January 6, 2021
Today’s scenes weren’t from the movies “Olympus has Fallen” or “White House Down” but I look forward to the documentary “How Trump tried to Destroy Everything”. Hopefully footage from today will be the in the second from the last scene of the documentary. It may end with a shot of someone in an orange suit and with orange/white hair entering a prison. I’m writing this letter around 4:30 this afternoon after being glued to the news for several hours except for a nice walk to lower my blood pressure. We ended up listening to the coverage, so the walk only helped a bit.I also watched a little of Trump’s speech that lasted about an hour. It was boring, repetitive, obnoxious and full of already proven lies. Actually, repeatedly proven lies as all the accusations have been evaluated as false, falser and falsest. As the speech ended, he invited the crowd to walk to the Congress, so they did. Then, we all saw what happened next. Trump sent out a particularly impotent tweet and then made a short, incredible inadequate speech that summed up his utter failure as a national leader to quell this insurrection. I see on Facebook that some are supporting this violence by comparing it to 1776. This is as false as the idea that the vote was all a big conspiracy to thwart the will of the people who wanted Trump and Pence.
Now what? First, the Republicans who challenged the electoral votes in six states need to support accepting the Electoral College vote, TODAY. Next, those who broke into the Congress need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for all the crimes they committed. Finally, President Trump needs to get on his hands and knees and prostrate himself before the American People to beg for forgiveness for instigating today’s insurrection. If there is no agreement on the punishment, an audit completed by 15 people selected at random, will make the final decision on how to punish him.
It’s getting late and many of us are going to Barcelona, Spain for a virtual tour of Gaudi’s Familia Sagrada, so adios. Let’s see what happens next.