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The Capitol insurrectionists: the "useful idiots" to trump's megalomaniac ego

Added: Tuesday, January 12th 2021 at 1:27pm by scenefromtheleft
Related Tags: corruption, politics, lies

(picture one shared by the Atlantic link below from 1-6-21)

Ok, I am not going to mince words in this blog. The insurrectionists that attacked the Capitol are the “useful idiots” for trump’s over-bloated ego and power-hungry. While some of the more extreme on the right like to call anybody who advocates for any kind of help for actual citizens as being “useful idiots” for communism, they are proving to be the most vivid example of the term seen by the United States for …..well, ever, I guess.

What trump has done since day one, really, is to use whatever theories or tropes that were out there that would rile up those that hated the fact that America was becoming more willing to accept different sorts of people, to condemn “others” as the enemy. He and his allies, whether deliberately or by convenience, in the “right-wing” media including such pulp news sources as World Daily News and American Thinker and especially the king of conspiracy theories, Alex Jones and Infowars, have used every lie and made-up story to gin up the hate.

Sadly, they have been largely successful in some circles. When you add to that the fact that many of those most susceptible, while claiming to be the most patriotic and presumably the most loyal to the Constitution, really seem to have no idea what the Constitution even says or means.

If we were sitting in a movie theater and some jerk screamed out “fire” when there was no fire, it would be a case of simply causing panic and possible destruction as people tried to escape. That person would at least be thrown out of the theater and hopefully be sentenced to a fine or some sort of jail term consistent with how much damage they actually caused to happen. Yet, many of the extremists supporting trump seem to think that a media source shutting down access to platforms while extreme violent political lies and rumors are being spread because of the huge damage it could cause the nation and its people, will tell you that is a violation of the “free speech” clause. Bullcrap!!!

In order to example why I use the “useful idiot” phrase to describe those that have already attacked on Jan 6th and some of those who are suggesting another attack on the 20th, let’s look at exactly what trump has done in the last six or so days.

Prior to January 6th, trump announced that “all patriots” should come to DC to protest this horrible injustice of the vote not going in his favor. The courts “stubbornly” refused to overturn the election based on absolutely no valid evidence found. This was after at least one state, Georgia, counted the votes three times. This claim along with conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and fly by night, never heard of before, crackpots like Sydney Powell suggesting that somehow a South American dictator who is now long deceased somehow programmed the voting machines used in 2020 to help Biden steal the vote from trump.

Then on the morning of January 6th, we have the rally. Before the march started trump made a speech that, for him, seems rather tame. He suggests that they applaud the brave people in Congress who were working to find the truth, knowing, he said that some would likely not warrant such applause. Then Guiliana, the former mayor turned conspiracy theorist and crackpot extra-ordinary made a speech suggesting a trial by combat. Remember, this was made to people already riled up over lies that had spread across the blogosphere and conspiracy media. They were really to receive that message from trump’s “trusted advisor” as STORM THE CAPITOL.

And that is precisely what they did!!!! What is truly ironic is that trump didn’t even keep his pre-January 6th promise to his foot soldiers. He said he would be “with them” and yet when the march started, what did trump do? He scurried back to the White House where he had a party to celebrate what they were doing out on the street. This was followed a couple of days later by the second youtube video where trump actually makes a speech, under pressure from more decent people perhaps (?), that actually repudiate the actions that he himself asked for.

And yet, the “useful idiots” still claim he is the answer to their concerns. We who voted for Biden, wanting, wanting to get sanity back into the White House after four years of horror, lies, attacks on several demographics, and general chaos, are told that we are idiots who are voting for the man who will usher in a communist dictatorship. Yet, they themselves continue to support a man who not only has been caught numerous times telling lies and defaming people who have done no worse than disagree with his behavior whether it was part of his ideology (does he even have an ideology other than opportunism, really??) or just the way he talked to someone on Twitter.

The trump years have been some of the most scandal-filled years in American history. There have been repeated incidents of corruption among those that he put in place, going all the way back to Scott Pruit. He has been caught using campaign money to pay off prostitutes to keep them quiet, trying to blackmail Ukraine to do his dirty political work and “investigate” Biden and had connections to Russia before and during the campaign in 2016.

This morning, I found another youtube video, since having lost the link so I can’t “prove” it, where trump has again stated that his speech prior to the march on the 6th was “perfect”. He went on to claim that many people (presumably the voices in his head from all evidence we have) have told him it was perfect. He didn’t actually mention whether those same voices also told him that Giuliana’s speech advocating “combat” was perfect also, but we can’t forget that as part of the background as well.

Before Twitter cut trump off for encouraging violence, and Amazon wisely deleted the salacious right-wing propaganda social media outlet Parler for the same reason, after, it should be said giving them notice that they needed to start curtailing some of the most violent of rhetoric being spread, there were already threats of more violence on January 20th. It is to be hoped that the media cut back will prevent an actual violent (with guns) insurrection on Jan 20th.

Otherwise, we are going to see a real test of the theory that a group of people with guns up to and including AK-15’s can actually “stop tyranny”. As I have often said, that logic is not real. The government has much more firepower than any individual or group within the country. So what those foolish enough to try to repeat the errors of the south during the 1860s will be shown as being, is indeed “useful idiots” serving nothing but trump’s massive overblown ego.

So, trump supporters, don’t be “useful idiots”, please. None of us will be happy with the results. Oh, and by the way, if it matters to anybody, please note that the Pentagon has released a message that they abhor the attempted insurrection on January 6th and are confirming Biden as the President-Elect.








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Let's hope the out of control trump supporters come to their senses hopefully with the social media crackdown helping.

Updated with an additional link regarding the Pentagon...that is our military folks.

A friend of mine on Facebook responded to reading this blog with this.   I agree.  trump is NOT a Republican any more than he is a Democrat.  While i am decidedly a Democrat that is the party of the minority and the poor, with the Republcans always seeming to support bailing out the top and letting the bottom paid for it, usually they are fairly sane.  trump has been wild and insane beyond words....there are REAL moral issues involved that other Republicans were never quite as bad about, not to mention his general out of controlness and setting up his supporters by inciting a attempt at insurrection and then breaking his promise to "be with them" then.  He has no real loyalty other than himself.

Can We start to be Concerned for all Our Brown Children that are in U.S. Concentration Camps, Infant/ICE DEATHS, BROWN/Girls are getting Raped on Our U.S. Southern Border. Trump's Private Institutions and Nobody said Anything, Can We DoSomething?🗽I'm Pissed about that, I hate that Nazi(Drumpf) piece of S***.  Okay, We Vote Blue🌊Wave🌊Again in 2020🗽🇺🇸on November 3rd My Birthday is November 5th, We Celebrate🗽🌊🕺💃👮‍♀️👨‍✈️👩‍🚒👩‍🚀👨‍🌾🙎‍♂️👪. We got the House, Sweetheart. Coming for the Senate & Presidency, too. We're going to make it a Full House, C'mon I found a brilliant post that I'm passing forward: I am unconcerned that we have different politics. I do not think less of you because you voted one way and I voted another. We need people to vote and the candidate we select is not always going to win. It is hoped that we will have someone who is competent enough to run our country. That didn’t happen in the last election. We got a thin-skinned egomaniac who has never been held accountable for any atrocities he has committed.  Let me be clear. I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled man in front of a crowd and you still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and you cheered for him. I think less of you because of your willingness to support someone who openly admires dictators and demonizes the press and anyone who criticizes him. I think less of you because you heard him advocate for war crimes and you still thought he should run this country. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman’s worth to her appearance and you thought that was okay. I think less of you because you’ve seen his appointees systematically destroy legal protections and loot the tax payers money and you are ok with that. You watched, along with the rest of the nation, as he separated families and locked innocent children in dog cages and you were not horrified as the rest of us were. You refuse to accept the fact that this man wants to work with dictators but has alienated our long standing allies. I think less of you because you refuse to review the facts and accept that this man is lying to you on a daily basis. It isn’t your politics I find repulsive. It is your willingness to support racism, sexism, misogyny, and cruelty that I find repulsive. You supported a tyrant and bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forgive or forget. Your lack of morals and basic humanity are devastating to me.  There are some things I can never be civil about: concentration camps, genocide, white supremacy, misogyny, harm to children, mass trauma, state violence, rising fascism, to name a few. There is NO civil discussion with someone who agrees with putting Children in Dog Cages.  So, no...you and I will never be “Coming together” or move forward together United. Trump literally Disgusts Me. I hate the sound of his voice Spewing hate and dividing the Country but, the fact that he doesn’t Disgust you is something that is going to stick with me long after this Presidency. You have shown me who you really are and the fact that you still support this Monster and rush to justify everything he does makes me feel that we have nothing to Discuss. Image may contain: 1 person, standing

My friend who shared this with me told me to include his name.  Christian Romero , he says he definitely stands before this comment, and is a former military person.

My favorite bit was when the guy scaling the wall fell down.

i didn't notice that but yes, you are right, that would be funny.  Some people are just out of control, and not thinking clearly either.

They don't seem so brave now the cops are picking them up!

They "got carried away with the events"...translation, we bought airline tickets, made plans in advance, in some cases we had to take vacation days or call in sick, came to DC and suddenly lost control of ourselves because of this huge group around us.  We are not to blame, blame it on those around us.

Yeah well that's totally ok then! They should be given free accommodation in a big place with razor wire around it and plenty of rocks to smash.

Hmmm, many agree with you on that.  I wrote my likely last blog till after Biden is sworn in yesdayday, about trying to move on.  You might check it out if it occurs to you.  :)

Will do :)

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