Wednesday, January 05, 2022

NYT: "Every Day is Jan. 6 Now"

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The New York Times, which since 1896 has promised its readers "All the news that's fit to print," has become the oracle of the far Left.

The oracle's editorial board began with this: "One year after the smoke and broken glass, the mock gallows, and the very real bloodshed of that awful day, it is tempting to look back and imagine that we can, in fact, simply look back."

The editorial board---the heart and soul of the newspaper---has declared that "January 6 is not in the past; it is every day."

They have made Saul Alinski proud.

Tomorrow Nancy Pelosi's House will seize the opportunity to forever demonize Donald Trump and every person who voted for him.

Be informed, not misled.

The indictment. 

The New York Times is the banner carrier for the far Left radical politicians who seek to, in the words of Barack Obama, "remake America."

The Times Editorial Board is calling for---demanding---America never forget January 6, 2021, describing it as a "deadly riot at the seat of American government."

They note that while ordinary citizens have put it behind them because we are desperate for some "peace and quiet," we must never forget. Every day must be January 6, 2021. And they do so in the name of ushering in normalcy.

The Ed. Board says, "On the surface, we have achieved that. Our political life seems more or less normal these days, as the president pardons turkeys and Congress quarrels over spending bills. But peel back a layer, and things are far from normal. Jan. 6 is not in the past; it is every day."

Why is it Jan. 6 every day? Because "regular citizens threaten election officials and other public servants, who ask, 'When can we use the guns/' and who vow to murder politicians who vote their conscience."

The Times notes that "Republican lawmakers are scrambling to make it harder for people to vote and easier to subvert their will if they do. It is Donald Trump who continues to stoke the conflict with his rampant lies and limitless resentments and whose twisted version of reality still dominates one of the nation's two major political parties."

The indictment concludes, "In short, the Republic faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of democracy and has shown that it is willing to use violence to achieve its ends."

This is the Left's case---as they run, carrying Biden on their back---toward socialism and the loss of most personal freedoms, declaring that to be normal.

Selective memory and relative outrage.

So-called progressivism delights in creating new "truth" as they "make progress." They also have selective memory.

Sunday on ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos seemed to agree with guest Yvette Simpson---CEO of Democracy for America, when she claimed there was "no precedent" for the January 6th riots at the US Capitol.

She and George were discussing a poll that shows one-third of Americans feel violence against the government can be justified.

Simpson said, "I mean, this is purely in the Republican camp." However, that same poll shows that 25% of Democrats said they believed violence is acceptable.

ABC Analyst Sarah Isgur spoke up and reminded that "In 2017, a third of  Hillary Clinton voters said Donald Trump was not legitimately elected. You're saying this is unprecedented."

Stephanopoulos said, "Yeah, but Hillary Clinton supporters did not take the same action."

How soon we forget.

In 2017, immediately following Trump's swearing-in ceremony, violence exploded in Washington DC, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, and Portland, resulting in at least one person being shot in Seattle.

Buildings and businesses were burned---cars and other personal property destroyed.

These riots inspired the "Women's March" later that month.

The singer/actress Madonna told a crowd of thousands that she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."

Despite the violent and divisive tone of the Women's March, many Democrat leaders and politicians attended it, including Democrat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren who told the crowd, "We can whimper, we can whine or we can fight back. Me, I'm here to fight back."

Pelosi and Schumer's so-called "probe" into the January 6, 2021 "insurrection" is a sham.

However, I do not personally support or agree with violence as a method of achieving political power. I've been an eyewitness to too much of it in foreign countries during my time in missionary evangelism.

And I believe violence and lawlessness are contradictory to God's Word.

The problem is that "progressivism" has no core values other than Marx and Alinsky's rule that the end justifies the means.

Tomorrow's Congressional antics are fake outrage intended to help the Left hold on to their diminishing political power. They have nothing else.

Pelosi's probe has also raised the issue of security and her total lack of preparedness as Speaker of the House.

Four Republicans, led by GOP Conference chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), held a press call on Monday to deliver the party's messaging on the riot.

“This partisan sham committee is not focused on answering the most important questions of why the Capitol was left unprepared that day and how we can ensure this never happens again,” Stefanik began.

She continued:

“Most importantly, the American people deserve to know what the mainstream media refuses to cover: The fact that the only office that is off-limits to this partisan sham investigation is Speaker Pelosi’s office,” Stefanik continued. “This is a political weapon, and it’s used to cover up for Nancy Pelosi’s failures.”

House Administration Committee ranking member Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), who was also on the call, detailed a letter he wrote to Pelosi on Monday demanding the security officials who ultimately report to her — the House Sergeant-at-Arms and the House Chief Administrative Officer — comply with Republican requests for information about how the Capitol was protected on January 6.

As of yesterday, Pelosi has not responded to any questions from Republicans.

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich  reminded Republicans that with the midterms approaching and a potential GOP majority on the horizon, “one of the benchmarks” they could set is to “formally instruct all the various officers and people that you want them to preserve everything” in preparation for a “genuinely nonpartisan effort to review all of this once you’re in charge since this [January 6 committee] is so clearly an absurd and totally partisan approach.”


It's very clear that both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are using the January 6 protest to advance an agenda.

Schumer said Monday "Let me be clear: January 6th was a symptom of a broader illness, an effort to delegitimize our election process, and the Senate must advance systemic reforms to repair our democracy or else the events of that day will not be an aberration---they will be the new norm."

He continued by giving Republicans an ultimatum: cooperate in advancing our agenda, or else.

I agree that all of this is a symptom of a broader illness. I completely disagree that Schumer's "systemic reforms" will do anything except further destroy our foundations.

In 1790 George Washington told our nation, "May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy."

Tomorrow will be a day of scattering darkness in America by a radical Left that is losing its grip on power.

Both President Biden and Vice President Harris will speak tomorrow. Their message will be mournful and dark, but morning is coming.

Be the light.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Engaged.