Yesterday’s unprecedented chaos in Washington, D.C., was one of the darkest moments in our history. Here are some of my thoughts on it:
1) I remember watching President Trump take a dump on the first presidential debate a few months ago and thinking that my disgust with a politician would never be exceeded. That was nothing compared to what I saw today, which will go down in history as one of our ugliest moments ever, and probably the worst since Kent State. What a surprise: our most vulgar man gave us our most vulgar episode. Anyone who thinks America, or the Republican Party, improved over, and is stronger because of these past four years, is completely, utterly delusional, and if you still need more proof then I can’t help you. I’m really having a difficult time thinking of parallels for this nation that don’t involve the untenable Austro-Hungarian Empire, or Yugoslavia. Trump succeeded only in dividing this country into two groups: one he pushed over the edge, and the other he led over the edge. He has left us in a most desperate state, and now it’s time he just left us.
2) “He’s a chaos candidate, and he’ll be a chaos president.” — Jeb Bush, 2016.
3) I’m listening to all these media outlets and well-meaning people on social media lamenting what’s happening to “our country” and “our institutions” and “our democracy” and they don’t realize it’s not plural possessive anymore. What you’re seeing isn’t sedition, it’s secession. It’s two countries sharing — nay, fighting over one government for the right to rule over the other, and the other not wanting any part of it because they don’t get anything out of it. The left gave us cultural secession. The right wants the naturally resulting political version. What we’ll all get instead is repression. If you’re a prayerful person, now’s the time to start praying, if you haven’t already.
4) “The acts of the flesh are obvious: … hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy… I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
— Galatians 5:19-22
5) Jews and Palestinians over in Israel are watching the US on television like “Yo, these people really don’t know how to get along!”
6) We have a gubernatorial election this year in New Jersey, and there’s another one in Virginia. Do you think things a) got easier for Republicans in these states as a result of yesterday, b) got harder, or c) nothing changed?
Hint: There’s only one right answer, and it starts with the letter ”b.”
7) Trump cultists for the last two months, up to January 6: “Just want until January 6! We’re all going down to DC for the rally of all rallies! We will be heard! Trump will be certified!”
Same people the next morning: “That was all ANTIFA!”
8) “They who live by the sword die by the sword.” – J.C.