Reblog: January 6th Anniversary — Demand Accountability!

I’m reblogging Jill’s post because I believe she has very effectively expressed the anger and frustration that those of us who were shocked and outraged by what happened in Washington, DC one year ago today are feeling. The true perpetrators, those who planned and encouraged what led to the siege upon the Capitol Building remain unpunished. And as long as they go unaccountable and unpunished for the horror they wrought that day — their efforts to overthrow the democratic underpinnings that have enabled our republic to survive and to be the world’s oldest democracy — will continue unabated.

Please take a moment to read Jill’s post. This is important.

Today is January 6th 2022, exactly one year after the insurrection, riots, attempted coup, or whatever terminology you choose to use, at the U.S. …

January 6th Anniversary — Demand Accountability!

9 thoughts on “Reblog: January 6th Anniversary — Demand Accountability!

  1. Marilyn Armstrong January 6, 2022 / 12:38 pm

    I reblogged it too. She said it all. We’ve never apologized to our Natives of former slaves or really, anyone. Why should this be any different?

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  2. Marleen January 6, 2022 / 1:04 pm

    We can’t continue like before, brushing stuff under the carpet [¿bombing?] and saying we should look to the future (only).

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    • Marleen January 6, 2022 / 3:37 pm

      I want to bring over something, from the comments there, by Ellen.

      January 6, 2022 at 9:13 am

      Excellent and eloquent! In Franklin D. Roosevelt’s January 6, 1941 State of the Union address, better known as the Four Freedoms Speech, are these words : “The future and safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders.” He was, as you know, referring to Adolf Hitler’s quest to dominate the world but if one substitutes “far beyond” with ‘well within’ the same may be said of January 6, 2021. The January 6th Committee must present incontrovertible proof […] lest our democracy becomes but crumbled pages of history. [….]

      I added the boldface.

      Reply from me:

      January 6, 2022 at 5:21 pm
      I’m so glad you shared this. (I will now remember this specific date for more than one dire reason) So true! Hitler was, at heart (can be seen in his writing), an anarchist. He only got into government after his initially smaller violent effort outside it wasn’t successful enough for him. We, of course, have (and have had for decades) examples inside and outside of office trying to take down our democracy (to whatever degree we are a democracy). We need to be alert and act!

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  3. Marleen January 6, 2022 / 1:51 pm

    “Did you kill your husband?”

    “I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.”

    Duh … it really doesn’t take a high-paid lawyer, a judge or jury to know that this person did, indeed, kill her husband!

    Even the husband doesn’t have to answer if the question the wife is asked is “Did you kill your lover?” He doesn’t have to testify against his wife. I don’t think that’s in the constitution, but it’s our tradition or is in the law books. I really wonder about the propriety of that practice. But it is good not to require someone to testify against their own position. They do have to show up, though, for questioning — and answer specifically to EACH question. A defendant or person of interest can’t phone in their “5th amendment” as a senate member phones in (not constitutionally) a filibuster (good news on that front that the rules will at least be restored such that filibustering requires active participation); our Senate can rather easily change their (superfluous) rules, but the need for “the rule” of law and courts must not be decimated. Meanwhile, an example of the purpose for the right not to incriminate oneself would be something like the UAE forcing a prisoner to sign a confession he can’t even read (in Arabic) and which isn’t true or clear enough as to what he did do and didn’t do.

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    • Marleen January 6, 2022 / 3:49 pm

      * A defendant or person of interest can’t phone in their “5th amendment” as a senate member phones in (not constitutionally) a filibuster (good news on that front that the rules will at least be restored such that filibustering requires active participation); our Senate can rather easily change their (superfluous) rules, but the need for “the rule” of law and courts must not be decimated. […]

      >> (good news on that front that the rules will possibly at least be restored such that filibustering requires active participation)

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  4. bushboy January 6, 2022 / 2:13 pm

    I cannot believe that this was celebrated!!!!! You folk are weird…..OK not everyone

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 6, 2022 / 10:51 pm

      Yeah, not everyone here is weird, but way too many live on Earth 2 it seems.

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  5. Marleen January 8, 2022 / 12:17 pm

    https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/no-stealthy-escape-for-cyber-ninjas-says-judge-130416197689

    No stealthy escape for Cyber Ninjas, says judge

    Ali Velshi reports on the judge in the Cyber Ninjas public records request case losing patience with the contractor for not complying with an order to release documents requested by the Arizona Republic, and imposing a $50,000 per day fine until they do whether the company itself is dissolved or not. Jan. 7, 2022

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