Rioting at the Capitol: The Difference Between Rioting vs. Fighting For Your Rights
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, pro-Trump supporters broke inside of the Capitol. Trump supporters were furious about the decision of Biden to be the next President of the United States. Trump encouraged his followers to "walk down to the Capitol" because they can't win back America with weakness. This same statement is what let rioters push their way into the Capitol.
Once they broke in, they possessed the Capitol for almost four hours. They did not have enough force for them since they were White Americans.
The Capitol police are now "under fire" for the way it conducted the riot on Wednesday. The police opened up the gates for the rioters, which was caught on camera. The rioters were smiling the entire time of possessing the Capitol. They were not fearful of the outcomes because they knew their white privilege would save them from any consequences.
Rioting on the Capitol Is Not In Comparison to BLM ProtestThe question that everyone asks is, "How did D.C allow rioters to break into one of the most secure places? How did they break in when there is more police presence in D.C than anywhere else?" The rioters had less force than any Black Lives Matter protests because of their white privilege.
These rioters climbed up walls, destroyed and stole items in the building, and injured many officers and people. They were found with "5 firearms, including an assault rifle, two pipe bombs, and 11 Molotov cocktails". Yet, they had an easier time with the police. There was proof that some police officers took selfies with the protestors.
The Trump supporters rioted because their President is a sore loser. They could not handle the fact that their "leader" lost the election to a much better candidate. However, when Black people protest, they protest for their civil rights. They march for their equality and hope to get justice for their community.
The rioting at the Capitol and the BLM protest is entirely different because the rioters are using their white privilege and upholding their white supremacy. It is clear to the public that white people can use force, and the police will reward them with pictures, yet black people will be met with force when they try to get justice.
After the Capitol attack, Trump rewarded his followers for the destruction they caused through his tweet. His Tweet stated, "The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or mistreated in any way, shape, or form!!!". Trump was encouraging violence and the attack on the Capitol. He was putting people's lives in jeopardy because he can not handle defeat in his life.
Social Media Apps Banned Trump
Twitter permanently banned his account because his tweets were encouraging future violence. Twitter warned him about his first tweet, but he continued to go against the guidelines when he posted a tweet about skipping the inauguration. That tweet would spark more conflict and violence, so Twitter did not have any option but to ban Trump. Before the attack on the Capitol, Trump made previous tweets that violated Twitter's guidelines.
Facebook and Instagram also banned Trump until his presidency is over or indefinitely. They do not want Trump to encourage any more violence on his platform, so the ban is supposed to stop him from doing so.
Congress Threatens ImpeachmentTrump and his supporters taught us that sore losers never win the race or even the election. They are not wise people because an intelligent person accepts their defeat and moves on. However, Trump will not take his failure, even when Congress proved him incorrect several times.
After the riot, Congress reconfirmed that Biden was the winner of the election. Congress was furious with Trump and misused his trust with his followers. As a result, Nancy Pelosi "threatens Impeachment if Trump does not resign".
Congress should not only impeach Trump, but they should throw him in jail. Trump violated many laws and rules as a president, and he does not deserve any more leeway. He deserves to go to jail, similar to any person who commits crimes in America. He is never a president; instead, he was more like a dictator.
What are your opinions of the riot at Capitol Hill? How do you feel when the police used less force on the rioters than with the black community?