Spoiler alert: I don’t think Antifa was behind the assault on the U.S. Capital. I think it was Trump supporters. No doubt there were some bad actors there. On the same day, January 6th, a Trump rally was held at the Utah State Capital. At that rally, both QAnon and the Proud Boys showed up in full force. Agitators are on the rise in our country, fueled by a growing sense of frustration and discontent.
I don’t excuse what happened, and I don’t deny it. I think President Trump bears some of the blame; I don’t think he carries all of the blame. I don’t think he gets a pass; I don’t give his opponents a pass. I think we are in a real mess right now, and I don’t see relief on the horizon.
Sorry if that feels too gloomy for you. Generally speaking, I am an optimistic person. But in this case, we need to face reality. We see a rising tension in our country that threatens to explode at any moment.
Immediately after the media projected Joe Biden the winner of the Presidential election, newspapers from Australia to Arizona ran the same headline, almost verbatim: “A Time to Heal” The message was clear: a Biden presidency can bring healing to our nation. I find it uncanny the way the news media can present the same story in almost the same words across the board. I have often wondered whether there is a central agency that provides all the mainstream media with the verbiage for their news reports. Perhaps if we could find that agency, we could make TV news watchable again.
The left believes that with the removal of Donald Trump, we can experience healing in our nation. The tension in Washington is all his fault, after all. He is a dictator, a tyrant, unhinged, a rogue, a Russian agent, Putin’s pawn. He colluded with Russia. He stole the 2016 election. He is bad for democracy. He sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine. He is the problem.
And Joe Biden can bring healing to our land.Continue reading “Let the Healing Begin!”