Trump-hater Daniel J. Flynn writes:
In 1978, Jimmy Carter commuted the sentence of Andres Figueroa Cordes, a Puerto Rican Communist who participated in a shoot-up of the well of the House of Representatives from the visitor’s gallery, on humanitarian grounds given the man’s terminal cancer diagnosis. The next year, Carter took the unpardonable step of pardoning Cordes’s three comrades in that 1954 action that wounded five congressmen.In other words, Democrat Presidents celebrated these terrorists as freedom fighters.
On the last day of his presidency, Bill Clinton granted a full pardon to Susan Rosenberg, 16 years into a 58-year sentence for possession of guns and over 700 pounds of explosives. A member of the Weather Underground and numerous of its succeeding splinter groups, Rosenberg allegedly participated in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Capitol as a member of something calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit. The explosion blew off Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd’s door, ripped through a painting of Daniel Webster, and damaged the Senate cloak room.
“We purposely aimed our attack at the institutions of imperialist rule rather than at individual members of the ruling class,” the Capitol bombers contended. “We did not choose to kill any of them this time. But their lives are not sacred.” ... After a pardoned Rosenberg landed a job teaching women’s studies at Hunter College and later when she raised money for Black Lives Matter, critics called her a “domestic terrorist” but fact checkers rebutted the label....
A year after Bill Ayers’s girlfriend and two of his friends blew themselves up in a Greenwich Village townhouse-turned-bomb-factory, the University of Michigan radical took part in the 1971 bombing of the U.S. Capitol. “We’d already bombed the Capitol,” he wrote in his memoir, “and we’d cased the White House. The Pentagon was leg two of the trifecta.” ...
Bill Ayers helped launch Barack Obama’s political career by hosting a 1995 fundraiser for Obama’s state senate candidacy in the home he shared with fellow former terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. Michelle Obama scheduled Ayers to speak at a conference she organized, and Obama occasionally found himself speaking at the same events as Ayers.
In 2019, protesters stormed the Hong Kong legislature, and they are also called heroes:
Foreign ministers from the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia condemned last week’s arrest of over 50 democracy activists in Hong Kong in a joint statement on Sunday, calling on China to respect the freedom of the people on the island.So now there are calls to prosecute the mostly-peaceful demonstrators who walked into the Capitol building on Jan. 6 to protest a vote of Congress.
Did they harm anyone or anything?
Okay, some broke some windows.
Seth Abramson makes an argument that Trump is somehow culpable for contributing to something illegal. I don't see it, but read it for yourself. Trump's speech and other statements are squarely within the courts have always said to be protected by the First Amendment. Trump and the protesters are patriots who were merely speaking out against an election being stolen.
What really makes the Capitol protest so evil was that it was mostly White:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing the Trump supporters who rioted in the Capitol this week of choosing “their whiteness over democracy.” ...A NY Times columnist suggests that Blacks should all move back to whereever they came from. Apparently he is excited about Blacks taking over Georgia.
“It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy,” Pelosi said.
Also from the NY Times:
there m Representative Mary Miller, an Illinois Republican, had faced condemnation and calls to resign for declaring at a rally: “Hitler was right on one thing: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’”The reader can reasonably infer that Hitler said and did a lot of good things, but no one is allowed to say so.
“Each generation has the responsibility to teach and train the next generation,” Ms. Miller said at the rally. “You know, if we win a few elections, we’re still going to be losing, unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle. Hitler was right on one thing: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’ Our children are being propagandized.”
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was among the groups that had roundly criticized Ms. Miller’s remarks. The museum said it “unequivocally condemns any leader trying to advance a position by claiming Adolf Hitler was ‘right.’” ...
Several Illinois Democrats went further and demanded that Ms. Miller resign. They included Senator Tammy Duckworth, Representative Jan Schakowsky and Representative Marie Newman.ay not be enough genetic diversity left to seed a new population of healthy northern whites.
And this NY Times story is about northern whites going extinct:
there may not be enough genetic diversity left to seed a new population of healthy northern whites.So are they suddenly concerned about whites? No, this is about northern African animals, and they are not even white in color.