So many lies led to the riots in Washington last Wednesday. Now, new lies have appeared on the right-wing Internet to defend the irresistible force. The cheering part of President Trump is desperately trying to bury the riot in his memory.
Speaking of memories, let us go back in time. A week ago, in a “reliable source” television broadcast, Timothy Snyder, the author of “On Tyranny,” warned: “We are now moving dangerously towards the realm of big lies.” He said: “The idea that Mr. Biden did not win the election is a big lie. This is a big lie, because you have to doubt all kinds of evidence to believe it. This is a big lie because of you. It’s a big lie to have to believe in a huge one, because if you believe it, it requires you to take radical actions, so this is a way for us to truly move towards authoritarianism and democracy. “
Wednesday is the peak-maybe it is. Every day, there is more evidence of this kind of attack. Still need more reports. I agree with Yashar Ali, who said on Sunday night: “I think we only know 5% of the story of the uprising.”
But we also need to look forward. As Jake Tapper said at the end of Sunday’s “Soviet Socialist Republic”: “Will there be any consequences? Will Kevin McCarthy continue to be the leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives?” Ted Cruz ) And Josh Hawley are “only allowed to take over their committee tasks and move on? What about the President of the United States? On January 19, he will be allowed to fly away from Washington to spend his time? Enjoying on the golf course and spreading more lies through the TV network is also part of the crime of treason?”
Tapper concluded: “What will happen to us? If we continue to pretend to be the leader who played an important role in this attempted coup, in this terrorist attack, we will eventually do well without any consequences? January 2021 Remembering the 6th is just the beginning?”
Is Wednesday the peak season or is it just beginning?
This is what brought me back to Snyder, whose book soared to number one on Amazon. He wrote a cover story for the New York Times next week, which has been published online. This story is another warning, and it inspired the headline of the newsletter tonight.
Snyder wrote: “A lie is better than a liar.” “After Hitler came to power, Germany lost the idea of World War I in 1918 due to a Jewish’back stab’. It has been 15 years since. 15 years from now, how will Trump’s victimization myth play a role in American lives? Benefit?”
He concluded: “The United States will not survive the separation of liars from power alone. It needs to carefully reform the media and commit to facts, treating them as public interest.” Continue reading…
Trump will be impeached, unless…
Now, CNN.com’s headlines say that the House of Representatives “will act quickly after impeachment if its push for the 25th amendment fails.”
Wolf Blitzer said on the plane Sunday night: “This will be the second time that any US president has been impeached.”
→The big picture: More than 104 hours have passed since Trump instigated the Capitol riots. He is still in the office.