On 6 January 2021, the world witnessed the power of a mentally ill, narcissistic, inveterate liar who is in a position of leadership can wield. What occurred in the American Capital has confirmed, (in some ways) what I have always thought about the American Republican system of government. As a system of governing it leaves much to be desired and in this writers opinion more susceptible to demagoguery and corruption. Because he cannot accept losing the petulant spoiled brat in the White House in a spiteful fit incited a mob to insurrection, a treasonable act, by storming the Capital Building in an attempt to coerce the members of both the Congress and Senate to overturn the results of the legal election. It failed and after looting and vandalism the mob was dispersed by police and National Guard. Unfortunately there were multiple injuries and five deaths as a result of this failed coup.
This riot seemed to me akin to the “Storming of the Bastille” during the French Revolution in 1789. The difference being the mob won and set in motion the “Reign of Terror” which lasted 10 years. Looking at the images flashed across the TV screen I couldn’t help but notice that the vast majority of these terrorists much resembled the “Parisian Mob’.
The would be Emperor is now showing the world his “feet of clay” and all those syncopates who kowtowed, did his bidding, and encourage the lies and exaggerations are like rats fleeing the sinking ship. He now holds the dubious distinction of being the only President to be impeached for a second time. The Industrial, Technological, and Financial giants of the U.S.A. are also turning away from him. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media have suspended him and in the case of Twitter he has been expelled for life. As his term nears its end he is becoming more isolated but like a cornered beast he can still lash out and cause damage. He is a vindictive, psychopath who cannot accept defeat and will commit vengeful acts punish those who have deserted and turned against him. If he had any courage he would do the honourable thing and fall on his sword taking responsibility for enflaming the mob, but then, Trump has no honour. Now with but six days left in his term those who participated in the insurrection are threatening to storm the Capital of every State, also Washington D.C., on inauguration day. Thanks to the archaic 2nd amendment to their obsolete Constitution the rioters are armed with military style weapons and are more than ready to use them hoping to provoke a second Civil War. When the 20th of January comes he will run like the coward he is and hide in some gold plated hole plotting for a return.