January 6th

Election Fraud And January 6th: A Tale Of Two Narratives

Assume for a moment that there really was a coup, but that it hadn’t been fully consolidated.  Wouldn’t those who had illegitimately assumed control be working hard to consolidate their power and eliminate potential opposition?  After all, Stalin, after taking power in the Russian Revolution set about systematically eliminating anyone who might pose a threat to him.  He even went so far as to send an assassin to Mexico to eliminate Leon Trotsky, who was killed with a climber’s ice axe through his temple. 

Who are the Oath Keepers?

As the financial guys say: Past performance is the best predictor of future behavior.  So, what have the Oath Keepers done in the past?  They’ve defended the property rights of private citizens, protested an election that half of America thinks was stolen and accused Biden of being a Chinese puppet.  Stewart Rhodes must have learned a thing or two about the Constitution at Yale Law.  All of his organization’s past activities have been entirely consistent with the Constitution — freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, property rights, and government by the people

The January 6 Narrative Is Starting To Unravel

In August of 2021, the FBI said there was no evidence of a coordinated attack on the Capitol.  Now, in January of 2022, the FBI is saying that Rhodes organized teams to conduct an armed paramilitary operation to prevent congressional certification of the vote.  There’s just one problem: It never happened.  Except for the activities of Ray Epps, who is no longer wanted by the FBI, there was no coordination at all of the mob at the Capitol.  Stewart Rhodes was present, but he never entered the Capitol, and like the other Oath Keepers present, he was unarmed. 

Is Ray Epps The Key?

The deep state is behaving like any other criminal enterprise. Success leads to hubris and their adventures get bolder and bolder. The deep state has already affected an election outcome. How swollen do you suppose their ego has become? But eventually hubris meets nemesis. They go too far. They take too many chances, and are exposed. Was January 6 the operation that went too far? Was stealing an election not enough? Did they have to discredit all conservatives as well?

Were The Events Of January Sixth An Insurrection?

Since everyone is giving their opinion on what an insurrection is, I am going to go ahead and throw in my two cents. The year long Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 are an insurrection. They looted and burned local businesses. They vandalized and burnt down government buildings. More people were killed during these riots than what they call “insurrection day”.