If anyone thought that the deadly insurrection that took place on January 6th in Washington, D.C., was a transitory affair that concluded when the rioters were driven from the Capitol, think again. That was just the opening salvo in a battle that is still ongoing. And it is a battle that Donald Trump and his Republican confederates intend to exploit for as long as possible, causing as much harm as they can. Never mind how delusional they have become about all of it.
As evidence of the Trumpian right’s determination to wage another civil war, witness the remarks by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-QAnon) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, on Friday. His speech was a call to arms to the CPACers, aimed at whipping up their already seething hostility and hatred for fellow Americans (i.e. Democrats and liberals) that he, and most other CPAC speakers, viciously and falsely malign as Marxists and communists (which they couldn’t define if their lives depended on it). Brooks ranted that…
“Our choice is simple. We can surrender and submit, or we can fight back as our ancestors have done. Think for a moment about our ancestors who fought at Valley Forge. They didn’t fight the British, they fought for survival. Twelve thousand Continental soldiers arrived. Five, six months later two thousand had died.
“Think about what they went through. Burying your brothers, your fathers, your sons. Ten to fifteen a day, every day for six months. That’s the kind of sacrifice that we have to think about. And I ask you: are you willing to fight for America? Are you willing to fight for America? Well, the choice is simple. This is how you fight for America. This is what America needs you to do.”
Rep. Mo Brooks at CPAC:
"Our choice is simple: we can surrender and submit, or we can fight back… Think for a moment about our ancestors who fought at Valley Forge… that's the kind of sacrifice we have to think about, and I ask you: are you willing to fight for America?" pic.twitter.com/IkqEbCOApm
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 9, 2021
When the inevitable violence that this sort of rhetoric incites comes about, Brooks can’t pretend that he was speaking metaphorically. He is drawing a straight line from wartime events that resulted in thousands of fatalities, to the specific actions he is imploring his audience to take. It is not unlike his remarks on January 6th prior to the assault on the Capitol when Brooks said that “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.” This is the guy that Trump has endorsed for the Senate in Alabama.
Make no mistake, violent insurrection is the goal of Trump and the anti-American, QAnon seditionists of the Republican Party. The Justice Department has recognized the potential dangers that are being fueled by this toxic pseudo-populism. And the nation must remain vigilant and determined to insure that democracy prevails over the domestic terrorism and totalitarianism of the today’s Trumpified GOP.
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7 thoughts on “At Trump Insurrection Convention GOP Rep Says to Prepare to Sacrifice Your Lives”
MarkNC — I don’t think I understand “tags”. Just wrote something to publish on DailyKos (major anxiety!) They want hashtags, so I tried, but really don’t quite get it. Like, was I s’pised to put that # rhing in front of each 1? I didn’t. Used; between, but they didn’t show up after, so it’s just a big mess of letters. LOL I had stopped submitting & should’ve stayed stopped!
Relax. Tags are simple. They are just keywords that relate to items in the story. You don’t need to type the “#” symbol.
Mo Brooks & the rest of them should’ve been dealt with harshly for Jan 6th, for inciting the violence that followed! This kind of shit is what happens when there’s no retribution, or accountability for such treasonous actions. Considered permission to continue. Look at all the assholery Rethugs have done since. They have zero remorse for anything & they just keep lying, pushing the crowds to be violent & making them think they are ” heroic”, “saving USA”, etc. Far from truth, but nothing is ever done about any of it! Where the hell is Dem leadership? Where’s Biden on this? It would be goid if he’d just address the issue of Rethugs inciting violence with lies. (I know he’s busy, but ..!) Someone needs to “counterattack” the verbal attack on fellow Americans by 1 party of sedition who’s destroying democracy in order to take all power & rule OVER all of us!
If I yell, “Fire!” in crowded theater, would do much less harm than what goes on at these “jackass rallies for brainwashed fools”! So how come we all know free speech doesn’t allow yelling fire, but allows party of losers to promote more violence?! And they have history of doing so!
Should just “Lock ’em up!”
Just like on Jan 6th, when Trump scurried back to safety of WH to watch with glee the violent mob he sent to Capitol…Mo, Trump & all the rest won’t be IN the battle with those people who, like on 6th, believe all the lies they’re fed!
(Sigh of relief) Ok, Thank you. So is whatever one thinks might be keywords to list & that a reader or researcher might plug in to search for things that refer to whatever they plug-in? Is discretionary then & no hard, fast rules of what to list?
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