“Listen to us”, scream the population.
“Shut up and do what you’re told”, reply their leaders.
In the face of dissent the first instinct of illegitimate leadership is to crack down on the population. But crackdowns never make it better.
Instead they always make the country more volatile and more dangerous.
The people in charge rarely understand that. They don’t want to. They don’t care to learn or listen because all this conversation is a referendum on them and their leadership.
So they clamp down harder. “Obey I tell you! Obey!”
This is the Romanov program. It ends badly. Every. Single. Time. But that doesn’t mean they wont’ try it again. Of course they will. Because it’s their nature. It’s how we got here in the first place.
Millions of Americans sincerely believe the last election was fake. You can dismiss them as crazy. You can call them conspiracy theorists. You can kick them off Twitter.
But that won’t change their minds.
Rather than trying to change their minds, to convince them and reassure them the system is real, that democracy works, as you would do if you cared about the country or the people who live here, our new leaders will try to silence them. What happened today will be used by the people taking power to justify stripping you of the rights you were born with as an American. Your right to speak without being censored. Your right to assemble. To not be spied upon. To make a living. To defend your family, most critically. These are the most basic and ancient freedoms that we have.
When thousands of your countrymen storm the capital building you don’t have to like it. We don’t. You can be horrified by the violence, as we said and we’ll say it again, we are horrified. It’s wrong. But if you don’t bother to pause and learn a single thing from it. From your citizens storming your capital building? Then you’re a fool.
You lack wisdom and you lack self-awareness. You have no place running a country.
We got to this sad chaotic day for a reason. It is not your fault. It is their fault.
January 6, 2021
Tucker: Our only option is to fix what’s causing this.
[You could nitpick a few things but overall he did a good job of describing the current situation and matching what I think the near future will bring.—Joe]