It didn’t take long for the now familiar and always empty narrative to pop up: The Antifa crowd was responsible for the violence at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Over the past four years, depending upon which bogeyman was more convenient to accuse, either the Deep State or Antifa has caused the unrest in this country. Each (or are they always working together?) has only one goal in mind: undermining Donald Trump.
Donald Trump lacks either a soul or a spine. He is eager to foment violence and hate, and then he scampers away to the safety of his Twitter account. (And, yes, I know his account was suspended on Wednesday evening.) Through that platform, he tells us that he can do no wrong. He screams that he wants to take back America from… who exactly?…and return it to the people.
The hollow statements from the right made on Wednesday suggesting “peaceful protesters” inside the Capitol were incited to violence by Antifa, which mysteriously had burrowed its way into the crowd, are…
These domestic terrorists who attacked one of America’s most important symbols of democracy were incited by Trump alone. His mountain of lies about fraudulent ballots and a stolen election intentionally mock the good men and women across this country who seek fair and free elections in their states. He wanted violence, and his minions delivered for him.
The lunatics who invaded the Capitol wanted to cause mayhem. They wanted to cause destruction. They do not — and never will — represent peace and freedom.
If you refuse to believe that and instead cling to the nonsense that “Antifa did it,” then you are telling former presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, all of whom spoke out against what happened on Wednesday, that they are complicit with the Deep State or Antifa. You are telling the many politicians from the left and the right who rebuked the domestic terrorists that they are being played by the Deep State or Antifa. You are telling multiple current and former government officials — many with decades of public service — that they are complicit with the Deep State or Antifa.
And you are telling Trump that he is a man worthy of respect.
How pitiful you must be.