An assault on the body that said no. The body being the capitol. The will of the majority of American people. After years of riling up misogynist, white supremacists through his hate rallies, they rampaged the target their supreme leader commanded them to seize control. Crazed women in there, too. Black and brown men in there, too. It’s called internalized misogyny . Internalized racism. It’s Stockholm syndrome.
INSURRECTION “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government” M-W
Rioting against the certified outcome of an election VS Protesting for civil rights and the right to live free, the right for the same protections extended to white Americans. Getting the benefit of the doubt.
A Zombie movie came to life https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/us-capitol-riots-in-pictures-1.4452231
Rioters calling for “heads on pikes” https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJz4jlDFTl9/?igshid=3kujmqmrvn74
Brainwashed, indoctrinated cult followers. Misunderstanding their cult for “America”. Replacing the American flag with a trump flag. Believing they’re the “True Patriots” while following a dictator who subverts democracy and the rule of law.
“We’re not asking you to shoot them like you shoot us we’re asking you NOT to shoot us like you DON’T shoot them!” https://twitter.com/Lesdoggg/status/1347113624226066434
Blue Lives Matter contradictions https://twitter.com/johnismay/status/1346978472850317312?s=21
Officer crushed in doorway https://twitter.com/joshscampbell/status/1347749675777011714?s=21
Pro-Trump rioters smeared poop in U.S. Capitol hallways during belligerent attack https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-capitol-riot-poopers-20210107-prlsqytyabgdhnexushotl4nam-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3DU4w5wVVsxd4kZZrFnClIbO69RZNTuHKSwMpQZ_LQO_47bzvDbYpGEnQ
Fact check: Viral images compare handling of Black Lives Matter protests and Capitol riot https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/01/07/fact-check-photos-compare-handling-of-blm-protest-capitol-riot/6578562002/
Shocking Photos of the Violent Riots Occurring at the U.S. Capitol https://people.com/politics/dc-protest-photos-us-capitol-pro-trump-riots/?slide=12c34d98-86fe-4216-a5bc-8ca32d255e6b#12c34d98-86fe-4216-a5bc-8ca32d255e6b
The ‘QAnon shaman’ from Arizona at the heart of the Capitol riots – Posed with Giuliani https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jake-angeli-qanon-shaman-arizona-115733120.html?guccounter=1
Exit Polls Point to the Power of White Patriarchy Some people who have historically been oppressed will stand with their oppressors. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/04/opinion/election-2020-exit-polls.html
The White Man’s Audacity
When pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol Building, it showed, yet again, what the white man thinks he deserves. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a35162797/capitol-trump-insurrection-white-mans-audacity/
“Women Overcame the Toxic Masculinity that Defined the Trump Presidency. Then It Was Displayed Anew. While women channeled their activism into progress, men took out their grievances on democracy https://billmoyers.com/story/women-overcame-the-toxic-masculinity-that-defined-the-trump-presidency-the-19th-news/
The Macho Appeal of Donald Trump
“Though a majority of Latino voters favor Democrats, Hispanic men are a small but enduring part of Trump’s base. Those supporters see him as forceful, unapologetic and a symbol of economic success. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/us/politics/trump-macho-appeal.html