I watched as rioters prayed to God in the United States Capitol saying, “It’s our house”. I wondered if they pray to same God I pray to. I wondered if that meant tear it up. 700,000 people live in what we call Chocolate City, Washington D.C. Who are the rioters who believe they should be pardoned because they say they were sent by the President of the United States? Because of them, six people died.
I saw Senator Lindsey Graham blames Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. He asked where she was and said she is in charge of the Capital Police. The Sergeant at Arms who is supposed to keep order had already resigned. Lindsey Graham is a hypocrite. He had said the President was a con man. Now he’s his biggest promoter.
I agree with those who say the President is a career criminal. He is engaged in selling Pardons to criminals. The real question is whether anyone should pardon the President? He caused a riot in the Capital when he sent thousands of so-called Americans to go there and storm the Senate Chambers. They broke in doors and windows. They stole fixtures and private papers, sitting on and in Congressmen and Congresswomen’s seats. They tore down the American flag and replaced it with a Trump flag. This reminds me that we called President Richard (Dick) Nixon, “Tricky Dick”, for what he did. What should we call these Criminal’s? “The Mob in the White House?” “Benedict Donald?” If the people who took over the Capital were black, what would they have called them? “DEAD.” The home-grown terrorists and President Donald J. Trump are criminals. They should not be pardoned. They all should be prosecuted.
The question is what now? Was this the beginning of something or the end of something? A June 2014, Atlantic Magazine reminds us that our history includes 250 years of slavery, 90 years of Jim Crow, 60 years of separate but equal, and 35 years of state sanctioned redlining. We can include to that total 425 years of hate and racism which continues to this date.
Reverend Al Sharpton of Politics Nation reminds us in his weekly statement of two phrases that the Republicans are using for peace after their participation in the Insurrection. They are “Unity” and “Civil War.” They have the nerve to call for unity with those who don’t buy the myth of a win by him as the incumbent and Civil War with America because they didn’t give the incumbent an electoral win. The incumbent holds a mere 29% approval rating among Americans and a loss of most of his sponsors including his beloved Twitter.
It is unbelievable that the President would believe that he could become a President for life like Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean ruler Un and Chinese ruler Xi, with our Constitution that sets rules for a Democratic experiment like no other in the world.
This week, we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and his work as a Civil Rights leader. I suggest we continue the celebration as part of our family gatherings and sit down and read more about Dr. King besides just the “I have a dream speech”, so that our young will understand what he was really about. Read the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and the works of Dr. King’s life which provides us a blueprint for progress.