Thursday, March 25, 2021

Not a White Supremacist Armed Insurrection

The press keeps calling the Jan. 6 protest a white supremacist armed insurrection. It was none of those things.

Jared Taylor expains in detail:

One of the few journalists who scoffs at the “armed insurrection” tale is Glenn Greenwald. He writes: We know that “no Trump supporter fired any weapon inside the Capitol and that the FBI seized a grand total of zero firearms from those it arrested that day . ...” He adds that there were “no known cases of the rioters deliberately killing anyone,” and “no evidence anyone intended to assassinate Mike Pence, Mitt Romney or anyone else.” ...

None of these groups is “white nationalist” or has any racial orientation at all. The leader of the Proud Boys is Enrique Tarrio, a black Cuban who was in Latinos for Trump. As he says, “I’m pretty brown, I’m Cuban. There’s nothing white supremacist about me.” ...

As for the Oath Keepers, all members have had a job — mostly as peace officers or soldiers — in which they swore to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Not even the Southern Poverty Law Center can bring itself to call them “racists.” It’s leader, Elmer Rhodes, says he started the group when it occurred to him that if German soldiers and police had refused to follow orders, they could have stopped Hitler. The Three Percenters are similar to the Oath Keepers in opposing what they see as unconstitutional federal power, but with an even heavier emphasis on the Second Amendment. The group denounced the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, saying, “we will not align ourselves with any type of racist group.”

If the press didn't hate Trump so much, it would call it a mostly-peaceful pro-democracy protest.

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