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Author: Raine    Date: 01/07/2021 13:59:27

I'm still having a hard time absorbing what happened yesterday. I watched it, you watched it. Many of us have been inside that beautiful building on the hill.

There already is a lot of finger-pointing, rightfully so. I'll admit that I am among the people who wondered how these violent insurrectionists were able to get into that building. I want to know how this was able to happen. there is plenty of blame to be laid and accountability to be had. I'll leave the glaring institutionalized racism about this event for another day.

For myself, watching the events of yesterday, my feeling harkened back to another dark day of my adulthood. I've told my 'September 11 attacks story' before. I wrote about the disconnect i had about it upon finally getting home that horrific day.
Over the past decade, I have felt a strange disconnect about the events of September 11. I got home late that evening, and I watched more of the news on TV. I was trying to understand why and how people could be upset having not been there as I was. I would never -- and will never -- take anything away from how they feel; it was always just really hard for me to understand. I have no question in my mind that the families that lost loved ones probably think the same of me and my story of that day. I would have given anything to be able to have watched it all unfold at home.

I was trying to explain this to a friend a few weeks ago. She said, "Through the "miracle" of live tv, it wasn't some totally abstract event we could hear about in retrospect. We had a bird's eye view of all of the events as they were happening, and the horrible task of trying to sort out what it all meant for ourselves."
I suspect there are hundreds of people who were victims of this violent assault who will have the same disconnect I experienced. It took ten years. My heart goes out to them.

9/11 was a deadly series of coordinated attacks -- it was planned for years and carried out by 19 terrorists. Those men came from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Lebanon. There were 2,977 fatalities and over 25,000 injuries. Their leader was that guy President Obama removed from this planet. I won't say his name. He and his followers have scarred this nation forever.

Yesterday may or may not have been coordinated. Yesterday the people who tried to insurrect our government came from inside of our country. They are American citizens who follow their leader almost evangelically. I see it as a cult. They listened to their leader yesterday and we saw the violent, deadly, and terrifying results. We already have hundreds of thousands dead from the mismanagement by their leader on top of all those who were killed in the violent protests in the years of his occupation in the White House. The damage is incalculable and the scars will take decades to heal.

Yesterday, the violence thrust upon every person in the Capitol Building - and, by extension, the country - came from within. We are the ones we should be afraid of. May the goddess' help us all.


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Comment by wickedpam on 01/07/2021 14:11:26

Still so many levels of mad.

Comment by Raine on 01/07/2021 14:25:28

Comment by Raine on 01/07/2021 14:26:00
I'm so damn angry and sad.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/07/2021 14:37:41
This is what I wrote on Facebook last night:

Anyone supporting the coup attempt, please unfriend me.
I have seen candidates I supported lose I have never thought of trying to violently overthrow the government, attack people, and damage property. The U.S. Capitol has not been breached since the war of 1812 when British troops burned the Capitol and the White House.
I am a man of peace who considers that violence should be the last resort of desperate people. Yet I feel great anger at those who have fanned the flames of hatred and fanaticism. Even in calling for an end to this, the man whom these insurrectionists honor cannot even admit that he lost the election -- after over 60 court cases.
Those who violated the Capitol should face the full weight of the law. So, should those who encouraged this violence.
I will repeat something that I said on September 11, 2001: I am glad that my father did not live to see this. He would say what I am saying: these actions are treasonous.
So, if anyone supports these actions, please unfriend me. I don't know you nor do I want to know you. May Heaven help us all.

Comment by Raine on 01/07/2021 15:02:06

Comment by BobR on 01/07/2021 15:25:33
This is a disgrace on so many levels

Comment by livingonli on 01/07/2021 15:56:52
We were certainly chatting about it on Discord most of the day and into the evening.

Comment by TriSec on 01/07/2021 18:12:49

What I found most disturbing perhaps...in the aftermath, Angela Merkel lecturing Donald Trump in German, no less about what 'winning' and 'losing' means for democracy.

As far as I am concerned - the government of the United States fell yesterday.

We now have ZERO credibility anywhere in the world.

I hope you get everything you want out of a Trump Presidency. And if he destroys the United States in the process - GOOD!

Tribunal Secretary of Tebeakesse - November 9, 2016

Comment by TriSec on 01/07/2021 18:21:17
BTW, four people were killed.

That is unfortunate. Not because they were killed. It's unfortunate because now they have martyrs.

This isn't over.

Comment by TriSec on 01/07/2021 19:18:50
Oh - and 24 days later, a package has finally reached Greater Boston.

Says right on it, "Expected Delivery Day: 12/17/20"

It also appears to have been damaged in transit.

The question remains - has a corresponding package reached Washington?

Comment by BobR on 01/07/2021 19:25:26
Quote by TriSec:
Oh - and 24 days later, a package has finally reached Greater Boston.

Says right on it, "Expected Delivery Day: 12/17/20"

It also appears to have been damaged in transit.

The question remains - has a corresponding package reached Washington?

Thanks DeJoy for screwing the USPS.

And yes - it was received. The recipient must have forgotten to comment. I will pass along a reminder.

Comment by Raine on 01/07/2021 20:27:35
Now Trump is talking about pardoning himself.