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RoundTheBend
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  • Posted: 01/07/2021 01:35
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Skinny wrote:
I have found the constant bleating about America's (supposedly) rich history of (alleged) democracy being under threat quite ironic. Obviously today's events have been awful and shocking, but I've literally been listening to American politicians and commentators speaking on the news all evening about how for over 200 years they have been a beacon of democracy and an inspiration to the rest of the world. It really is a nausea-inducing, selective version of history that simply doesn't correlate with reality. A country that treats its own citizens like dogs or children (depending on circumstance) gets the democracy it deserves. Imagine the police response if those were largely black or brown crowds storming the Capitol.

However, I do really hope some form of sensible solution can be found, for everbody's sake. There's a lot of hopeful discourse over here at the minute about this marking "the end of Trumpism", but I feel it would be silly to expect that the genie can just be tempted back into the bottle without leaving a whole lot of shattered glass lying around. Worrying times.


Indeed.
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My state was fine. They even had a permit. How were other people's?

https://www.ksnt.com/capitol-bureau/pro...tatehouse/
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Go Rep. Mike Doyle and Brendan Boyle.

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Tha1ChiefRocka wrote:
My state was fine. They even had a permit. How were other people's?

https://www.ksnt.com/capitol-bureau/pro...tatehouse/


SLC had it's capitol kinda shut down - employees were sent home. 400 people showed up. Keep in mind this is a very red state and ~2.5 million people live within 2 hours of the capitol... 400 people showed up... Laughing
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https://www.freep.com/story/news/politi...566408002/

mine went ok i guess
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LA got a little ugly but nothing compared to DC of course:

https://www.foxla.com/news/brawl-breaks...os-angeles
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america is a failed state
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With all that's happening... I hope they realize this doesn't begin and end with Trump. There are many Trump disciples and Trump enablers who bear some responsibility.
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^^^ I second all of that, but at the end of the day, that is how it will be for any leader regardless of where they decide to stand on things.

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Skinny wrote:
I have found the constant bleating about America's (supposedly) rich history of (alleged) democracy being under threat quite ironic. Obviously today's events have been awful and shocking, but I've literally been listening to American politicians and commentators speaking on the news all evening about how for over 200 years they have been a beacon of democracy and an inspiration to the rest of the world. It really is a nausea-inducing, selective version of history that simply doesn't correlate with reality. A country that treats its own citizens like dogs or children (depending on circumstance) gets the democracy it deserves. Imagine the police response if those were largely black or brown crowds storming the Capitol.

However, I do really hope some form of sensible solution can be found, for everbody's sake. There's a lot of hopeful discourse over here at the minute about this marking "the end of Trumpism", but I feel it would be silly to expect that the genie can just be tempted back into the bottle without leaving a whole lot of shattered glass lying around. Worrying times.


Great post.
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