By Lasha Darkmoon
January 7, 2021
It has been impossible for me to find any YouTube videos that present the recent scenes in Washington objectively. All the big media outlets, without exception, are anti-Trump and pro-Biden. The front page headline in The New York Times is typical — “TRUMP INCITES MOB.” A British tabloid screams: “ANARCHY IN THE USA.”
The video below is hopefully a bit more objective since it comes from DW, a German public broadcast service.
Even this, however, takes the line that Trump’s millions of supporters—though burning with righteous indignation at what they perceive to be a fraudulent election—are nevertheless in the wrong and need to cool it.
The assumption here is that the election was as fair as fair can be, and that Trump is a bad loser. He is accused of “inciting” his supporters to violence while at the same time pretending to counsel calm and responsible behavior. Most of our readers will reject this line of argument as spurious. They are welcome to speak their minds freely here, either defending the scenes of violence as morally justified or deploring them as unnecessarily provocative.
Will civil war break out?
We don’t know.
One thing is sure. The next four years in going to be a rough ride for America. This great and beautiful country seems to be on the brink of financial ruin and existential destruction, pulled apart between two warring ideologies and by racial tensions that can only get worse in the foreseeable future.
This is a breeding ground for violence, and, ultimately, for war. For once the perception gains ground that our leaders are unfit to rule—and God only knows this perception is now becoming almost universal—the iron enters the soul and anarchy runs riot. The old Latin adage springs to mind: Quem Deus vult perdere, prius dementat. — Literally, “He whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.”
All I say is this, with all the passionate sincerity I have at my disposal: GOD BLESS AMERICA.