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Sunday, January 10. 2021
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Five dead? There was the one unarmed woman who was executed by the Capitol police, a heart attack and a stroke. Who were the other two?
And I don't believe that Trump is responsible for ANY of those. If the Capitol police hadn't wanted people to come in, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED THE DOORS.
Good question. All of the deaths were unfortunate but the MSM and democrats are twisting the truth.
Officer Brian Sicknick (1) apparently died from an existing medical condition, not related to an injury sustained at the Capitol as the MSM reported.
Ashli Babbitt (2) was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer.
Two people in their 50's died from a heart attack - Kevin Greeson (3) and stroke Benjamin Philips (4). Rosanne Boyland (5) who was 34, collapsed on Wednesday evening, apparently not at the protest, and died after first responders applied CPR.
The only person who died from a violent injury appears to be Ashli Babbitt.
"he screwed up, finally, in his last week in office"
Yes, that is the story on fake news and censored social media. But did he. His speech didn't even start until after some people in the crowd had already gone to the capitol. His speech did not incite his followers to go into the capitol. So what happened?
There is clear evidence already that the Democrat brown shirts, ANTIFA and BLM infiltrated Trump's followers disguised as Trump supporters and that they were the ones instigating breaking into the capitol and violence. It is also obvious that something very fishy was happening with the capitol police because their upper management (Pelosi) sent many of them home in the early morning and did not call them back once the Antifa/BLM thugs began their false flag action. Additionally there is video of the capitol police opening the gates and doors to let Trump supporters in as though they wanted to make sure Trump supporters would be on the videos where violence was planned. This was a peaceful protest that was set up by the left. Now more and more evidence will emerge of the Democrats duplicity and they will depend on the MSM to lie and the social media to censor. AND what do we see??? The MSM is lying and social media is in full censorship. Pelosi is so worried the truth will come out that she is pushing impeachment to totally absorb all the MSM reporting.
Will it work? With the never Trumpers and the left it will because they are dishonest. But I think that the MAGA crowd will see the truth and they are not going away. Remember this is NOT about Trump this is about a stolen election and disrespecting 74 million voters on the right.
OMG! Didn't you notice? What's up with the use of the future tense: "media will Nixonize". They have been doing that since the moment he won the 2016 election! Why are you people surprised?
I was around during the Nixon era. It was NOTHING NEAR the hostility being shown here.
We have gone WAY PAST Nixonize
This is a thoughtful and deliberate examination of the day, from Trump's speech all the way through the 'insurrection' at the Capitol building, as it is being called - by The Lotus Eaters Podcast. Well worth it - the timeline of the day is picked apart starting at about 10 minutes. There are numerous video clips throughout the day showing the absurdity of some of the written commentary about the actions that day, by both sides. This is a very well done counterpoint.
I would only point out that in this era, the support of Free Speech is not free.
Here is an example of the Capitol police opening the doors and letting the Trump protesters inside.
The media only shows that one video over and over again where half a dozen people were breaking a window.
The Democrats are now proposing to impeach Trump AFTER HE IS OUT OF OFFICE. Obviously they are just trying to prevent him from running again in 2024.
But if you now can impeach ex-presidents retroactively, maybe the next time there is a Republican president and Congress they can retroactively impeach Biden, Obama and Clinton.
Of course, with the present course of events, only Democrats will be allowed to run for office from now on.
As California goes, so goes the country.
Unless we change things.
The National guard has entered Washington DC with the intent of remaining there through the Inauguration. They are going to put up fences around the dais where Biden will be anointed. Save your pictures of the million people who came to protest the stolen election and filled the entire national mall. And place that beside a picture of the couple dozen or so people who come to watch Biden finish the steal under the protection of 1000 armed soldiers guarding the fence. THAT is definition of a coup. That picture will be priceless.
Not finding any corroboration of this. Can you point the way?
My wife is hearing similar kinds of things all day today 'turn off your cell phone, they want to update your software', 'insurrection act', 'military coming out', etc etc. It's disinformation. Some of it is quite well done and there is a temptation to want to believe it.
People have been encouraged to do stupid things in the name of being a 'patriot' - many/most of the people who barged into the Capitol building as Trump was giving his speech on the other side of the mall, are the people who have bought into these things, as Sydney Powell did. All of it is tailored to maximize the discrediting that follows.
These schemes try very hard to convince you not to be skeptical - but when you're skeptical, you tend to notice that these things start sounding crazier and crazier with time, and you start to realize why they don't like skepticism.
Pushing the "Trump screwed up" theme just means you've fallen for the "Big Lie" being pushed by our media betters. That's how they're framing it, and they will not be dissuaded from repeating it ad nauseum for the weak-minded to pick up and begin to parrot.
Never realized so many MF contributors were part of the New England political Brahmin country club type "old conservatives" who reflexively side with our ruler-elite. In retrospect, with all the "walking tour of NYC" stuff (boring, BTW), I guess I should have realized their inherent viewpoint bias. I'll remember that in future regarding your more political content.
Far more likely his supporters were suckered by a conspiracy between antifa and the political establishment. Probably the same way they sucker peaceful demonstrators at BLM events into being their screen for violent agitators in the crowds.
The best advice is still keep away from crowds. And throw as much sand in the gears of this soon-to-be-sworn-in illegitimate government as you possibly can at every opportunity. Patriots should not concede to a government that refuses to investigate ample evidence of election fraud. It's their duty and responsibility to prove it was fair, not the other way around.
Well said, on all counts. We're being deceived on a national scale.