With Insurrection in the Capitol How Do I Blog About Cycling?

What’s taking place in our country right now is heartbreaking. Our president is fomenting insurrection.

So called patriots (terrorists, really) are breaking windows, entering the U.S. Capitol and threatening violence. They were smiling and high-fiving each other like it was some sort of party. A woman who was shot inside the building earlier today has died. This on a day that is sacred to our constitution, our democracy…

This is not how I was raised. Not what I learned in school. Not what this country is about. And our president is doing nothing? In fact he said he loved these people. Oh, and by the way Mr. Trump, there’s still a pandemic raging that is killing thousands of people a day.

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley just said (and based on the tweet I just saw from Trump I agree), that he thinks Trump is sick. “Out of his mind” is what an unnamed source close to Trump just said.

How do I blog about cycling after seeing and hearing this? I can’t. It would cheapen or lessen what’s occurring.

I don’t have thousands of followers so I understand that I, unlike others who do, won’t necessarily make an impact by writing what I’m writing. But I have to “say” something.

I’m a registered Democrat. Two of my closest friends are registered Republicans. But…we are AMERICANS FIRST AND FOREMOST. We like the friendly discourse we have over politics, especially after a few shots of tequila.

These people though, including our president and a few other political leaders, are not about balance. They are about taking care of themselves and their cronies. They don’t give a shit about us!

At least Vice-President Pence had some guts and told these crazies to leave. That took courage. Thank you Mr. Vice President! Unfortunately they’re not listening, though. On one hand I hope they do go home and on the other I think that maybe their attention will only be grabbed by being arrested. Or worse.

AS President Bush just wrote, and I paraphrase, this is what happens in banana republics, not what happens in a true democracy. There is now talk about invoking the 25th amendment. I hope the cabinet does that.

This man is no longer fit to hold office!

It’s time to pray for our country. Blogging about cycling will have to wait.

Godspeed to you all and please stay safe!

4 thoughts on “With Insurrection in the Capitol How Do I Blog About Cycling?”

  1. Excellent point and post. I would go so far as calling it a coup attempt. A private army attempting to seize Congress in order to allow that army’s leader to remain in power after losing an election sounds like a coup to me. Fortunately, they appear not to have been as well-armed as their leadership had encouraged. I read an exhortation to bring at least a rifle, a handgun, two knives, and as much ammunition as you could carry. Then again, this may have only been round one. This is one of those events that I call appalling but not surprising.

  2. Amen. This is the sad effect of Trump and the ~25 yrs of misinformation and disinformation that made his election possible.

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