It was a hard day in the U.S. We woke up to the joy of having won both senate seats in Georgia, went to watch the goings on in the Senate. That was when the terrorists decided to take over Washington D.C., our capitol city.
Not that “the coup” was unexpected. Actually, given the past four years, it was virtually inevitable, but it was so much worse than I expected. I thought without the military, he couldn’t pull it off. Never did I imagine he would incite a mob to try to take over Washington D.C.
The U.S. Capitol building has been left in peace since 1814, which was when the British burned it down at the end of the War of 1812. Today, Americans attacked it because we have had four years of a president who is an insane, malicious narcissist and has spent his entire term lying about pretty much everything.
When the rioting broke out, I suppose I should have been angry but instead, I was sad — to the point of tears. That this country in which I was born and where I have lived most of my life should come to this was a nightmare of epic proportions for me, Garry, and Owen. Fortunately, the dog slept peacefully. It’s good to be a dog.
In the middle of all of this hysteria, WordPress decided that my classic editor isn’t going to work anymore. I couldn’t get the classic version back because they’ve changed Tampermonkey which is how I managed to insert the classic editor previously and I didn’t have the heart to try very hard. Somehow, my issues with WordPress didn’t seem nearly as important as they usually do.
I had been warned that Trump would never leave without violence. I agreed with this years ago, so it wasn’t that I didn’t believe it. I did believe it, but I figured at this point, after the Orange Menace has already lost more than 59 of 60 lawsuits — including two with the Supreme court — even this madman would realize it was over and give up.
What was I thinking?
I think that’s the secret of the truly mad. They don’t give up. There is no line they won’t cross. There is nothing that will make them feel shame or embarrassment. They have no honor, no principles, no respect for anyone or anything.
This man who squats in the White House has so lost his honor that he does not deserve a title, even with a small “p.” He cares nothing for how appalling our image around the world is and much worse it will be from this day on. This person cares only for himself and works for his own agenda. He does not care what anyone says or feels, nor does he take advice. The only thing he will accept is total obsequious agreement without exception.
I read a comment on Twitter this morning. A woman (I wish I remembered her name, but this day is a bit of a blur) said “Anyone who has ended a relationship with a malicious narcissist knows how the next two weeks are going to go.” I laughed when I read it, but I’m not laughing now.
Why this person is still in office I don’t understand. Is this not sufficient evidence to prove he is a menace to the nation and quite possibly anyone who might get in his way? At what point are his actions officially treasonous and seditious? Is he secretly killing people behind the White House? Or having them murdered? Burying them under what used to be the rose garden? I wouldn’t put it past him.
I feel so sad for America, so humiliated in the face of the world. Our allies are in mourning while our enemies laugh. Maybe some are doing both. Moreover, there will be a lot of questions about the failure of the police and National Guard to protect the capitol. Big questions. Were the police “warned off”?
One of our senators said this shortly before Trump’s Terrorists tried to destroy our democracy. That many groups in this country have suffered significantly worse oppression (and some still do), but they have all fought for better treatment. They did not try to tear the country down. Maybe it was several senators who said similar things. I don’t remember.
Shame on every Republican who failed to stand up and say “No!” Shame on all of Trump’s Spineless Toadies. The entire Republican Party stands naked in front of the world while our country hangs her head in despair and humiliation.