Are the insurrectionists and their leaders going to try to overthrow the nation again???
There are those of us who have watched the political climate for the last eight years, watched why the prior administration gave cover to every racist, xenophobia splinter group in the United States. We watched while many of those same people matched violently on the Capitol in a thankfully unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States. Naturally, watching leads to questions about whether there is going to be another such attempt.
In that regard, there are a few good news stories that have come out. The first is that with all the tell-all books from those waking up from the trump-worship, the latest is by Kellyanne Conway. In her upcoming book, in which she goes after many of the other advisors, including Kushner, she admits that trump offered her an unspecified pardon for any crimes she might have been accused or suspected of doing. She claims she turned it down, but who knows. The point is, we now know that Trump was trying to cover his staff and friends for anything and everything.
The second bit of good news is that there is a possible plan for a Pence presidency coming in 2024. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t support Pence for President any more than I would trump. However, it does show that the split between Pence, who had a tendency to kiss trump’s feet figuratively, has stopped doing so. While he might be even worst for us who are members of the LGBTQ community, I personally enjoy seeing evidence that the cabal that supported the former POTUS is splintered.
The final bit of good news is that Mike Lindell, who has spent the last two years lying about the election, has had the counter-suit he placed against Dominion set aside and has been basically ordered to appear for civil trial for slander against Dominion and associated firms that were involved in the mechanized process of the election in 2020, and required him to pay part of the lawyer’s fees for Smartmatic. You would think the man would put up or shut up. Yet, all he has done so far is present announcements about all this alleged conclusive evidence and then proceed to change the announcement to a later date when the original date gets close or past. The truth is the man has nothing, and the whole thing is to get attention and feed the ego of the madman that was in office and rive up the un-American fringe hate groups that were and are his prime demographic.
So, the good news is that Pence is pulling away, to the point of maybe even running against trump, Lindell’s lies are even more obvious than ever, and even a pro-trump book writer like Kellyanne Conway is admitting he was trying to give free passes to all and sundry of his friends. Not sure why she chose to share that little titbit since it is NOT the possible thing that she apparently thinks it is.
Now for the troubling news. apparently, trump, although rightfully banned from Twitter for his peace destroying lies and propaganda, has created his own social media platform and called it “Truth Social”. What a misnomer, since it is likely full of trump lies and distortions, but anyway, on it, he has passed on a post about “civil war”. This has some on both sides of the aisle wondering exactly how far he is willing to go with this. In Newsweek, they are asking if it might be the basis to disqualify him from even running, after all, advocating for what amounts to an overthrow of the government SHOULD be a disqualifying factor if anything is.
Now, before anybody quotes chapter and verse of the explanation that might be given for this “twit like” entry, let me say that I don’t care what the justification or logic he used to justify this post. What trump SAYS is hard to pin down, and one has to wonder if that is deliberate so as to muddy the water even more. What is important is what the foot soldiers in his “army” do with that information. He may not have told people to attack the Capital in so many words on Jan 6th, 2021, but Guiana took it a step further, and the result was in fact a violent attack. We need to keep that in mind and be prepared both in 2022 and 2024 for violence to possibly be offered as the “solution” once again.
The right likes to talk about “enemies within” but as far as I am concerned, the potential “enemies within” is the Fascist-leaning right including so-called militia like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, both of who have taken up arms against the nation now more than once. Let’s be on the watch in case they do it again.
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