Caroline Glick: Fallout From The Storming of the U.S. Capitol

Caroline Glick has an excellent analysis in Israel Hayom, on the events surrounding the storming of the U.S. Capitol and how they will play out.

According to Glick, the assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters is a continuation of political violence of Leftist Groups:

The first reality is that the assault on the Capitol was not a unique event. Rather it was a direct continuation of the political violence that leftist groups dominated by BlackLivesMatter and Antifa have engaged in in cities across America since last May. BLM and Antifa rioters have burned and looted small businesses, destroying the savings and livelihoods of tens of thousands of Americans. Armed and violent rioters stormed and destroyed a police precinct in Minneapolis. They laid siege to a federal courthouse in Portland and vandalized the mayor’s home.

Democrats supported the violence of BLM and Antifa and backed the rioters:

As BLM and Antifa rioters burned a swathe across the country, even as police officers and civilians were killed and wounded, Democrat politicians on the local, state, and national levels supported them. While distancing himself from the violence, Biden supported them. In a television interview in late August, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris egged on the shock troops and embraced them. In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Harris said of the rioters, “Everyone beware. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day in November, and they’re not gonna stop after election day…They’re not gonna let up and they should not.” The media, including social media giants Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, backed the rioters. Their hashtags were trending and their violence whitewashed even as people were killed and wounded and their mayhem inflicted $2 billion in damages on the US economy already battered by the coronavirus.

Trump opposed the storming of the Capitol:

The second reality that is underplayed in the newsrooms quick to criminalize the outgoing president is that the Republicans including Trump and his closest associates and supporters opposed the storming of the Capitol. […] Trump not only called for the protesters to behave peacefully. He posted a video calling for them to stand down and leave the Capitol. But whereas the social media giants were happy to serve as the logistics bases for Antifa and BLM rioters, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube all froze Trump’s accounts and removed his video plea from their servers.

The entire essay deserves a read.