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A terrorist group storms the US Senate
I'm speechless, reflecting on the year leading up to this.
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I don’t really know what to say, so I am going to keep this short.
I can’t help but think if only police had put as much effort into stopping these terrorists as they did BLM protestors.
No, I don’t think the police should have beat the shit out of these people, or killed them. Perhaps this was the least violent outcome possible.
What I do know is that it’s a strikingly different approach to how Black Lives Matter protestors were treated.
I think that for anyone laughing off or minimising the threat from a rogue conspiracy movement called QAnon needs to think again.
It’s a terrorist group, and today they stormed the Senate.
That’s the “Q shaman” in the middle. Viewed by many as a sort of cynical joke, he’s there now, on the Senate floor. He marched outside alongside those with Confederate flags.
So if anyone is thinking of dismissing any comparisons to what went down during BLM, take a step back: because this time police are taking selfies with the terrorists.
I spent all of last year writing about the world’s descent into conspiracy madness — and right now it feels like none of it was worth it.
See, the thing is, we have all the information we need at our fingertips to make sound and logical decisions — but that doesn’t mean a goddamn thing.
My heart is with America, I hope you make it back, but I’m not sure.
The comment thread is open for you to vent in. I’ve closed it off to Webworm members, because frankly it’s gonna turn into a QAnon shitshow otherwise and this day will get even worse.