“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1787

After the highest turnout in 120 years the people have spoken in an election once more, and Donald Trump becomes a one term president, defeated by Joe Biden by an estimated seven to eight million votes. This has been the most heated and controversial election in American history, and as a result, Americans are literally cursing and punching one another in the streets of the nation’s capitol today.

These are dreadfully sad images, no matter what side of the cultural divide you’re on. Passions run high, as the defeated party does not want to accept the loss — and I’m sure we all get that. But denying that the election was valid, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary and the certification of the Department of Homeland Security that this was the “most secure election in history” is totally non productive and won’t change anything. Hopefully, the streets will not run with blood, but they are emphatically running in conspiracy theory. This is from an interview CNN did with a woman carrying a Stop the Steal sign, and she says point blank that Twitter and Facebook are above a free press in terms of credibility.

“I think that the people are not fooled,” said the woman. “We’ve been to the rallies. We’ve watched the numbers. We’ve watched the media who continues to lie to us and hide information. We don’t get our information from you all anymore. We get our information directly from the people online from their accounts. We’re able to follow our representatives, follow our senators, follow the people that tell the truth and report honestly.”

This is stunning. Take three minutes and listen to this.

That is the kool aide talking.

Trump’s reign is bookended by neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan marching in the street. After his election in 2016, hate crimes spiked and the white supremacists took to the streets, throwing the Nazi salute. Today, the same groups return. Daily Beast:

Saturday’s crowd drew in both mainstream Trump supporters and extremist groups in what looks set to be one of the last gasps of the Trump era. Dozens of members of the Proud Boys marched in the streets of Washington before the event, chanting “fuck antifa.” White supremacists who marched in the deadly 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally have also announced their plans to attend.

One rallygoer held a giant “Q”—a reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory. One woman marching with a sign that accused President-elect Joe Biden of being a pedophile also wore a shirt declaring that Kyle Rittenhouse—the teen accused of killing two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin—“did nothing wrong.” Another man wore a shirt calling for the arrest of Dr. Anthony Fauci and billionaire vaccine supporter Bill Gates.

The attendees were greeted by counter-protesters with signs like “Tick Tock, Times Up.” Confrontation between the groups had already started Friday, and by Saturday morning D.C. police had made two arrests. A 25-year-old from Virginia was arrested for threats to bodily harm, and a 33-year-old from Hawaii was arrested for assaulting an officer.

Donald Trump roared off the front pages of the tabloids and into presidential politics five years ago. Now, like a toxic comet, he leaves a flashy and showy trail as he departs — with the threat/promise of returning in another four years. May God help us.

 

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32 Comments on "Trump Grins As Fistfights Break Out In the Streets of D.C. Two Arrested As MAGA World Makes Its Last Stand"

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Bareshark
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This is Jim Jones spending his last few minutes on Earth reveling in the fact that he got people to do all this for him. As such, my heart has been broken too many goddamn times to bother giving a damn about the MAGA dead-enders making their pitiful last stand.

beadlady
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Bare……memories (PTSD too.) I was in a christian cult during Jim Jones and my mother (narcissist that she was) wanted me de-programmed. Dad thought differently and figured I’d wake up. Yeah, it took 15 years. There is no talking to 45’s cult. I don’t even know if his getting arrested, illegalities and corruption proven and he’s incarcerated, will they wake up. I woke up before we found out the leader of our cult had taken the tithing and funds we spent buying his messages, going to 10 day trainings, twice a year, and each of his 8 kids would inherit… Read more »
Johnnie L Smith
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Hoping that this civic sickness doesn’t spread.

p j evans
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I was surprised no one was killed when they rushed the motorcade.

rory darjiit
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What is this anxiety all about, really? Dave Chappelle expressed it last week in his SNL monologue…in terms that I, as a white gut, can’t directly restate, but it’s something that sociologists and political scientists have been discussing since 2008, when President Obama walked onto the world stage. America has always reserved the lowest rungs on the socio-economic ladder for an underclass. Historically this was reserved for Black Americans, or other minority and immigrant groups. This underclass is evolving to encompass non-college white rural Americans. Their communities are increasingly infected with poverty, and the crime and drug abuse that inevitably… Read more »
Bareshark
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That middle paragraph is something that’s been on my mind for quite a few years, the whole of the 2010s, to be honest. One difference between them and all those minorities they sent to the underclass: we keep getting told how we ought to give the newest members of this white underclass the compassion we denied to the OG members of different races.

blueman
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I will attempt to make a comment and hope it isn’t blocked. Every Republican I have ever seen in the last fifty years is a privileged white jerk. In the Midwest or somewhere Republicans may be former union workers that no longer have those jobs. That could be, but that is not what I have seen from Hawaii to Portland to Chattanooga to New Orleans to Jackson. Those fools in DC had to have money and privilege to fly or drive to Washington. Those scum aren’t from DC. This notion that educated well to do people are for the most… Read more »
anastasjoy
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I think it’s fascinating that they love to talk about “coastal elites” and suggest to poor, struggling voters in the hinterland that Ivy League-educated Democrats look down on them — when so many on the far right also went to Ivy League schools ad are definitely part of that “elite,” including people like Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton.

blueman
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As I thought, my comment was blocked. Thanks politizoom.

p j evans
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They refuse the opportunities when they’re offered. Look at WV: they could be good with wind (and solar) power, and they keep reaching for coal.

Denis Elliott
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I beg to differ about poor whites and them joining what you refer to as the underclass. They have ALWAYS been there. Defenders of the failed confederacy like to sometimes point out that a fairly small percentage of southerners owned slaves. That happens to be true. However the average poor sharecropper dreamed of the day when they’d be able to afford them, if only just one or two. That’s why so many fought for the south. Let me put it in terms I have personally seen in my life. I was born and lived my first 26 years in southern… Read more »
Bareshark
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Meh, Dennis…all the above changes is the timeframe of their current situation. The outcome is exactly the same…as is the timing of the revelation on how little they mean to people whom they mistakenly thought they shared kinship via a lack of melatonin. Eff ’em!

Senovio Rodriguez
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Well, had a mutual parting with the University of Texas (Austin) and then ended up at SWTSU. During my time when I was on the Dean’s List and Academic Probation, I took many basic courses that enlightened (and even more if you took the interest and energy). At UT, I knew more from high school than what I learned from the “three bozos” that ran government department at that time. I had a solid education in high school. The second semester of government at UT was just a waste. A professor going “just read” these dreadful boring books. Whereas at… Read more »
mae
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Hmmm, maybe my sister made the trip to see her god.

Bareshark
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With all the kindness and gentleness I can give to this, Cmae, I doubt her god was ever worthy of what little time we all have on this planet.

mae
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Exactly why it is so hurtful. Choosing Q/Trump, over me, the last of her family.

Scott Jackson
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Where’s the pepper spray? The storm troopers? The rubber bullets? The nightsticks? The fake self righteousness that only the truly evil can stomach? The arrests? From his poem America, “you made me want to be a saint”, Allen Ginsburg

Miranda
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I didn’t watch the video because I do not want to start my day by throwing up.

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