What he said and More

Reader comment on: The Meaning of "Fight"
in response to reader comment: Tell Them to Stop

Submitted by John Gillis (United States), Jan 12, 2021 18:12

David W is quite right in his comments, which point out the rationalist flaw in the editor's focus on the word "fight".
The focus on "fight" is a seriously flawed distraction. No rational prosecutor would base a case on such a single word. Rather the sedition and incitement arise from a) an 8 week full court press by trump and his minions to delegitimatize an American election with zero evidence and b) we had Trump an hour before the sacking of the Capitol, and adjacent to the Capitol, saying things to the amped-up crowd, such as "You know what the world says about us now? They said we don't have free and fair elections..." Then he (falsely as usual) said he was going to walk to the Capitol with them, so they could "demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated."
The context of this long-term malicious and intentional effort by Trump to destroy millions of followers trust in American elections in all states, is an outrageously immoral action, even if it hadn't led within minutes to the violence that his followers perpetrated.

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Let's have a trial [64 words]Jerry SkurnikJan 12, 2021 18:17
Tell Them to Stop [58 words]David WeinkrantzJan 12, 2021 17:24
⇒ What he said and More [194 words]John GillisJan 12, 2021 18:12

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