We’re still a long way from actual civil war. I know of no evidence that state security or the ruling class is actually threatened. The stock market is thriving and the military industrial complex shows no sign of fracturing into warring factions.
The problem is no longer who was legitimately elected President of the United States, but how long can the civil war be postponed? Far from being a fight between a narcissistic TV presenter and a senile old man, the country is being torn apart over a fundamental cultural issue that has been smouldering since its inception.
Team Rising reacts to new Vox and Quinnipiac University polls.
By Laura Italiano, New York Post
It’s high treason!
The capitalist class strikes back at Trump.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the long list of people and corporations cutting ties with President Trump and other prominent Republicans following the insurrection at the Capitol.
By Mike Giglio, The Intercept
I spent the last year talking with people from militant groups on the American right and always driving toward the same question: And then what? You’re armed and trained and linked up with your outfit. And then what? You’re ready to stand up to the leftist mob or defend Donald Trump from the inevitable attempt to steal the election. And then what? You’ll fight if you have to. OK, and then what?
I keep pushing down this path because in the end, it leads to war and I want to have a discussion about what that means. Because I hope that behind all the prepping and posturing from that side — and the level 11 hysteria that pervades America generally — we all realize that we’re comfortable and fat and free, and that real war means your house will get wrecked and your kids or your neighbor or the cashier you trade hellos with at your fully stocked supermarket will die.
By Michael Warren Davis, The American Conservative
On January 6th, a mob of Trump supporters staged a coup—a PR coup for the Democratic Party. Liberals have been calling Republicans “fascists” for as long as anyone can remember. The trouble is, there’s never been any real proof. There was no Beer Hall Putsch, no March on Rome, to which the Left could point and say: “There! You see? They’re trying to take over! And it’s not the fringe, either. These are ordinary, rank-and-file conservatives trying to overthrow democracy.”
By Alan J. Devine, Chronicles
It is no longer news that 2020 saw a collapse of political discourse and public behavior in the United States. Trends that developed over many years intensified last year. One major political party had as its candidate for president a magnetic figure who can also be nasty and lacking in verbal self-control. The other party featured someone blander and more petulant who also lacks verbal restraint.
So maybe the “new normal” will be that the summer season is for baseball and left-wing riots, and the winter season is for basketball and right-wing riots. Fair enough.
By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams
By Juan Dal Mosa and Warren Montag, Left Voices
Some people argue that the far Right is small. Should we be reassured that “only” 45 percent of Republicans, that is, 30 million people, support the riot at the Capitol? We must reject facile economism to understand the Trump phenomenon. This is more than a simple contradiction between base and superstructure.
From left: Toussaint L’Ouverture, Gabriel Prosser and Denmark Vesey.
by Don Fitz
The May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a civil rights explosion. It ignited pushes to demilitarize the police, reallocate police over-funding to necessary social services, end economic and power divides, and replace symbols of oppression with recognition of those who have suffered and resisted.
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Tulsi Gabbard (former Congresswoman) about the Big Tech social media purge, Trump being banned from Twitter, the censorship of Parler by Google, Apple and Amazon and shares an exclusive announcement with Rubin Report viewers. Tulsi Gabbard shares her concerns with the amount of power that tech corporations hold over our ability to communicate with each other. She discusses the ramping up of social media censorship on the major tech platforms and how she is using Locals.com to protect her ability to communicate with her followers.
A panel of priests cry about the temple being desecrated.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the rampage at the Capitol, President Trump’s potential impeachment, and the future of the Republican Party.
I don’t care whether Trump is impeached or 25thed or not, but January 6 had to be about the most jerk-off “insurrection” or “coup attempt” in history.
Team Rising reacts to a clip of Senator James Clyburn saying that the House may wait until after Biden’s first 100 days in office to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate.
“Rising” would be a much better program if it were co-hosted by an an-com and an-cap rather than a Berniesis and a Carlsonite.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti debate whether or not President Trump and other prominent Republican leaders who backed “Stop The Steal” should be impeached or removed from office.
As I have been predicting for 20 years. Big Tech is becoming a dominant faction of the ruling class (along with Big Finance and the always present BLOB). The professional managerial class has become the new clergy with totalitarian humanism as its ideology. Tech industry managers are the new Board of Censorship.
I think it’s pretty safe to say at this point that the Democratic Party is now the political arm of “Big Tech” and the major social media outlets are merely a division of the Democratic Party’s media complex, along with CNN, MSNBC, and the traditional networks. The same kind of interlocking relationship that exists between the Republican Party, FOX, Big Oil, and the defense contractors. If it wasn’t true before, it is now.
The political class and their allies in the media seem to be taking all this a bit personally.
By Caitlin Dickson, Yahoo News
The past 72 hours have been a rollercoaster of emotions for Trump supporters — especially the millions who have bought into the web of online conspiracies that fall under the umbrella of QAnon.
Ever since a violent mob, including some with ties to the cultlike Q movement, invaded the U.S. Capitol in a failed attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election, Q believers have been trying to reconcile what did — and didn’t — happen in Washington this week with their own conspiracy-ridden world view.