First off, I didn’t make up the name of what happened that day. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was the first government official I heard call it an insurrection. The word brings to mind the Star Trek movie of the same name. In the movie, a rogue commander teams up with a seedy group of aliens that are planning to depopulate a planet forcibly. The important bits of how and why they are doing it are kept from the Federation until Data’s fail-safe kicks in and he takes the rogue encampment on the planet hostage, sort of. Data just stops them from hiding.
You are probably asking why I’m comparing a fictional movie to a real-life event. Because, I firmly believe this is a case of reality imitating art. Important facts were hidden, and often millions of people were gas-lighted into believing something that wasn’t so. Many continue to believe the lies. The truth is that no one knows the facts.
The former Mr. President, treated his office as a reality show. On January 6th, to the surprise of many, it became real.
Do I think Pres. Trump really believed he was going to incite an insurrection? No. I don’t think he is that deep. I think he is an off-the-cuff type of guy. Nothing he has done, save the vaccine, has shown to have any long-term foresight involved. His 4 years were full of quick-fixes. What we need in this country is real solutions to our problems. Let me rephrase that: Real Bipartisan solutions. Solutions with buy-in from both sides of the aisle. That means neither party gets everything they want, the solutions are durable–able to exist beyond being brought to the SCOTUS, problems are addressed (not solved) and we move forward together.
Do I think Pres. Biden is right for the job? No. I believe the American citizens are the people that need to do it. They need to come together and work with every breath they draw.
Thanks for reading,
Jay C. “Jazzy J” Theriot