Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Literary Corner: Wild Spewing


Jean Tinguely, 1970, Débricollage. Tate Gallery, London.


By Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

They say that the Unselect Committee of Democrats, Misfits, and Thugs,
without any representation from Republicans in good standing,
is getting ready to recommend Criminal Charges
to the highly partisan, political, and Corrupt ‘Justice’ Department
for the ‘PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICLY’ speech I made on January 6th
This speech and my actions were mild & loving,
especially when compared to Democrats wild spewing of HATE.
Why didn’t they investigate massive Election Fraud
or send in the Troops? SCAM!

OK, in the first place, as the Select Committee made plain, the "PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICLY" speech is the least of it. 

The Capitol insurrection goes back to weeks earlier and all the tweets Trump sent starting December 19: 

Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!

One user commented [at thedonald.win], “If you’ve been waiting for a signal, THAT’S IT,” according to the civil suit later filed for Capitol Police Office Conrad Smith. “He can’t exactly openly tell you to revolt,” observed another. “This is the closest he’ll ever get.”

When the first rioters began clearing the way to the Capitol, knocking down a barrier of bike racks and attacking the police, Trump was still speechifying; these were the Proud Boys contingent of 100 or so gathered around the Peace Monument northwest of the Capitol, where they'd headed well before the speech even started:

As they walked, Proud Boy Dan Scott—nicknamed Milkshake—could be heard on one video saying, “Let’s take the fucking Capitol,” according to both the Journal and a criminal complaint later lodged against Scott. Someone else than approached the camera and said, “Let’s not fucking yell that, alright?” Proud Boy Nordean then came into view and said, “It was Milkshake, man, you know. Idiot!” Another man then commented, “Don’t yell it. Do it.” 

The Proud Boys didn't need the speech because Trump had already spoken to them directly back in September:

Debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he was willing to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and tell them to ‘stand down’ and not add to violence during recent protests in U.S. cities such as Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trump agreed to do that, asking, ‘Who would you like me to condemn?’ Biden interjected: ‘The Proud Boys.’ Trump then urged the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by,’ but quickly turned the conversation to antifa, a left-wing anti-fascist ideology, whose adherents he has blamed for violence at protests in recent months.”

As to why "they" didn't investigate the allegations of election fraud in 2020, I don't think the House was any better positioned to do that than the entire US state and federal judicial system that gave it an exhaustive look. Just give us a word, any word, as to what they should have looked at that they hadn't looked at already. 

And "sending in the troops"? Which troops? Where? Is he seriously referring to the National Guard troops he himself repeatedly refused to send to the Capitol but did show up. eventually, because Speaker Pelosi and Vice President Pence decided to take over the commander-in-chief authority because the commander-in-chief was AWOL Or is he still complaining about Secretary Esper's and General Milley's refusal to participate in the proper coup he and Flynn always meant to have, putting the country under military rule to combat the threat of Black Lives Matter and "antifa"?

And how about that "mild & loving"?

Republicans are, Republicans are constantly fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back. It's like a boxer. And we want to be so nice. We want to be so respectful of everybody, including bad people. And we're going to have to fight much harder.

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