What is it with polarized politics that causes people to make comparisons using yardsticks which are completely unfathomable? So much so that it ends up trivializing major tragedies in the process.
After the despicable, but clumsy Capitol Hill riot, Senator Chuck Schumer compared it to a “day in infamy,” the very words FDR pronounced at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Seriously? Are a bunch of unorganized mugs overestimating their agency in anyway on a par with Imperial Japanese Navy fighter pilots killing thousands?
Now Trump-hating Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a video comparing the events of Jan 6, 2021 to Kristallnacht in 1938. Are a bunch of unorganized mugs overestimating their agency in anyway on a par with the 4 million strong Sturm Arbeitlung of Nazi Germany? Seriously?
We are surprised that Schwarzenegger or Schumer didn’t make mention of the 20+ lives lost during the BLM/Antifa protests which were ideologically more disturbing for the aggressive manner in which history has been erased. A far better example of groups who don’t care about democracy.
We were surprised they didn’t speak of all the decent law enforcement officers who were maligned, beaten and in some cases murdered, like retired police chief David Dorn.
We are surprised that they didn’t mention the thugs waiting out the front of the White House who physically assaulted people, including senators who were leaving a Trump rally. Precious little display of democracy there.
We wonder why Arnie couldn’t see how the original cause of protesting the death of George Floyd morphed into something that extended to punish, destroy, assault, murder, loot, burn and crush those that didn’t conform to the Marxist manifesto of BLM or any other grievance du jour? Just bash innocent people.
How could he have missed so many leading Democrats pushing to defund the police and encourage rioters? Incoming VP Kamala Harris said, “protestors should not let up“. Don’t forget she was a big supporter of the Minnesota Freedom Fund which helped bail out alleged child sex offenders and other felons.
Speaker Pelosi said, “people will do what they will do.” Rep Ayanna Pressley proclaimed, “there needs to be unrest in the streets!”
Unfortunately, Schwarzenegger said that we need leaders who have a “servant’s heart.” Those that will put public interest above their own. Fat chance finding it in people like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who apart from being the third most powerful person in the country, represents a district that has some of the highest rates of poverty in America.
There is one area we agreed with Arnie – wishing Biden the best of success for his administration. That would be a welcome change to the last 4 years where the left leaning media and political machine of the Democrats have done their utmost to delegitimize Trump’s presidency.
We also don’t think Biden tweeting that the outcome on the Capitol would have been different if BLM were the perpetrators instead of Trump supporters is the stuff that builds unity. That type of race-baiting division suggests harmony is a long way off.
Schwarzenegger needs to go back and study history again. He might refresh his memory and consider Big Tech censorship as a modern day form of book burning where the removal of people’s rights to free speech undermines the very democracy he emphatically demands be protected.