Mike Russell

Mike Russell

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Were These Democrats Inciting Violence?

After the U.S. Capitol was breached, social media giants have banned President Donald Trump and several of his most loyal supporters.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Then, Pelosi filed articles of impeachment against President Trump with less than ten days remaining in his term. Additionally, there are other calls, including from some Republicans, for Trump to resign.

All because of what happened in Washington, D.C. on January 6th.

Terms like insurrection, sedition, and treason have been used daily in the corporate media. They and the Democrats are saying Trump caused the riots because he fired up the crowd with his incendiary language before they 'stormed' the Capitol.

Democrats are now using the Capitol violence as a political opportunity. They have moved on from trying to 'crush the virus' to crushing Trump and the Republicans. Remember when former Obama Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, 'never let a good crisis go to waste?' Democrats aren't here.

Democrats and the with the talking heads in the corporate media outraged at what happened in the 'People's House.'

Look, what happened on January 6th in Washington, D.C. is outrageous. Let's not soon forget one woman was shot and killed. A Capitol Police Officer was beaten to death. Several people have been arrested who threatened even more violence on social media channels prior to the rally. Many of those people showed up armed with several firearms and plenty of ammunition. One guy had homemade napalm.

The problem is Democrats have done the same thing they are accusing Republicans of doing. They've encouraged people to take to the streets, get in the faces of Trump administration officials and members of Congress.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters said this.

Sitting Senator and former Presidential candidate Cory Booker said this.

Both sound pretty incendiary, potentially revving people to have heated confrontations with lawmakers. Senator Rand Paul and other lawmakers and attendees were accosted after attending a White House speech by President Trump.

Remember this?

There weren't many 'outraged' media members or Democrats then.

Nor were there on January 20, 2017, when plenty of violence broke out as President Trump was being inaugurated. Store windows were smashed as several people dressed in black ran through the streets of D.C.. The violence popped up off and on through President Trump's term.

An entire section of Seattle was taken over by protesters in the summer. In August, rioters tried to trap several Seattle police officers in a building they let on fire by jamming the door 'with board and rebar.' That violent incident barely received any media attention.

During the protest and riots that followed the police killing of George Floyd many people took to social media to tweet a partial quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years.

This partial quote was misleading. Social media users left off the rest of Dr. King's quote as he was against violence in all-forms. During the same interview, he continued, saying,

Now what I'm saying is this: I would like for all of us to believe in non-violence, but I'm here to say tonight that if every Negro in the United States turns against non-violence, I'm going to stand up as a lone voice and say, "This is the wrong way!"

I will never change in my basic idea that non-violence is the most potent weapon available to the Negro in his struggle for freedom and justice. I think for the Negro to turn to violence would be both impractical and immoral.

Notice how social media users post Dr. King's quote after the U.S. Capitol was breached saying this riot was 'the language of the unheard.' Why? It doesn't fit the talking head's narrative and obsession with Trump.

So please, spare us the righteous indignation and condemn all violence and call for the removal of all Congressmen and Congresswomen whose comments could be seen as incendiary and inciteful including Pelosi.

Consistency matters in these troubling times.

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