December 7, 1941
September 11, 2001
January 6, 2021
That’s the comparison the leadership of the United States made today, to the cheers of, as best I can tell, the entire Democrat party.
What happened after the first two dates listed? The United States unleashed a nightmare of annihilation on the people it blamed for attacking it. Millions dead. Whole nations reduced to rubble and anarchy. Thousands of years of history ground into dust. Massive bomb raids — including nuclear attacks — on civilian targets. Torture dungeons. Internment camps. Terror and misery on an almost unimaginable scale.
So what’s the idea behind lumping in the mostly peaceful January 6 protest with those events? Seems pretty obvious to me. They’ve already set up the torture dungeons. I would take a modestly sized bet that they use a drone to kill a Red American at some point in 2022. Let’s see. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Merrick Garland explaining to the UN how there are weapons of mass destruction in rural Alabama.
Regardless, you can’t get past one glaring thing. Most people on my side of the aisle agree wholeheartedly with the reason for the January 6 protest, even if many believe it went too far. And the people on the other side of the aisle a) are totally cool with political violence and b) appear to believe we are dangerous enemies of the state. Seems pretty obvious where that’s going, no? The terrorists accuse us of being terrorists as an excuse to terrorize us. It’s so meta it would be funny if I wasn’t living in the middle of it.
May you live in interesting times.