According to Steven D’Antuono, formerly in charge of the FBI’s
Washington field office, there were
so many paid informants of the FBI at the infamous Jan. 6 Capitol
protest the bureau itself lost count of them-- and had to perform an audit to
determine exactly how many “Confidential Human Sources” run by the organization’s
various field offices were present that day. More recently, some reports indicate
that there were at least 200 federal agents or “undercover assets” present on
that fateful day.
It appears ever more likely that actual Trump supporters and
patriots were baited and led into a trap.
As someone once said, turnabout is fair play. Perhaps Trump supporters/MAGA types
and other patriots should dress up as Antifa and BLM members and start burning
down buildings and looting stores. On second thought, that won’t work. Recent
history shows that no one cares. More to the point, the vast majority of Trump
supporters couldn’t bring themselves to do these things, anyway.
Or maybe they could ditch the MAGA
hats and American flags and dress up as Democrats and go around the country—indeed
the world—proclaiming their disdain for the United States, its founding, and
the rubes in flyover country. Oh, wait. Actual Democrats already do that on a
Is this what we’ve come to? Is everything
we are allowed to see a hoax?
The answer to both questions seems to
be an unequivocal “yes.”
If this is indeed the case, how can we
proceed as a functional society?
“Jan. 6” wasn’t an “insurrection.” Far
from it. Nor has Trump been charged with inciting one. It was the nearly
inevitable result of a citizenry that had been mocked, demeaned and suppressed--
and who had reason to believe their votes had been rendered moot…or worse.
If those in power continue to use the
full breadth and depth of the government they control to harass, stymie, and
imprison their political opponents, we will not be a functioning society much
longer. The republic will be lost. The Shining City on a Hill will have slid
down into the vast, fetid Swamp…to be