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Caught in the moment, just following orders.
Author: Raine    Date: 01/11/2021 13:56:36

Not all Germans were Nazis. Those who weren't suffered by the regime. The entire world ultimately still bears the scars of the evil they forced upon the world. Those who say "I got caught up in the moment" last Wednesday, have no defense for the evil they thrusted upon this country and the world.
“I love America, I love the people, I didn’t hurt anyone and I didn’t cause any damage in the Chamber. I got caught up in the moment and when I saw the door to to the Chamber open, I walked in, hopped down, and sat on the chair. I said my peace then I helped a gentlemen get to safety that was injured then left.

While in the Chamber I told the other protesters that this is a sacred place and not to not do any damage. Some of them wanted to trash the place and steal stuff but I told them not to and to leave everything in it’s place. We’re still on sacred ground.

And sincerely apologize to the American people. I recognize my actions that have brought shame upon myself, my family, my friends, and my beautiful country. In the moment I thought I was doing the right thing. I realize now that my actions were in appropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho.

My intention wasn’t to put a stain on our great Country’s Democratic process.”
Sorry, Josiah, you can't undo what you and thousands of other people did to our nation. You can be sorry, but I cannot forgive you until you and the people who did this are held to account. I'm sorry is a little too little and a lot too late after the hellacious 4 years we have been through. The damage, much like the damage of World War 2, is done. The bell cannot be unrung.



When Arnold spoke of the aftermath of Nazi Germany, it was a gut punch. I had family who was among that group. I never met them, and they are not spoken of in my family. I know very little about them.

My 4 grandparents were born in Germany. To the best of my knowledge, they came to the USA before the war. I can only definitely confirm that my grandparents on my mother's side came over in the teens. Those scars run deeper than Arnold speaks of. It became generational here on our shores as well. I'm a second-generation American and he's right about the damage done to families.

Trust me. Not all Americans were part of the deadly violence, but like post-WW2 Germany, we will suffer.

That said, we must hold people accountable before we can heal and reunite. Nixon being pardoned may have had a short term healing, but we are suffering the damage of that action. The people involved, the people who incited this need to be held to account.

Accountability is not vengeance.

&

Raine
 

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Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/11/2021 14:16:13
Good morning, bloggers!!!

We need to prepare for more more trouble. I fear that this is not over.

We will suffer from the effects of Trump and Trumpism for a long time.

We need to remove Trump from power. Either the 25th Amendment or impeachment will suffice. (I fear that Pence and the cabinet are too cowardly to do anything.)

Let us have courage.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2021 14:19:43
Morning


Been saying since the Repub started on this whole "heal and untie" shit that I can't do either of those until there is justice. Still so angry that they did this and are most likely planning for more!

Though I have been enjoying the #noflylist hashtag on twitter.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2021 14:29:52
I am still really angry too.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2021 14:38:44
Yeah, not so much unity to be had.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/11/2021 14:41:35
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Yeah, not so much unity to be had.




Why should I want to unify with those who would gladly see me dead? Why should I unify with someone who believes in authoritarianism and having their Dear Leader in charge?

Sorry, justice first, then healing.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2021 14:48:04
JHC:

Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2021 14:56:45
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JHC:


The hashtag is golden.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2021 15:03:28
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The hashtag is golden.
these people are surreal!
Thanks for telling me about that hashtag!


Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2021 15:10:09




Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2021 15:11:50
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JHC:


The hashtag is golden.
these people are surreal!
Thanks for telling me about that hashtag!



Have to share the schadenfreude of comes to those traitors.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2021 15:27:22
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This guy has some great videos. He did one about NYC being a ghost town a while back.


Comment by livingonli on 01/11/2021 15:36:48
It does sound like the warnings during the 2016 campaign that came from Holocaust survivors who saw eerie parallels between the rhetoric of Trump and his supporters and how similar it was to the rhetoric of Hitler and the Nazis.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2021 15:41:13
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This guy has some great videos. He did one about NYC being a ghost town a while back.



That's where I've seen him before, he was THAT guy! Love him!

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2021 15:44:12
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It does sound like the warnings during the 2016 campaign that came from Holocaust survivors who saw eerie parallels between the rhetoric of Trump and his supporters and how similar it was to the rhetoric of Hitler and the Nazis.

Listen to survivors, always listen to survivors.

Comment by Scoopster on 01/11/2021 15:52:37
Mornin' all...

Comment by livingonli on 01/11/2021 16:52:09
I see Hillary has an op-ed in today's Washington Post.

Comment by TriSec on 01/11/2021 18:02:58
Good afternoon, comrades.

So, Republicans blocked the 25th amendment resolution. That proves that they are absolute trash and should be thrown out like the garbage that they are.

I do not believe we should be wasting our time on impeachment, since the neo-nazis will find a way to block that, too.

Nancy Pelosi should be calling for the US Army to surround the White House and "Defend the Constitution against all enemies".

Fuck this shit. All of it.