[quote="Politics_Observer"][/quote]Politics_Observer << It was an act of treason is what it was. See, people revolt due to a sense of entitlement that they have. They feel entitled to something like privileges and status. When they feel that that their sense of entitlement is being violated or that they think something they feel entitled to is being taken away from them, they revolt. So, injustice is not the reason for many revolts. It is when a sense of entitlement to something is violated that most people revolt. So, in this case, it is important to remember that the United States was founded on white supremacy, white privilege, slavery, genocide and colonialism. This is a historical fact that any rational or logical person cannot deny. The facts of history demonstrate this and the actions of those rioters further reinforce those historical facts and illustrate why such a revolt occurred on January 6th.
Freedom and democracy is not this concept of only white males owning property being allowed to vote. Freedom and democracy is the notion of power being shared equally among all citizens, white, black, Asian, Hispanic, male and female all being allowed to vote. Nobody is better than anybody else. So, when white people saw this feeling of entitlement to their excessive privilege, power and status being violated due to the fact they are more and more having to equally share power among those who are not white or wealthy property owners, they revolted and stormed the capital.
If it was any other group that did this, they would have been branded traitors and hung from the highest trees. But this was done by whites so they get a free pass and special treatment. This is what educated people see and understand as white privilege that many of these same whites deny exist despite the facts proving otherwise. Right now, those same white republicans are trying to take away the right to vote from democrats and minorities who are American citizens. They don't believe in freedom and democracy. They believe ONLY IN POWER.
They are not interested in freedom and democracy and never have been. They are interested in one thing and one thing only: POWER and MAINTAINING THEIR EXCESSIVE PRIVILEGE. That's the only thing republicans are interested in. They are not interested in governing or running a country or serving the American people. Their actions demonstrate it. That's the reason why January 6th happened. It was all about POWER and PRIVILEGE and had nothing to do with freedom or democracy. They have no moral ground to stand on or any moral authority. Trump deserved being banned from Facebook and deserved every last bit of it. He did it to himself and he has only himself to blame and nobody else.<<
That is quite a handful you have put out there, Political Observer.
I doubt I can match your high rhethoric. Nevertheless, as a Trumpista, I believe I should attempt a rebuttal. Now Trumpistas are not noted for their brilliance. I disagree. But many whom I consider brilliant in the threads have emphasised with certitude that Trumpistas are not smart. It may very well therefore be the case that that Trumpista that is pointed out as dumb is me, but I am so dumb that I do not know that it is me. Whatever.
I will start with treason. Objecting to an election outcome amounts to treason? Last I looked Democrats objected to the election of Bush Sr. Democrats also objected when Trump was elected. Was Rep John Lewis a traitor when he, with much tears, and with much piety and sanctimony declared, "I dont see Trump as a legitimate President"?
If objecting to election outcomes is treason then I submit that Democrats should also take a seat in the dock alongside us Trumpistas.
All white people are not previledged. There have been a small class of previledged white people throughout history. But for the most part, and throughout much of history, the vast majority have been at the boot of a small class of previledged whites. The thesis of white previledge is an insult to those whites who were slaves under Romans, Turks, etc; it is an insult to the serfs- quasi slaves- under Czardom.
Nor do I see anything all that previledged about some of the ruffians on January 6th. They looked very much to me like the sans culottes of the French Revolution. From the way your rhethoric flowed one would be forgiven if one is left with the impression that a crowd of limousine, chauffeur driven whites assaulted the Capitol.
You seem to be a fan of that radical race theory that Tucker Carlson raves against all night long
And what are you talking about? America. And God Bless America is an experiment that has been quite successful. The road ahead is long, but there is an increasing class of previledged blacks, asians, hispanics. This here Republic has elected a black President. Kamala Harris may make it to President. She, at the very least, has the inside track in a future race for the White House.