Reblog: NO — It Was NOT “Legitimate Discourse”!!!

Jill, in this very articulate post, has expressed the same anger, frustration, and amazement I feel about the insanity that has infected one of the two major political parties in the United States. So, I’ve decided to share it with my readers because her message needs to be spread far and wide to anyone who cares about the fate of the American democracy.

The Republican Party is claiming that the events of January 6th were merely “legitimate political discourse.”  Naturally, I disagree … strongly …

NO — It Was NOT “Legitimate Discourse”!!!

8 thoughts on “Reblog: NO — It Was NOT “Legitimate Discourse”!!!

  1. Marleen February 8, 2022 / 9:41 am

    This is a bit of a metaphor for the insurrection (speaking of a January rather than a December and 2021 rather than the other years herein). I don’t have a subscription to the Washington Post, but this is one of my favorite historians (the author).

    So all this Russian propaganda is untrue, but even if any of it were true, it would not justify invasions and threatened invasions. Is it meant to serve ideology or strategy? What we know for sure is that Russia’s leaders, whatever the ideology or strategy might be, believe in psychology. The one consistent element of Russian propaganda is that Russia has suffered and that it is the West’s fault — your fault. When Russia does something inexcusable, you are meant to be shocked, blame yourself and make concessions.

    Shock and guilt will not lead to peace. Security cannot be gained by chasing myths into a netherworld where Russians are always innocent, Ukrainians do not exist and Americans should take the blame for it all. If Russia gets what it wants by behaving badly and programming others to take the blame, expect more of the same in years to come. Time spent negotiating since December has helped bring Russian demands toward something that can be parsed, if not accepted. …..

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  2. robertcday February 8, 2022 / 11:01 am

    Is this the part where you define ‘legitimate discourse’, outline what happened, compare the two and then come to a conclusion? 🙂

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    • Fandango February 8, 2022 / 10:28 pm

      Thank YOU, Jill, for writing it. This deserves a wide audience.

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  3. Marleen February 11, 2022 / 5:36 am

    Many Americans don’t hear the ‘democracy in danger’ alarm

    The charges against the Oath Keepers have exposed just how much planning went into the Jan. 6 attack and how many guns were at the ready. That might come as a surprise if you’ve been watching Tucker Carlson [on Murdoch’s FOX]. NBC’s Mehdi Hasan asks, what’s it going to take to wake this country up?

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  4. Marleen February 13, 2022 / 4:26 pm

    Cenk’s Urgent Message to the Nation

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    • Marleen February 13, 2022 / 4:56 pm

      Navy is STILL Polluting Hawaii’s Water Supply

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