It’s really hard to put into words how painful it was to watch the events that unfolded in the U.S. Capitol yesterday. I’m just a spectator from across the pond in Germany and still I’m so worried. Worried for the friends I have over there, worried about this beautiful country, and worried about the state of the world as a whole witnessing these things.
The single most enraging, yet entirely unsurprising thing for me was the stark display of systemic racism, seeing how white thugs were able to stage a coup in the houses of the legislative branch incited by sitting, traitorous president and law enforcement didn’t stop them. Had a group of Black and Brown people attempted something like this, U.S. law enforcement would have massacred them without hesitation, I have no doubt about it.
Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers did good monologues about the insurrection:
If this insurrection doesn’t have palpable legal consequences for Donald Trump and all of his enablers, supporters, Fox News, and the insurgents who stormed and ransacked the Capitol buildings, this is going to happen again, and next time, they will be organised better, more violent, and more people will die before it’s stopped, if it’s stopped.
I’m also acutely aware that the right wing forces in Germany will use this as a rallying cry and a blueprint for their next attempt to take control here and it makes my blood boil. There have already been messages from conservative German politicians making excuses, downplaying the events, and engaging in whataboutism. We’re going to see the repercussions of this over here in a very short while and we’ll have to be vigilant. I have no fucks left to give for any quarter offered to intolerant right wing fucks or believers of conspiracy myths.