This is Why You Can’t Take Coverage of January 6th Seriously
Justice Samuel Alito and his family are in hiding.
Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh have had protestors outside their homes day and night. The other conservative justices are also being harassed.
On Twitter, progressives are calling for the assassination of Supreme Court Justices and Twitter is not turning off their accounts.
A progressive group started circulating online a map of where all the conservative justices live.
Can you imagine the press coverage if it was conservatives showing up at homes of progressive justices?
I’ve written critically of what happened on January 6th and condemned it. I repeatedly wrote critically of President Trump always seeking to fan flames instead of calming them, including when he walked across Lafayette Park to the church and held up a Bible.
It needs to be noted that many of the members of the media, pundit class, elected Democrats, and progressive activists who were furious then are either silent now or refusing to condemn this hostility to the Supreme Court Justices.
It is very hard to take seriously the condemnatory tone of coverage of January 6th when the same people condemning that will not condemn this.
It is against federal law to attempt to intimidate federal judges. Where is Attorney General Garland? Where is the President? They have the chance to turn down the temperature.
But time and time again, whether it is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez saying the United States is running concentration camps and inspiring a man to firebomb an ICE facility and die or Maxine Waters urging protestors to get violent, etc. the press mostly (not all of them thankfully) turn a blind eye or make excuses.
There is never a reason to protest outside a private residence. I’ve condemned both the right and the left for doing that. The silence of so many on the left at this moment is rather deafening.
For those of you furious about January 6th, if this is how you’re going to act now, you are setting precedents for the post-Christian right you will come to regret.
This weekend let's march in front of Joe's home in Rehoboth beach with signs made of empty ice cream cartons that say Hey hey, Ho ho, Supreme Court protesters Gotta go
Maybe we ought to remind Grandpa Dementia that "silence is violence". Or must we wait until there is very real bloodshed, every drop of which will be on the President's hands, before he starts taking the situation seriously?
We KNOW that there's no point in expecting the Department of (In)Justice to bestir itself away from persecuting people accused of misdemeanors on January 6th in the name of tarring all conservatives and Republicans (they're not one and the same) with the "insurrectionist" tag, and parents concerned about their children's miseducation with the "domestic terrorist" one to start showing concern about a situation which could explode the very real powder keg America's no longer civil society has become.
I have never been more alienated from and fearful of my government than I am today.