- Mar 23, 2020
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But by definition, large groups gathering in city squares and tearing down government property is sedition by the definition from American Heritage. That's what I'm getting at. And the reason why I think it's important is not to diminish what happened at the Capitol, but to underscore that simple points of view color reactions and even definitions of what transpired. Last year was a long year of tumult, with public alarm at incursions going on for months. What happened at the Capitol was yet another extension - yes, extension - of a new way to voice displeasure. It's a sociological manifestation of frustration, and it's dangerous. To try to isolate these events with finger pointing is not productive. The key is to see all of the events unacceptable, but address them in such a way that people have a sense of civic responsibility and most importantly, that their voices are heard. Thanks!!There just isn't an equivalence.
BLM did not assault the Capitol attempting to stop the congress from finalizing some action that would end their movement after attending a rally chose because it was on that day, based entirely on a lie told by the holder of said rally, repeated in the most dire language as a threat to the nation itself that could only be stopped if they took individual action to Stop the Steal.
It's just not the same thing. I just heard a senator taking about "burning cities". Hear that one a lot.
But I'm pretty sure no one can provide a link to anything that would represent any city actually burning. Some fires, some buildings destroyed.
But no cities. I don't even think there were any neighborhoods.