degree.  I worked in software industry for several years, later switching to a career of a full time mom, and I never looked back.

In my younger days, I wasn’t a conservative. That is not to say that I was ever a liberal – I was not anything at all. I had no idea that there were such concepts as “conservative” and “liberal”. I did not pay attention to politics at all, and the most political knowledge you would get out of me would be who the US President was, and even for that you had to catch me on the right day.
My first introduction to politics was during the second Israeli intifada in 2002. Unspeakable violence erupted in Israel. Every day dozens of people were killed. Even though I didn’t follow politics, that deeply affected me. I felt sad, frustrated, and powerless. And one night, I happened to stumble on an MSNBC program called “Alan Keyes is making sense.” He was talking passionately about Israel and the violence, and he addressed my feelings very well.  Since that evening, I turned on Alan Keyes every night, and by his commentary he was able to take away some of the frustration and anger that I had. It was like a nightly therapy session.
Feeling intrigued after watching Alan Keyes, I wondered what else MSNBC had in store. I switched through the channels, and low and behold, I found Scarborough Country. Right off, Joe Scarborough wasn’t what he is today at all. He was a solid conservative (as I now understand), making common sense conservative points. I found him interesting and engaging. Opposing liberalism had not entered my mind at that time. I still didn’t know anything about liberalism. It was just the things he said sounded very common sense and worthwhile to me. Imagine that at some point, MSNBC had a conservative host on the air. Crazy times, ha?
Exploring my new political universe, I switched through more channels, and one night I found FOX. O’Reilly Factor was on. From the very first night, I was hooked. I abandoned Scarborough. O’Reilly was not just common sense – he was aggressive, and he was a fighter. He was Scarborough on steroids. He wasn’t just talking – he was taking on what he thought to be wrong and unjust. Ever since the first time, and until untimely end of Bill’s FOX career, I don’t think I ever missed one Factor.
For forming my political views, and my ability to formulate them, I have to give special credit to three people: Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Greg Guttfeld.  To Charles - philosophy.  To Bill - realistic and pragmatic approach to politics.  To Greg - realization that a good joke will change more minds than a long lecture.
And for everything else, thanks to my family.


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