I do not condone the violence that took place in the Capitol on January 6.

Am I clear on that? I’ll repeat it several more times for the inquisition and thought police investigators that are sure to follow many Americans around as the government changes hands from the crazy orange man to the compassionate, intellectual socialists that want to bring us altogether who will assume authority next.

In the summer of 2020, as America burned and our leaders on the left fanned the flames of hatred and incited thousands of people to take to the streets to make sure everyone heard their righteous cries for truth and justice, millions of Americans recoiled at the violence.

The left lectured all of us that America is so evil, so bad, so unjust, unfair, racist, and possessed of such privilege that destruction, looting, and burning was not just a correct response, but a moral one as well. After all, there was no choice left for the voiceless but to make themselves heard in the only way they could by creating violence and chaos in the street. The goal being… to get the attention of those in power to listen to their pleas for justice. Historically, this concept is not far off base.        

I do not condone the violence that took place in the Capitol on January 6. 

Think, the American revolution. Dumping the tea in the Boston harbor, attacking British troops, assets, ships, and supplies. All to get the powers that be to listen to their desire for freedom and liberty. This was the only course of action left to the colonist who tried asking for relief, begging for relief, making their case for relief, only to be ignored, attacked in response, and driven to the edge. 

The people of France assaulted a royal palace and beheaded a queen to get their message out, to make people listen when they were ignored, attacked, and driven to the edge. 

This is the ultimate and inevitable response of a person or a people when their voices are not heard, justice is denied to them, their liberty is taken, and their lives are reduced to a mere annoyance to those in power, the elite, and the privileged.

I do not condone the violence that took place in the Capitol on January 6. 

All of these examples make a clear and focused point. You can only push people so far before they react. That reaction can take various forms, usually starting with words. People will try to talk out their problems for the most part. On a small scale, if your neighbor makes noise all night, you might ask them to quiet down. If they refuse, you might yell at them. If they still refuse, you might call the police or seek a court-imposed remedy. These are the “proper” responses of a civilized individual.

The problem comes when the person aggrieved gets no positive response to their complaint. When the neighbor ignores their reasonable pleas, and the local authorities fail to do their appropriate duties, and if the court fails to follow through on the imposition of a solution. The aggrieved may feel and believe they have no choice but to make a louder, more forceful plea by responding in kind to the noise or even going further to attack the person, causing their problem. While this analogy is not the same in scale,⏤it is the same in concept.

I do not condone the violence that took place in the Capitol on January 6. 

In our nation today, we are divided like no time before. So divided are we that many Americans are talking about a real schism in the nation and a new civil war. Though these words may seem on their face as just words, anyone who has been paying attention knows there is a much deeper well of feeling to go along with these sentiments.

If we were to look deeper, we would see that the reasoning for this schism is not due to any specific policy or politician, it is based on a growing realization that our government is really not ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’ but rather ‘of the elite, by the elite, for the elite’ ruling class from both parties⏤regular Americans be damned.

We are all starting to realize we have no real power. You can’t fight city hall, the government does not exist and work for the people, the people are living under the thumb of an all-powerful behemoth that has no empathy for the plight of real people and must exist under a concern that the all-seeing eye of government might turn its gaze to you and suffer you will.

As a man among what seems to be the last generation to believe that we still had most of the traditional American legacy on our side, the belief that freedom and liberty, the rule of law, and the understanding that no matter one’s politics, both parties would preserve the American way of life, we believed that our courts, especially our highest courts, were our allies in this tradition of freedom, always a sanctuary from the harshness and rancor of politics and our last line of defense to maintain our lives and liberty against the advance of tyranny. 

The truth, the real reason people rebel in any nation, and why the Capitol was stormed is this⏤the veneer we lived with is gone. The truth is blinding and painful, the emperor has no clothes, and we see him for what he is, another corruption on the road of human existence.  

We clearly have a two-tier justice system, one for the elites like Hillary Clinton and the federal agents who commit crimes (Comey, Strzok, etc.), and one for the mere plebs of citizens.

Protesting for your rights and to be heard on issues you believe with all your heart, like an election being filled with fraud, is valid only if you meet certain requirements dictated by another set of elites, our left-wing politicians, weak right-wing politicians, and their allies in the mass media and tech world.  

We are told we must excuse, even applaud and “understand the rage” of people who feel they are not heard when they riot and burn because their cause is legitimate. Still, when another group feels the same way about their issue, it is to be dismissed out of hand and judged as “lunacy, conspiracy theories and the yammering of haters.”

One group is hailed as free speech heroes, no matter the form their speech takes, violent or otherwise. In contrast, other groups are labeled as seditious, treasonous, and deserving of swift, immediate, and crushing punishment. One group can storm the Supreme Court and the Senate Chamber and threaten the lives of those inside to oppose a nominee to the court, and that is lauded as a blow for freedom and justice. When another group does the same thing in pursuit of securing their rights, it is depicted as the epitome of evil and must be denounced and everyone prosecuted.            

I do not condone the violence that took place in the Capitol on January 6. 

When over 74 million-plus Americans cried out for a hearing about their concerns and provide credible evidence to be investigated, and they have turned away without so much as an acknowledgment that their point of view should be reviewed by our political leaders, our courts, and the other half of our citizens, they are expected to take the rebuke and denial of a fair hearing as justice because their point of view has been deemed illegitimate by the decree of the elite. 

When one group of protesters creates weeks’ worth of destruction, mayhem, assaults police officers, and leads to death in multiple cities, and anyone calling it out is labeled as a hater. Another group of protesters does a similar thing, albeit it one time, they are immediately labeled as domestic terrorists. No one seems to care to ask why these people might be agitated and upset. 

I do not condone the violence that took place in the Capitol on January 6. 

As the flames raged on in our burning cities⏤politicians made public statements about the value and legitimacy of the violence as a means to be heard. Still, when another group does it for the same reasons, they recoil in horror, spouting platitudes about the violence and the need to stamp out the protestors immediately.     

These kinds of examples, this blatant hypocrisy, can go on and on. We all know them by heart at this point. The reason for the rage and violence is because people don’t feel they are being heard, and their voice has no outlet for justice. No matter the group perpetrating the event, violence is always wrong.

Unfortunately, in America today we have speech police, thought police, cancel culture judges, and a host of other unbalanced, biased, and disconnected rules and regulations and punishments and treatments set up for Americans depending on which side of the political aisle they’re on. 

This is injustice in its purest form.

So, while I do not condone the Capitol violence on January 6 or the violence that raged in the summer and to some extent still goes on in American cities, I can come to one conclusion. While it is wrong, when people have no other choice, they will make themselves heard one way or another no matter what group it is when they have reached their limit of mistreatment. This is inevitable, and we see the proof of that right before our very eyes.

First, we had one group of citizens lashing out to be heard; now we have a second group, it is only a natural course of events, and we should all take heed of the signs.

In the days and weeks to come, how all of this will play out is unknown. We do know that the determinant factor will not be put into play by the aggrieved people but by those whose job it is to listen to them.

We ignore our people at the peril of our nation; history is clear on that. And while America has been exceptional for all of its existence, we are the same as every other nation when our freedoms and liberties that are our birthright are removed, curtailed, or molested.

People can pretend for only so long.
People can allow disparate treatment for only so long.
People can live with limited free speech for only so long.
People can be censored for only so long.
There comes a time when the people will not tolerate the intolerable, and the people will rise up.

When that time comes, and it is ever so close at this moment in time…

In a word….. revolution.