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PostHow Can So Many be Duped by a Disgraced Leader? (Henry Levin, USA, 01/16/22 6:10 am)
Francisco Ramírez (January 15th) gave an excellent and sensible interpretation of January 6th.
It also reveals a mythic view of the symbolism of "democracy" when so many can be duped by a disgraced and dishonest "leader" with a complete absence of evidence on the purported scam that is at the heart of Republican justification.
We all ought to be ashamed that the democratic claims of our nation can be undermined by such an obvious perversion.
JE comments: I cannot understand the attempts to downplay the gravity of January 6th, 2021. At the same time, I confess that my dislike for Trump wouldn't be any less had there been no insurrection/riot/disturbance.
The DC "thing" of January 6th has become an intensifier of one's take on Trump: those who loathe him have the perfect "told you so" moment, while his partisans either deny his potential involvement, or argue that the riot wasn't so serious in the first place. Or both.