The not-so-elite elites in American society will never be able to just say they were wrong. For four months, they have continued to lie to us about the January 6 peaceful protests in the US Capitol. The lies continue even as the court cases against the “insurrectionists” continue to fall apart. The longer that Joe Biden continues to have the FBI jail and torture Trump supporters, the less valid the regime’s claims about January 6th appear. The “insurrection” was so bad, according to the government, that they can’t even allow you to view the footage of it.
You might think that you’ve seen a lot of footage from 1/6 by now, but you haven’t. Most of the video clips and still photos that are publicly available were taken by either journalists on the scene, or by people participating in the peaceful Capitol LARP-and-Selfies Tour. That doesn’t really give us the full sense of what happened during the protest. No single person or journalist was able to be in many places at once, obviously. Therefore, we don’t have a clear picture of exactly what happened and when it happened, after all these months.
Joe Biden says the protest was the worst “attack on our democracy” since the Civil War. You know – the Civil War where well over half a million people died? Various Members of Congress and dumb TV people have said that the Capitol protest was worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the 1991 sequel to “Highlander.”
Just for the record, when the Capitol was “breached” on January 6th, no Member of Congress was urinated on. No one was called a “honky” while being forced to eat off the floor in solitary confinement. No one was zip tied before having their eyeball punched out of the socket.
All of those things have happened to Trump supporters who calmly walked into the Capitol on January 6th. That’s their daily treatment at the hands of the nasty, bigoted guards in the stinks-like-San-Francisco DC prison where the “innocent until proven guilty” protesters are being held without bail. All for the alleged crime of disrupting a public meeting for about four hours.
Here’s an interesting thing about those four hours: The US Capitol Police operate a highly sophisticated security camera system in the Capitol building. It covers every hallway, every room, every nook and cranny of the building. And over the four-hour period on January 6th when our velvet-gloved Congress was interrupted from certifying a clearly fraudulent election, that camera system recorded more than 14,000 hours of total combined footage.
Those cameras recorded everything that happened inside the building on January 6th, from multiple angles. Capitol Police turned over all of the footage to the Department of Justice and the FBI. You and I have never seen any of that unedited footage, to date. The reason for that is because the FBI won’t release it despite Freedom of Information Act requests and despite that defense attorneys for the jailed Trump supporters would like to see it.
As for the defense attorneys, they all say that the footage will contain exculpatory evidence that their clients need at trial. The DOJ prosecutors are making the outrageous claim that if the public – or even the defense attorneys – see this footage, it will “cause more violence.”
All of the court hearings that have taken place so far have been virtual, which has prevented the press from seeing any of the footage. 14 different news organizations asked for access to the footage after a hearing last week, but the Justice Department continues to stonewall.
Why don’t they want us to see it? Most likely because the protest was not an insurrection, and because the footage will show that many of the “suspects” are cases of mistaken identity.
Remember the police officer who was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher, only to later have it revealed that he died of a stroke? The DOJ is still trying to prosecute two men for the officer’s death, claiming that bear spray caused him to have a stroke. The heavily edited and shaky “video” of this that the FBI released shows a guy spraying something at a cop. It’s completely unclear whether the cop was the one who died of a stroke, or whether the guy spraying something at the cop was even one of the two suspects.
It’s all smoke and mirrors – and the government doesn’t want you to see a clear picture of what really happened.