blackjack21 wrote:If those crowds came armed, there is nothing the Capitol police could have done to stop them or protect members of Congress. That's why the fencing is there. They already have "bad optics." If Biden received 81M votes legitimately, he would scarcely need secret service protection except against the lone anarchist or something. Yet, we now have barrier fencing and razorwire around Congress--utterly defeating the imagery and pageantry of democracy. The person who needs to go is Nancy Pelosi. She has done immeasurable damage to the US because she was so easily trolled by Trump and could not stomach the fact that he triggered her endlessly.
Do you see barbed wire all over the Kremlin? Putin looks better than the US right now. Hell, even a ruthless absolute dictator like Kim Jong Il doesn't allow imagery like that.
The Rioters at the Capitol did come armed FYI. They however posed for selfies than were any risk. Although the storming event does set a presidence so the minor fact they were clowns shouldn't be ignored. Also I wasn't a user claiming that Trump was guilty of insurrection BTW. I doubt the rioters initially planned on braking in. One sheep would have broke in and the rest just followed behind. It gives you an idea of the idiocracy of the loony right but the minor numbers who actually protested at the Capitol should give people the knowledge that riots on the scale of BLM won't be achieved if Trump does go to jail so why shouldn't the establishment pursue it?
As for ring-fencing the Kremlin, assault rifles and gun culture just isn't even in the same scale. The loony right are a risk to individuals not the state. Besides, Putin is by and large respected in Russia and his opponents don't strike the Kremlin when they protest because they would be instantly imprisoned. Be grateful for your first amendment.