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Those Who Don’t Learn From History are Doomed to Repeat it: You Know Who Acquitted Again

In 1923, a future German Dictator who shall remain nameless led a failed coup that history would recall as the Beer Hall Putsch. Ten years later, his second attempt at joining the government was successful. The rest, as we all know, is history.

Yesterday, you know was was again acquitted of all charges relating to the riot on January 6th. Though 57 members of the senate checked off the guilty box (including several Republicans), 67 were needed for an official verdict.

Though some have argued that having 57 votes by itself is a victory, I don’t see it that way. By formalizing that he was guilty of lighting the fire that ignited the events of that day, the message would have been clear. But because he was declared innocent, the message is scarily opaque.

The fact is that everyone who was in the building that day was in danger. It didn’t matter if they voted red, blue, purple, or another color. Did they not hear the chant “Hang Mike Pence“? Did they not see the news that pipe bombs were placed at both Republican and Democrat headquarters that morning?

I thank those who voted that you know who was guilty, especially if they lean politically right. They had the courage to do what was the right thing, knowing full well the backlash they may receive. Those who didn’t are nothing but cowards.

Several members of the Republican party were seen doing anything but paying attention. Some actively chose to not attend the hearings at all. What gets my goat is that though Mitch McConnell voted not guilty, he still made a statement afterwards that you know who was responsible for the riot.

Others have said that history will be the ultimate judge. In a sense, it is comforting. I understand what they are saying, but I am more concerned about today than tomorrow. Most, if not all of us are taught when we are young, that there are consequences relating to our actions. This message is obviously lost on you know who and his traitorous supporters.

If there is a glimmer of hope, it is that come the next midterm elections, the voters get rid of these hypocritical turncoats. Until then, we must remain vigilant to ensure that this never happens again.

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Impeachment Trial 2.0 — By Hook Or By Book

As you know, the second impeachment trial of Mr. Trump began today, and if anyone needs a reminder of why this is necessary, check these two videos out.

Impeachment Trial 2.0 — By Hook Or By Book

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Justice for Ashli Babbitt? How About Justice for Brian Sicknick?

Justice is not always black and white. Sometimes, it can be twisted to fit one’s perspective.

Today is a month since the riot in D.C. If we lived in a perfect world, those who perpetrated this heinous act would be facing a judge. But we don’t live in a perfect world. There is a certain segment of the population who believe that it was the rioters who were wronged, not the police who tried to stop them or those who were forced to hide and fear for their lives.

The phrase “Justice for Ashli Babbit” has been making the rounds in right wing circles and media.

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What gets me riled up is the hypocrisy. They claim to be for “law and order”, but only when it suits them. When left wing groups like Antifa or Black Lives Matter make their voices heard, then it becomes a problem that must be solved. My question is, if we are asking for justice, what about Brian Sicknick? Officer Sicknick gave his life to protect the constitution and our long held political traditions that these rioters claim to hold near and dear.

Justice is supposed to be blind. We are supposed to judge the case and the accused on the facts, not on emotion or a mob mentality. The problem is that what happened on January 6th is based on both. Until we are able to review the events of that day with a clear head, regardless of where one stands politically, this will continue to be nothing but a mess.

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Thoughts on International Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Democracy, as Americans have recently learned the hard way, is not guaranteed or promised. It must be cherished, protected, and stood up for when necessary. The same could be said for human rights.

Today is International Holocaust Memorial Day. Some may say that we no longer need this day of remembrance, it so far in the past that we can move on. The hard and sad truth is that we cannot move on. Eighty years after the end of World War II, anti-Semitism (and prejudice is general) is as alive and well now as it was then.

Back in the summer of 2019, I went to the Auschwitz museum in New York City. If there is one message that is clear, it is that both the perpetrators and victims were normal people, as normal as you and I.

I recently finished watching the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. It takes place in the fictional Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian patriarchy in which women are second class citizens and non-conformists are enslaved or killed. Though it could be called dystopian science fiction novel, the truth is that this world is closer to our reality than we think it is. The riot in Washington D.C. three weeks ago was a cold slap in the face and a harsh reminder of that truth.

The only way to prevent another Holocaust of any group of people is education, respecting diversity, and remembering the past.

May the memory of those who were murdered because of who they were (my own relatives included) forever be a blessing.

Z”L.

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Cry Me a River: The DC Rioters Ask For a Pardon

For every action, there is a reaction. In some circumstances, the reaction is taken by law enforcement and the legal system when laws are broken.

In the week and a half since the rioters broke into the Capitol building, there have been multiple arrests. Following the footsteps of you know, they have been complaining about mistreatment. The QAnon Shaman (otherwise known as Jake Angeli) has been whimpering that he is not receiving organic food while in prison. One of his fellow “protestors”, Jenna Ryan, claimed the following:

“I thought I was following my president. I thought I was following what we were called to do, flying there. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do. So as far as in my heart of hearts, do I feel like a criminal? No,”

Cry me a f*cking river.

We all have the right to protest and speak out when we disagree with what our government is saying and doing. But there is a distinct line between protesting and mounting an insurrection because you are dumb enough to believe you know who’s lies.

What bothers me the most is Ms. Ryan’s statement is akin to the defense the Nazis made during the Nuremberg Trials. Otto Ohlendorf pleaded his case via the following:

Don’t you see, we SS men were not supposed to think about these things; it never even occurred to us. . . . We were all so trained to obey orders without even thinking that the thought of disobeying an order would simply never have occurred to anybody, and somebody else would have done just as well if I hadn’t. . . . I really never gave much thought to whether it was wrong. It just seemed a necessity.

I am going to end this post with the latest video from Ticked Off Vic, because he speaks the truth.

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Where is the Line Between Freedom of Speech and Incitement?

Freedom of speech is one of the core building blocks of the United States as a whole. But it is also equally simple and complicated. In simple terms, freedom of speech says that we do not have to fear either being jailed or killed for just speaking our minds. It gets complicated when it comes to hate speech and incitement. Yelling fire in a crowded movie theater theoretically, could go either way.

The backlash against the riot in Washington D.C. last Wednesday has been swift and furious. Once more, you know who is facing impeachment. He has been banned from most, if not all of the major social media companies. The website Parler, known to attract members of the conservative and alt-right movements, has been shut down entirely.

Is you know who to blame for last Wednesday? Without a doubt. It was his words that encouraged the near destruction of the Capitol Building. That being said, the blame does not entirely fall on him. The blame is on the social media companies. They have been making up their own rules for years, allowing extremists of all sorts to use their platforms to spread their lies and attract new members.

While freedom of speech is immutable, what is not immutable is the actions of the big tech companies. The ball is in their court. They can either proceed as if nothing has happened. Or, they can face up to their part in this mess and help to clean it up. The choice is theirs.

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Should You Know Who be Impeached (Again)?

In the history of the United States, having a President impeached once is history making by itself. But a President who is impeached twice in one term is a lesson for the future.

After last Wednesday’s attempted coup, there is talk once more of a possible impeachment.

If there was ever a text book definition of a reason to impeach a President, this is it. After the impeachment proceedings connected to the Russia investigation, it seemed as if nothing could top those accusations. We were wrong. The easier path is to try to muzzle him, but that would be not be enough. The only way forward is to get him out of office, even if it is for a few days before the inauguration.

It is the only way we can move forward as a nation.

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New Randy Rainbow Video-SEDITION! – A Randy Rainbow Parody

The accusation of sedition is a serious one. It is not to be taken lightly or without being unaware of the consequences of what is being said.

Back in 1918, the Sedition act of 1918 was enshrined as law. In a nutshell, it is described as follows:

“Willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of the Government of the United States”

I think most Americans would say that the so-called “protest” (aka riot) that happened on Wednesday afternoon is more than enough to strongly consider the allegation of sedition. Not just for you know who, but for his enablers, and those who stormed into the Capitol building hoping to overturn the results of the election.

Randy Rainbow release his new video this afternoon. Entitled “SEDITION! – A Randy Rainbow Parody“, it is a take-off on the song “Tradition” from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

I have said many times that Rainbow is a genius. This time, I have no choice but to get on my figurative knees and bow down to this man. After the chaos and destruction, it is clear that changes must be made. It is also clear that we cannot just sweep what has happened under the rug. We need to face it head-on, take a good look in the mirror, and learn from our mistakes.

Happy Friday.

P.S. If there is one bright spot, it is that you know who has been permanently banned from Twitter.

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I Blame the Republicans for the Riots in DC

One of the core values of this country is freedom of speech. The ability to disagree with your neighbor and/or the government without loosing your freedom or your life is tantamount to everything that is American.

But there is still a line that had yet to be crossed. Until today.

As Congress debated and prepared to certify that Joe Biden will be the next President, rioters stormed the Capital building, forcing members of Congress to to hide. One woman was killed. Believing the lies that you know who has been spreading for weeks that he lost the election, they have turned to violence to achieve their goals.

This is not democracy. This does not happen in the United States.

If there anyone to blame, it is the Republicans. It is one thing to support a candidate who matches your beliefs. It is another thing entirely to blindly follow an inept, immature, and selfish man-child who is nothing more than a used car salesman. This is how democracy dies. This is also how diversity dies.

The only bright spot is that both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their respective Senate runoff elections in Georgia.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait for January 20th.

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