I genuinely considered just plugging one of my books today (buy my books) but I think I’d rather get some thoughts out. I’m filled with rage.
Most of it is aimed at Republicans who, even right now, are trying to smooth over an actual, literal coup into something benign, something that is the natural result of people demanding to be treated like people and have access to health care and potable water. Even now they pretend that the lies they’ve been spewing have no connection to the people who committed an act of terror on our soil, at our Capitol, as they screamed those same words.
I want repercussions. I want consequences. I want people resigning, ethics investigations, criminal investigations. I want the rot cleared out from the law enforcement offices that aided these terrorists, who WERE some of these terrorists. I want people held accountable.
We are on the cusp of a new era, and these people only have themselves to blame that we no longer care about their excuses and feelings and epiphanies. What’s done is done, may they be punished harshly by the law and by society.
This didn’t just “happen.” It was planned. There were shirts made. There were weapons and explosives found. They erected a gallows. They brought zip ties.
They killed an officer.
So that’s where I am right now. I hope you have a good Friday and a good weekend, but really think about how we want to move forward. Wallpapering cracks doesn’t fix the cracks.