January 8, 2021
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Video has emerged showing a number of Trump supporters trying to stop protesters from breaking into the Capitol Wednesday. The video shows one Trump supporter trying to physically restrain someone who was attempting to damage the door, and others booing the protesters and yelling “Stop them,” “Don’t break that window” and “No Antifa, no Antifa.”

Speaking of Antifa, the initial claim that there were no leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters is coming under question. The New York Post quoted law enforcement authorities as saying they had identified two people known from Antifa demonstrations in New York among the rioters in the Capitol…

…and KUTV in Utah reports that a man who was standing next to Ashli Babbitt and who filmed her fatal shooting has been identified as a far-left protest organizer from Utah who founded a group called “Insurgence USA,” is associated with Black Lives Matter and was arrested last summer for organizing a riot that ended in a shooting. He also has a history of social media posts promoting Antifa and BLM, branding Trump a white nationalist and calling to “burn it all down.” You can see more, including some of those posts, at this link from Katie Pavlich at Townhall.com.

And here's an interesting first-person account of Wednesday’s violence by someone who was on the scene as it was happening and who thinks we do not yet know the full story.

To be clear, this is not an attempt to shift blame. Most of the people involved do appear to have been Trump supporters, but a handful of violent fanatics are not representative of the vast majority of peaceful protesters. The media have lectured that to us for months before suddenly switching positions on Wednesday.

Finally, questions are being rightly raised about the deadly police shooting of unarmed protester Ashli Babbitt. Video from inside the building seems to show that the officer shot Babbitt as she was trying to bust down a door, even though there were other officers right behind her who not only could have peacefully arrested her, but who might have been killed themselves by their fellow officer.

As that article points out, it’s sickening to see leftists who’ve spent the past eight months protesting and rioting against police brutality suddenly turning on a dime and gleefully celebrating police murder because the unarmed protester who was shot was a Trump supporter. One tweeted, “Rightly deserved (to be shot and killed) for trespassing.” Maybe they should pass that message along to the DA in St. Louis who’s trying to imprison Mark and Patricia McCloskey just for showing guns to some leftist protesters who were threatening them while trespassing on their property.

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  • Undisclosed

    01/12/2021 02:50 PM

    All I know about QAnon, and the first time I ever heard about them, I heard from the mainstream media. Everything I hear about QAnon seems to suggest it's a discussion forum or something without organization, face, or form. Which seems perfect for a foreign power (or, for that matter, the Lincoln Project) too set up from afar to manipulate and interfere with our election process. I mean, really, their supposed opinions sound as outlandish as the phony Russian dossier!

    I don't mean to be disrespectful to anybody, but we need to remain rational, focused, and engaged to make it to Biden's mid-term. We won't prevail otherwise.

  • William Orris

    01/10/2021 02:43 PM

    I'm not sure I dot the "i's" and cross the "t's" as you have stated. Some of your assumptions don't quite look accurate this time. If you want to make a correlation to Martin Luther King, then let's recognize that neither did he condemn his followers / supporters from burning down the town after he left, and it happened time after time. Society has become accustomed to accepting riot behavior from one segment for something they wanted to see corrected, but now when our government officials deliberately see and know (many of them deny anything being wrong) and you jump on the band wagon and verbally seem to expect alternate current to mix with direct current just to prohibit a tingle in your finger; well it seems to me that the lights went out in your thinking. As a citizen of the United States I cannot divide my allegiance between democracy and socialism. Your comments come very close to endorsing a marriage of that nature.

  • curtis greve

    01/09/2021 10:19 AM

    Have you lost your sense of propriety or have you sold your soul.

    Trump built the fire, light the fire, and the insurrectionists senators worked to negate the clear will/vote of the people. Where is your indignation? When did you stop supporting the rule of law and calling a spade a spade.

    Stop excusing. More than enough damage has been done to our democracy and the Constitution of the United States. Instead of standing up for right, you are aiding the far right crazies.

    Do you not understand that this only helps the far left. Can you not see the damage you are doing?

    Shame on you.