MNR: Sedition and Insurrection
Many blessings and a happy new year. I apologize for the salutations being a week tardy, but I’d long since promised the second part of “FTDC: SAT Day,” the first of three (perhaps four) 100 Blocks Stories prequels, for last week’s blog. I hoped y’all enjoyed both parts. More to come.
Anyway – I see a lot of folk (and I can’t blame ‘em) already claiming 2021 to be 2020 on water/leak/dust/matrix/wet/love boat/Sherm/butt naked/angel dust. I can’t blame y’all. All I can do is tell y’all the same that I’ve been telling y’all since back when: keep your eyes on the prize, whatever it may be. Every day you’re breathing is another day that you’re blessed. Ultimately, I feel the best advice I can give is for you to communicate. Talk to any and every person you trust about any anxiety you may harbor. Talk to your pet. Fido may not respond, but he’ll damn sure listen. I said that to say that in many cases it’s as simple as talking about it, getting it out. Your mind is no different from a cup in that when it’s past full it overflows. Mental overflow can be calamitous. Speak on it. Get that shit off your chest. You may be surprised to find that others may feel exactly how you feel and were desperately waiting to share their feelings with someone. Whether shame or shyness, something prevented them from speaking on it. Opening your mouth may save more lives than just yours. The more you know (pan the shooting star and play the accompanying NBC tune)…
My associate major in Political Science provided a rigorous course load. I was mandated to take two parts of Political Theory in which learning and interpreting the Constitution was coupled with learning the philosophies and ideologies throughout the course of modern history which shaped its creation. I also took a course titled State and Local Government and a course titled The Politics of Social Welfare. I ran down my credentials to iterate that I’m not just some backwoods, uncouth, conspiracy theory-laden political analyst. I also ingest a daily news feed from my phone consisting of the Associated Press, CNN, The New York Times, and Politico. MSNBC is my preferred cable news network. I’m on top of things, to say the least.
It should come as no surprise that I witnessed the overt acts of insurrection that occurred in the nation’s capital (namely the storming of the Capitol) in real time. I’d been watching since noon, and about an hour before the initial reports that seditionists/rioters had breached the Capitol, I tweeted that there was finna be a riot at the Capitol. Anyone with half a brain could see all-out fuckery was certain, fueled by tRump’s prior fallacy-filled speech (his usual) that urged his minions to march to the Capitol and give Congress a piece or their minds. I must add that he said he’d be marching with them to the Capitol. What he did, in fact, was march his fat ass back to the White House and watch the terror unfold as if it were the latest box office release from On Demand.
The first indication of an eminent shitshow was the hundreds of seditionists/rioters that flooded the front steps and main entrance to the east side of the Capitol. There were about fifteen (literally) visible Metro Police attempting to restrain hundreds of MF from entering. They were fated to succumb to the wishes of the mob simply because of numbers. About ten minutes after my initial observation, I saw a few seditionists/rioters waving and encouraging other seditionists/rioters to enter the building. This was around the time the Secret Service abruptly ushered VP Mike Pence off the Senate floor. The building provides the lone camera to the senate chamber and also controls the audio. The audio was cut long before the visual. From there updates continued to dominate the broadcast, and they only got worse as time passed. I quickly noticed that most of the visuals, whether from outside the building or within it, were the same loops. This took place for over an hour. Then the videos showing seditionists/rioters making their way through the building began to air, along with the alarming fact that Metro Police were heavily outnumbered inside the Capitol as well. Seeing random pieces of shit galavant through Statutory Hall was crazy within itself, yet it was only a precursor of far more sinister actions.
By the time everything settled down, we began to get a more accurate sense of the madness that ensued. I actually saw Ashli Babbitt, the seditionist/rioter who was shot inside the Capitol, carted out toward an ambulance. She was bleeding pretty badly before leaving this earth in the physical realm. I don’t wish death on anyone, but if you think about it, she kinda wished death on herself. Which brings me to the obvious point: if it were Black Lives Matter or Black folk in general attempting this coup d’état, there would have been bodies en masse. But let’s rewind. We wouldn’t even have made it onto the Capitol steps. The most damning evidence in my favor is the 2017 footage of Rev. Raphael Warnock (GA Senator-elect) kneeling in a circle of prayer with other members of the clergy in PEACEFUL PROTEST in the Capitol Rotunda. They were PEACEFULLY PROTESTING proposed healthcare cuts. They lifted Senator Warnock (and the others) to their feet, cuffed, and arrested them. Rev. Warnock was not a senator at the time. The arrest happened years before even he was certain he’d run, so you can throw politics out the door. And he wasn’t some “Antifa” member. He was and is (at the moment) the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the same church and pulpit Dr. MLK called home, and was dressed in suit and tie. But back to the insurrection…
Pictures, video, and witness accounts from congressmen, congresswomen, and journalists who endured the insurrection began to surface throughout the evening, painting the true and grim picture of the sinister nature of the insurrection in the Capitol. This wasn’t just some horseplay from misunderstood, disgruntled patriots blowing off a little steam in D.C. This was a full-blown attempted coup. Glass was broken (a whole fucking lot). Doors were unhinged. Fire extinguishers were tampered with. Offices were ransacked. The senate floor became rogue’s gallery. And it’s only gotten worse in the days since. As of today, six people have perished from the attempted coup: two police and four rioters (including ole girl). We’ve learned that not only were key congressional personal offices ransacked, but it also appears that some were targeted (even obscure offices with no name plates). In even darker news, we know that several seditionists/rioters had plans to assassinate Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Lord knows who else, had they gotten their hands on them. We also know that more than one IED (bomb) was found on Capitol grounds. Many of the seditionists/rioters were heavily gripped up, and some even brought their assault rifles with them that they left in their rides. And after all that, only 52 arrests were made initially, mostly for trespassing after the district issued curfew of 18:00 (6:00 pm).
In the days since, several arrests of the key (prominent in their actions that day, not stature) players have been made. Chewbacca dude has been apprehended. So was the hick who put his work boots on Madam Speaker Pelosi’s desk like he was at home in his living room watching tonight’s college football national championship game. So was ole boy hanging one-handed from a ledge above a senate floor door like he was Kevin Johnson right after he dunked on Hakeem. So was the dumb MF stupid enough to riot with his work badge in full display, hanging from the lanyard around his damn neck (all jokes aside, you have to be the dumbest UNEMPLOYED motherfucker EVER). So were several persons with positions in government in their home states. All of them will be charged at the federal level, and additional charges may be filed in their respective home states as well. And like my bro Rock Lark (a CPA) stated the other day when we were building, they’ve forever put themselves directly in the paths of every alphabet agency we have in this country: the FBI, IRS (the only one I fear), ATF, and any other agency you can imagine. They’ll never be able to vote, legally carry a firearm, or fly internationally again, and that’s just for starters. Imagine being audited by the IRS on a regular basis. Imagine never being able to apply for any type of federal loan again. Imagine ALL your phone conversations being legally tapped forever. Now think of all the shame your family will have to endure because of your dumb ass. You get what you ask for, so get it because you asked for it.
This blog could easily go on for much longer because there’s so much more to it than I’ve managed to state, but I’ll leave you with this. Every last one of those seditionists/rioters truly believed two things: that the presidential election was “stolen,” and that they were really going to march their dumb asses to the Capitol and get the change and result they sought through hostile takeover. They really thought they could storm the Capitol like the proletariats (civilian insurgents) stormed the Bastille in France during the French Revolution. They believed that they could change the will of the overwhelming majority of their fellow Americans and force Congress and VP Pence to change the outcome of the election – which Biden won by over 7M votes in total. Now, either these are the dumbest MF ever, or they were enabled and encouraged by the most sinister and manipulative asshole we’ve seen since the Pied Piper. Both are true in this case. I’ll leave you with that thought. Until next time, y’all. #libertad #RIP Moses. I love you doc.