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We live in a Global Village: People interest over personal interest

These times of uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelming information, mean that many of us are seeking to find a sense of calmness.

On top of that, the global upheavals of a virulent pandemic, a very real climate crisis, the instability of economic and political powers and the emergence of anti-racist and anti-violent movements like Black Lives Matter and US Presidential Impeachment procedures are all issues that call to people to engage responsively with our world.

A mindfulness practice, the simple act of pausing, taking a breath and becoming aware of our mind, body and heart, may offer some respite as well as a way to support one’s desire for action.

 

J. Michael Dennis, ll.l., ll.m.

Strategic Systemic Planning… and Many Other Things

Trump will be acquitted again: Forget Impeachment, use the section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment reads as follow:

“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

Again, thanks to these Yellow Unscrupulous Republican Representatives, like for the first impeachment trial, there will be no conviction: Trump will be acquitted again.

The suggestion that the Senate will censure Trump for aiding and abetting the January 6, 2021 insurrection falls far short of what is required to see justice done.

What is required is keeping Trump from having access to high office ever again, disqualifying this dangerous and scheming individual for the 2024 presidential election and, and Section 3 of the 14th Amendment provides that remedy.

 

J. Michael Dennis, ll.l., ll.m.

Strategic Systemic Planning… and Many Other Things

 

These are the Ignorant Bouffons of The Clown In Chief Donald J. Trump

Many of the rioters and protesters of the siege of the US Capitol on January 6 looked an awful lot like these Republican congressmen and senators supporting their now infamous egomaniac narcissist leader, this coalition of willing deadbeats, QAnon enthusiasts, right-wing extremists, insurrectionists and MMA fans claiming that the presidential election of last November and the country had been stolen from them.

Exiting the Capitol, some rioters and protesters left the building happy, grinning, pumping their fists in triumph. And then, like nothing happened, dressed in furs and anti-Semitic T-shirts, they went back to their life crying for a beer and curly fries, chewing tobacco, tractor pulls, YouPorn, cornhole, mobile home, big gulps and cousin-marriage.

More Than a Lowlifes Deadbeats Insurrection

Don’t be fooled: The January 6 Capitol insurrectionists represent a bigger slice of white America than just the low-class knuckle-draggers came from all over the country on their Bouffon in Chief, Donald J. Trump. Many of the rioters and protesters were middle class, some of them sloppy thinking professionals and business people like their Republican representatives supporting and promoting Trump’s lies and political and doctrinal heresy.

As authorities continue to book protesters and rioters for criminal offenses that may eventually include sedition and murder, we are learning more about the January 6 crowd’s profile and these people who have embraced the QAnon religion and falling under Trump’s spell, answered his call to violence. Many of the rioters and protesters, in Trump’s words, only “the best and most serious people,” “the real patriots”.

There were people like: Bradley Rukstales, a tech CEO in suburban Chicago now facing charges of illegally entering the Capitol “with the intent of and impeding government business”; the retired Air Force officer Larry Rendall Brock Jr, Republican state legislator Derrick Evans; Aaron Mostofksy, the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge; the olympic gold medalist Klete Keller and; the former Midland, Texas, mayoral candidate Jenny Cudd.

Indeed, imbecility is not the privilege of the poor and miserable

Then there are the ranks of those who have not been charged yet, people like: Donald Trump Jr; Eric Trump; Rudy Giuliani and; all these known republican politicians, politically motivated, like Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan, Lindsey Graham and others who, willfully and knowingly, pretending that this protest was the result of the people exercising their First Amendment Right to protest and challenge an “Illegal and Fraudulent” presidential election did, knowing better, support and encourage the rioters.

There are even more of these “best and most serious people,” these “real patriots” that may face charges, people like this Seattle doctor storming of the Capitol; this former Republican state representative, who resigned his adjunct professor position at a college after posting a video of the melee; this California physician who reading a speech inside the Capitol; this Texas attorney having posted a video from inside the Capitol and so on and so on …

Yes, any of the rioters and protesters who filled Washington’s Hotels to capacity on the days preceding the riot of January 6 and made the Grand Hyatt’s lobby their after-action lounge were not hillbillies coming out from Dogpatch. Many, came from the Republican professional and political classes only to fuel the rampage with their organizational skills and reputations, arguing that they only invaded the Capitol to exercise their First Amendment rights to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

This riot never has been a First Amendment Issue and will never be

Nowhere does the First Amendment empower citizens to bull their way through a line of police causing murderous injury, shatter windows and break doors, make violent threats and disrupt governments. The masses who broke into the Capitol on January 6 clearly broke the law. Nowhere does the First Amendment empower citizens, not even the President of the United States, to incite, encourage and participate in a Coup or an insurrection of any kind.

This was a coup orchestrated by Donald J. Trump and supported by too many of his no balls and braindead politician supporters considering only one thing: their own personal political interest.

What happened on January 6, 2021 is wrong, immoral, illegal and criminal

Yes, there was plenty of class resentment and political resentment at play at the Capitol on January 6 but, in no way, it is possible for anyone in his right mind to justify what happened. People were killed, people were hurt. the government was disturbed and democracy under attack. Nancy Pelosi and Mike pence would have been captured, they would have been hanged.

No doubt about it; the intention was there!

Such a conduct by Trump’s supporters, whatever their background, wherever they are coming from, whatever their social and political status, can only contribute to more resentment, more division and more violence. Such a conduct will never change the result of the 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden is the righteous President Elect duly elected and Donald J. Trump is still and will always be what he had always been, a moron and total asshole.

This is not an excuse, but what happened on January 6 was not just a revolution by the powerless, the pathetic and the rural. This is the result of people, both citizens and politicians, having been radicalized, maybe irreversibly, by the Moron in Chief of the United States of America that is Donald J. Trump.

Wake up people!

 

J. Michael Dennis Syndicated Columnist … and other things