There is more robust security at a New York night club on a weekday than there was in front of Capitol Hill on January 6. As more than 500 elected government officials sat inside, some members of Capitol Hill police allowed insurgents to take over the building.
If you watch the video above, you can see the few flimsy barricades were quite easy to bypass. Surely, anti-American terrorists around the world are kicking themselves right now.
At around 2 p.m. on January 6, lawmakers were going about the process of certifying the 2020 election results. Unbeknownst to them, thousands of insurgents had gathered outside of Capitol Hill and were determined to get inside and they did so quite easily.
You can see them roaming the Hill and snapping selfies with the police officers that were supposed to be on duty.
Elected officials were evacauated as the crowds were not only able to get into the building but also all the way into the House. Insurgents were relaxed enough to take photos sitting in legislative chairs and even sitting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s chair in her office.
The United States Captiol Hill police force has one job – to protect Capitol Hill. They were certainly able to do it during last year’s Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests but were unable to not only prevent rioters from getting close to the Capitol complex but weren’t even able to prevent them from getting inside.
After looking at videos and photographs, one has to conclude that most officers weren’t even trying to prevent the rioters from getting inside. The mostly white officers along with the mostly white rioters seemed almost friendly.
If there was ever a question about whether there is a racial divide in America, there really isn’t anymore. The takeaway from all this is when white people riot, they are simply enacting their 5th amendment rights but when non-white people protest they are thugs and terrorists.
This attitude isn’t just prevalent in the United States but rather across the world. It is essentially how the west treats the east. The idea of white supremacy is so deeply-engrained in the psyche of the world that we don’t notice that the way non-white people are portrayed in media is designed to ensure white supremacy reigns.
Go to Google images and type in any African country, any Asian country and you will see photographs of poverty, disaster and downtrodden people. If you type in Western countries, you’ll see images of harmony, beautiful landscapes and beautiful people.
There is a color divide that is deeper than the insurrection on Capitol Hill but it certainly provides a good example for us to reflect on.