Paul Jay – theAnalysis.news
The disarray in the American political system, whose name is Trump, is coming to an end. He was Wall St.’s cash cow, and now it’s time to dispose of him as he descends into full-on madness. The billionaires, the financial elites, and their political minions fed Trump’s starving giant ego for four years, got what they wanted in tax cuts and deregulation, and now it’s time to move on.
This is accomplished by Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Pence who have tired of eating Trump’s excrement and set a trap that The Donald walked into, blinded by his adoring fans and delusions of grandeur. While everyone knew for weeks the protest on January 6th was planned and would likely be raucous, the Capitol Hill police, who answer to Congress, which means McConnell, were not put on high alert. Additional police resources were not put in place even though the Mayor of DC pleaded for it, and of course, the protesters marched into Congress almost unimpeded.
McConnell, Graham, and Pence knew it was time to dump Trump, especially after the loss in Georgia, and had already made it clear they would approve Biden’s certification. They needed to find a way to sink Trump to keep their financial and corporate clients happy and break his hold on the Republican Party.
The images of the “storming of Congress” was a manipulated piece of theatre that pulled off the real coup that almost everyone wanted, that is the end of Trump.
Perhaps even Chuck Schumer was in on it, credit him with the most exaggerated and nonsensical rhetoric, calling January 6th a day that will live in infamy, on the scale of Pearl Harbor. In fact, the crowds were smaller than expected, and once the order was given to the police to disperse them, it didn’t take all that long to accomplish.
I’m only going on what I saw on TV, but most of the crowd seemed to be wandering around the halls of Congress like tourists, gaping at the statues. The more militant group seems small, and most of that was pushing and shoving and a few broken windows, although it was reported that a policeman died the next day from injuries suffered in the scuffle. No doubt it seemed terrifying for police officers, staff, and members of Congress, but words like sedition, insurgency, and such are just an attempt to intimidate the members of Congress that were still hitching their wagons to Trump’s grotesque megalomania. Insurrections require guns, sections of the military, not just a crowd of angry people.
(PJ: since writing this commentary, it’s clear that the riot was much more violent than it first seemed. The intent of the “vanguard” of the riot was to cause as much mayhem and destruction as they could and more lives could well have been lost. None of this changes the basic thesis of this piece, that McConnell who was the “boss” of the Senate Sargent At Arms, who was the “boss” of the Capitol Police, knew this was all likely to happen and decided not to beef up security).
After four years of groveling, McConnell planned the day not to praise Caesar but to bury him, and the mission seems to have been accomplished. Now, the GOP leaders can continue to build their far-right, criminal party with a less insane face and even more dangerous leader.
In all likelihood, the Democrats will do very little to make people’s lives significantly better, as the party’s main leadership answers to their own set of Wall St and corporate lords. If this is what the next four years are about, get ready for another version of Trump. The political forces that brought you The Donald are the same as those that created Ronald Reagan. They aren’t going anywhere.
There should be an investigation of the leaders of Congress who allowed this all to take place. Perhaps then the words sedition would be applicable. Even on the grounds of stopping a Covid super spreader event, there should have been more security. The full death toll from all this won’t be known for a few weeks.
Of course, Trump should be charged with inciting a riot and responsibility for the five fatalities. But he shouldn’t be in the dock all alone. Yes, impeach him, use the 25th amendment, get rid of the malignancy. But it won’t deal with the systemic cancer that eats at American society.