Calls for unity don’t mean anything unless there’s accountability.
It’s hard when looking at detail of what happened three weeks ago over in America and not be sickened by it.
The world moves faster than ever as does news but this can’t be let go of quickly.
This was an insurrection, incited by the former president and his cronies. the white supremacists that charged on the capitol that left five people dead, had the intention of killing members of Congress along with stealing information. They openly admitted it online and bragged about it. Listen to AOC’s account of her experience and the fact that her life was put under threat.
This is unacceptable.
And just because they didn’t succeed in their plan doesn’t mean they should be let off the hook.
Just because some of them claim that they had no ill intention doesn’t mean they should be let off the hook either. This was the capitol they marched on, you can’t just do that.
Just imagine if this wasn’t white supremacists. The systemic racism on display could not be any more blatant.
The culture needs to stop coddling criminals.
A precedent needs to be set. Otherwise you are practically sending out an invite for this kind of thing to happen again.
* For more details, I highly recommend the Gaslit Nation podcast.