Joe Biden said there was no question that the domestic terrorists who laid siege to the Capitol were treated more lightly than Black Lives Matter demonstrators as he placed the blame for one of the darkest days in the history of the country directly on President Trump.
The president-elect said the ease with which Donald Trump’s supporters had breached the Capitol’s defences and the relative lack of arrests portrayed an America in which two standards of justice were at work.
Presenting Merrick Garland, a prior Supreme Court candidate rejected by the Republicans, as his pick for attorney general, a palpably furious Joe Biden, 78, joined increasing criticism of the police response on Wednesday.
He said that no one could tell him that if it had been a pack of Black Lives Matter protesters on Thursday, they wouldn’t have been treated very differently from the mobs of hooligans that stormed the Capitol, and he continued that they all knew that was true and that it was unacceptable.
On Friday, Capitol police chief Steven Sund announced his resignation, effective on January 16, hours after the House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for his resignation, following strong rebukes for what many criticised as a lack of preparation.
Joe Biden said the attack on the Capitol was not a protest, it was chaos and he said they weren’t protesters, they were rioters, a mob. Domestic terrorists and that it was that basic and that simple.
And he said that he wished they could say they couldn’t see it coming, but that wasn’t true, they could, and that for the past four years they’ve had a President who’s made his contempt for their democracy, their constitution and the rule of law evident in everything that he’s done.
He said that he’s unleashed an all-out attack on the institutions of their democracy and that the riots were the culmination of that unrelenting onslaught.
In what may well have been an attempt to stave off mass resignations or invocation of the 25th amendment, Donald Trump unleashed a statement soon after congress certified Joe Biden’s victory on Thursday night that ultimately acknowledged that he wouldn’t have a second term, although it stopped short of concession.
In the statement published to Twitter by Dan Scavino, a social media aide, because Donald Trump was locked out of his account, the President said that even though he disagreed with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear him out, there would be an orderly transition on January 20th and that he said that they would continue to fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.
But Joe Biden was right when he said there was no way that Black Lives Matter protestors would have been treated with kid gloves, and there have been some laughable comments online.
Can anyone explain the appeal of Donald Trump, I would just love to know what your thoughts are about him.
Is it because he’s got money – even more money now that he’s conned his followers out of millions, and he knew he had complete control over his supporters, just like cult leaders do, but seem to be too dense to realise – denser than the complete works of Shakespeare in hardback and braille.
Although social media has hypnotised the ordinary person into insane but genuine beliefs. Deep-rooted beliefs that aren’t based on reality, but genuine beliefs in things that just aren’t true, achieved through repeated lies, targeted at people, often with pre-existing preconceptions, and re-enforced in numerous different ways over time.
And psychological operations warfare levels of brainwashing have been discreetly used on ordinary people, everywhere, on social media and by various agents, which explains both Donald Trump and Brexit.
George Orwell knew about all of this but presumably couldn’t anticipate the mass effect of billions of micro-targeted social media messages and images brainwashing ordinary, sensible, and often otherwise respectable people.
What is shocking is the depth of belief that these innovative campaigns can quietly and discreetly infuse into people’s belief systems.
Not only simply changing views on things, but successfully implanting a false, but profound, and absolute belief, in the hearts of millions of innocent, manipulated social media users, and there’s no easy solution to this brilliant mass hypnotism of otherwise good people.