While everyone is watching the economy go up in flames, our government running around approving bills that guarantee things already guaranteed, and our president, after floundering around the world accomplishing nothing, being sequestered because of a COVID diagnosis, there’s a kangaroo court being conducted.
I’m of course referring to the Jan. 6 committee hearings, which is purporting to get to the bottom of the worst insurrection ever, or at least since the Boston Tea Party, or something to that effect.
While that may seem a tad bit sardonic (it was meant to), the gravity being attached to the events of that day is, to my mind, completely overblown, particularly by those of liberal bent and their carnival barking friends in the national media.
The mostly Democratic makeup of this “fact-finding” committee seems intent on proving that Republicans, in a fit of rage at the results of the 2020 election results, attempted to overthrow government at the behest of outgoing President Donald Trump.
A final hearing was supposedly held on Thursday.
I condemn any lawbreaking with all my heart, but I’m puzzled as to why this event, in which people were expressing outrage at what seemed to be an injustice, are being excoriated by their elected officials and an obviously biased press, when the summer of 2020 saw the country in turmoil over instances of police brutality, in some cases for months.
In Washington, D.C., people at a rally stormed the Capitol Building, and according to the New York Times, seven people died as a result. Of those, however, most committed suicide, and others died of natural causes (which are being tied to the events of the rally).
Testimony also has been given regarding Trump’s complicity, such as egging the rioters on and even assaulting his own security to get to “his people.” This has been refuted by recordings and other witnesses, but let’s not let facts get in the way of a good spectacle.
What’s most problematic here is the partisan nature of the hearings and its subject. Only because it was connected with Trump does this seem to merit scrutiny, because apparently mean tweets are cause for alarm. The lives lost, businesses destroyed, police protection gutted and other results of months of rioting are beneath scrutiny, as they were done for the right reasons. I equally find it problematic that the powers that be feel the edifices of government are more important that the buildings and livelihoods of the people of this country.
To me, this also has the stench of “bread and circuses,” a show to keep the masses, especially the liberal masses, entertained and frothing at the mouth over their political Baba Yaga instead of listening to the opposing side, which is saying that the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Heaven forefend the cognoscenti have to recognize that skyrocketing gas prices, empty grocery store shelves, 9 percent-plus inflation and a governmental approval rating that is closing in on single digits, and they just quite possibly backed the wrong horse.
For a group that preaches equity, parity and equality, focusing on one issue without the other belies their intent, and as the Bible points out, prophets are known by their works, not their deeds.