Donald J. Trump incited a mob that attacked, breached, damaged and defiled the Capitol building of the United States of America. They ruthlessly attacked and beat the police who were defending the building and chanted their goals of killing Speaker Pelosi and hanging Vice President Pence. Fortunately, their plans were foiled, but not before five lives were lost.
This mob was prepped by 30 years or more of right wing lies with the final push being the false claims of voter fraud. Who is responsible the liars or the believers of the lies? Some in the mob believed they were invited by the president and justified in their actions, while others were hardcore anti-government white nationalist militia members bent on destroying the government.
Not only has America’s ugly underbelly been revealed, but also how ordinary Americans have become radicalized. Author Anand Giridharadas suggested that this revelation marks the beginning of the end of white nationalism in America and the beginning of the future of our multicultural democracy. We must return to truth because the foundation of democracy is truth and the rule of law.
The house impeached Trump for inciting this insurrection. He has four days left as president. Here’s to hope for a brighter future.