We had the great attempt at the insurrection on January 6, 2021, at the nation’s Capitol where, to be extremely kind in labeling the folk, hooligans broke into the Capitol and wandered through it destroying things, breaking into offices, and assaulting officers. Most will get away with having done it because the FBI and other law enforcement authorities are unable to identify them. Those elected officials and their lawyers or agents who encouraged it through their public platforms calling the election of President Biden illegal and demanding the people seek redress for having the election stolen by the Democrats which resulted in the insurrection will also avoid the consequences.
What I really don’t get is what is it that motivated this outrage on American democracy. Why is it so damn important to these people involved in the attack and others that Trump remain as president? Why were they willing to destroy the tools of democratic America for a peaceful and orderly turn over of the government? Why were they in favor of running the American election process in such a way that if they lost they would deny it and try to take erase the loss by force?
No legitimate person who looked at the election found a problem with it. Courts, fellow Republican state officials in charge of the election process, and impartial observers found there were no problems with it. What then gave them the belief that something was wrong? Was it only the man who lost – Trump – who proclaimed without evidence he won. How could people believe him? Would they have been just happy to have had no election and have Trump remain president forever?
We had other presidential elections much closer than this. A couple were pretty much settled by a toss of a coin. They were all resolved without a violent attack on our Capitol or our government. What has changed in America that in this election a clear winner was not accepted and Trump supporters attempted this insurrection?
Do these people believe as some have said that the Liberals are holding hands with Satan? Don’t they realized America has always had its Liberals and progressives and it survived quite well. When did liberalism become a dirty word? How are folks on Social Security and Medicare demonizing liberals when they benefit directly from their programs? The way they refer to Liberals is as if they were a strange breed of people that suddenly appeared on our shores.
Which brings me to my real question which is what is it that these folk do not like about America? What’s their bitch about? They all seem well fed, decently housed, and fairly well-off economically. What are they looking for in life that they have not found in America? I have been trying to figure it out. I cannot think of anything that is so grievously ill that would have some people urge our government be overthrown and many others act upon it. I thought it was the Socialists or Communists that we were to be wary of because they were supposed to want a different form of government. Is it that the folk on the right want to destroy our democracy? If so, to what end?
I know some of these folk who are willing to overthrow our country are pro-life people who vote on one issue which is abortion based on the idea that the one qualification a person must have to receive their vote is to be totally against abortion under all circumstances. I am not referring to them because they make it clear why they would gladly accept a dictator and gladly give up all the freedom and liberties this country provides. I am wondering about the other folk. What motivates them to accept the demise of our democracy?