Domestic Terrorism is Still Terrorism No Matter Who the Terrorists Are
*Pulls out a bullhorn* “Hello… hey… is this thing on?” *loud squelch* “Ah… Ok…” *turns on bullhorn* “Can everybody hear me? YES?!?! GOOD… DOMESTIC TERRORISM IS STILL TERRORISM NO MATTER WHO THE TERRORISTS ARE! IF DOMESTIC TERRORISM COMES FROM TERRORISTS WHO SUPPORT THE POLITICAL RIGHT IT IS BAD AND SHOULD BE CONDEMNED! IF DOMESTIC TERRORISM COMES FROM TERRORISTS WHO SUPPORT THE POLITICAL LEFT IT IS BAD AND SHOULD BE CONDEMNED! *Walks off the stage*
If you cannot grasp that message or you disagree with that message, please go repeatedly hit yourself over the head with a tack-hammer because you are either too stupid or too partisan to function. This is where we are in America. We are almost too stupid or partisan to function as a country.
President Donald Trump fomented the Capitol Hill riots. His speech and his rhetoric were appalling. But was it his fault people rioted? Only if you no longer believe in individualism or personal responsibility. In the same way it was not Barack Obama’s fault a black man gunned down cops in Dallas. In the same way it was not Bernie Sanders’ fault one of his supporters almost killed Steve Scalise.
All of these acts are terrible and heinous. But they are the fault of the perpetrators and the perpetrators alone. But if you somehow find it within yourself to only condemn acts from one side and not the other, you are either a partisan hack or are too stupid to function in society… hell, maybe both. And yet, those in power–on both the left and the right–are obviously partisan hacks or are too stupid to function. All we have done is switch out one lying, dangerous partisan anti-establishment hack for two establishment hacks who will lie to your face as the media covers for them.
Two things can be true at the same time:
Trump is a liar and a disgrace to the presidency…
Biden is a liar and already a disgrace to the presidency https://t.co/axV48VogAU
— Jake Donnelly (@JakeDonnelly31) January 8, 2021
— Jake Donnelly (@JakeDonnelly31) January 7, 2021
“Enemies of the State”
“Show me where it says protests are supposed to be polite.”
“When they go low, we kick ’em”
— Jake Donnelly (@JakeDonnelly31) January 8, 2021
Domestic Terrorism Was on Full Display Throughout 2020 AND to Begin 2021
Somebody who engages in intimidation and violence to achieve a political aim is a terrorist. Ergo, everybody who stormed Capitol Hill on January 6th was engaging in domestic terrorism. It is a pretty open and shut case. Simply because it was more-than-likely terrorists from the right side of the political aisle does not make it acceptable. In fact, if you believe in conservative and traditional American values, it makes it much worse.
This was the first instance of domestic terrorism in 2021. However, it followed a similar playbook to domestic terrorism from the left as far back as 2018. If your memory fails you, back in 2018, leftists stormed the steps of Capitol Hill in order to protest Brett Kavanaugh. They were trying to intimidate senators into not voting for the Supreme Court Justice appointed by President Trump. They did not achieve their political aim. Or, put another way, they failed in their terrorist activities in the same way the stupendously idiotic and unAmerican terrorists failed in their election insurrection.
In 2020 we saw numerous instances of domestic terrorism, but the overwhelming majority of the country, the media, and politicians refused to call it such. When multiple cities are burning across the United States because people want political and social change, that is domestic terrorism. Yes, you are a domestic terrorist when you engage in riots that end in the death of people like David Dorn. And obviously, you are supporting domestic terrorism when you go out of your way to bail out rioters and looters. Just because you think you can pick and choose what is a good riot and a bad riot, does not excuse the rioters or minimize their terrorist activities. In fact, again, it makes things worse and you prove yourself to be a partisan hack.
The Partisan Hackery Regarding Riots vs. Protests
If we used the language of 2020, what happened at Capitol Hill was not a riot, but a “mostly peaceful protest.” It was mostly peaceful because it was merely “hundreds” of pro-Trump “protestors” who stormed Capitol Hill whereas thousands showed up to the larger protest. Ergo, most of the “protestors” were indeed peaceful. Clearly, those that tried and did breach the halls of congress are terrorists. Again, to be clear, the Trump-supporters who did that are terrorists. The BLM-supporters and Antifa members who burned down Minneapolis, New York City, Portland, and all the other cities in 2020 are also terrorists.
*Gets back on stage and grabs bullhorn again*
“IF YOU ENGAGE IN A RIOT, AS A MEANS TO AFFECT POLITICAL CHANGE, YOU ARE A DOMESTIC TERRORIST. WHETHER YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT, YOU ARE A TERRORIST. SO EITHER CONDEMN ALL RIOTS FROM BOTH SIDES OR SHUT THE HELL UP YOU PARTISAN HACKS!!! LOOKING AT YOU, TRUMP, BIDEN, AND HARRIS!!!”
*Slams bullhorn down and mumbles something about idiots, long walks off short piers and the Constitution*