As of right now, I’m pretty sure “our leaders,” — like them or not — have a strong collective will to not be seen as hiding from the mobs. If they are seen to be hiding, that’s the beginning of the end.  When all that is left to us is to shelter behind walls, we are ceding reality to the mindless. Mobs took down both Greece and Rome and I guarantee, they can take us down too. And will, unless we do something about this, other than make little speeches then go back to “business as usual.”

Mobs rule Washington DC on January 6, 2021 (I do not have a credit for this image. If you know who took the picture, please let me know.)

Neither democracy or republic was destroyed by organized armies or planned invasions. Mobs did it. Just like yesterday. Organized nations don’t try to destroy other countries. The whole point of an invasion is that country A wants country B. For it’s land, for it’s natural resources. For it’s people and their abilities, preferably as intact as possible.

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the presidential election results. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Mobs are entirely different. Mobs seek destruction, preferably total. For a mob, destruction is the beginning and end of the plan. They don’t see a future. They have no plans. They don’t care about the land or its uses. They have no intention of rebuilding, fixing, or changing. They want destruction as total as they can make it. They don’t know how they will live through the results of their own actions because they can’t see past destruction to a future.

When we say “unthinking mobs,” “unthinking” is the primary concept. Which is what worries me most.

Categories: American history, Mobs, News, police, Rioters, Voting

Tags: , , , , , , ,

11 replies

  1. I watched this thing all day. I couldn’t stop. In was truly incredible – in an awful way.
    From the very beginning of the event my first reaction was ‘Why isn’t there more police?” Trump had been inviting these ultra Right groups to this event for a long time. EVEN I KNEW THAT. Yet they were completely unprepared and under manned. They should never have been allowed to set even one foot the Capital grounds. SHAMEFUL!!!. Then people were killed. Could really have been a lot more deaths. What a mess.


    • That was also the second thing — after shock! — that I noticed. WHERE ARE THE POLICE? WHERE’S THE NATIONAL GUARD? Hearing that they “weren’t ready” was absurd. I KNEW something was going to happen, as did Garry and all of our friends (most of whom used to work in the news biz) — but if WE knew, surely THEY knew. I frankly think the cops approved. I’m not sure we’ll ever find out the truth because the whitewash has already started and won’t stop until this becomes an asterisk in our history, like so much else that was bad in our history. As have similar awful events in European countries and which have been completely erased in some countries.


  2. I couldn’t agree more…


  3. And unthinking mobs of course only exist on the right.


    • Right now, that’s true. I don’t know about the past and I can’t predict the future, but yes. Right now, that’s the way it is. No liberal leader has been trying to get our people out there rioting and trying to tear down the capitol. I’m sorry reality troubles you, but that happens to be the truth. I have no idea who was on which side when Rome and Greece fell to mobs, but here and now? It’s a bunch of ugly, racist, White supremacists. You can’t have it both ways.


      • And if Trump had won the election it would be Biden supporters storming the Capitol. And yes, people on the left have been encouraging rioting over the last year. Alexandria Ocasio Cortes said marginalized people have not choice but to riot. She explicitly used the word “riot”. Ayanna Presley demanded more unrest in the streets. Kamala Harris went on Stephen Colbert back in June at the height of the unrest while cities were burning and praised it as a movement that should not stop even after election day,

        I have given up on America. I’ve accepted the fact that it is done as a country so I frankly don’t care whether it’s extremist MAGAs or Antifa who delivers the final blow. As much as you may love a dying relative, at some point you just want it to be over so you can move on.


        • No, it wouldn’t. Because one congress woman uses the word “riot” does not have anywhere NEAR the consequence of four years of lying by the president and an entire news network. It’s not EVEN apples and oranges. More like Pandas and Hummingbirds.

          The country isn’t dying. The whole world is dying. Can it be saved? You won’t be part of that. People like you, the ones who give up easily and have no real fight in them except for words you throw around will never be part of any solution. You are a coward.


  4. They absolutely are terrifying


Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tish Farrell

Writer on the Edge



Light Motifs II

Paula Light's Writing Site | The Classic Edition

Touring My Backyard

Rediscovering Singapore

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Travel with me

Travel snapshots from Toonsarah

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Barb Taub

Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Light Hearted Mysteries

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

My Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns

Sparks From A Combustible Mind


Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World


Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

%d bloggers like this: