The human brain is a marvel … it really is. But, it is not capable of processing the enormous amounts of detritus we’re putting into it these days without consequences. Continuing to overload our central system will … not might, WILL … lead to at the very least a meltdown, at worst, well … I’ll leave that to your imagination. We need a respite, but how? People say to me, “Oh, I tuned out all the news long ago and I just focus on things that make me happy.” A lovely sentiment, I suppose, if you can do it. Personally, I cannot. Nor do I think that those who do that for an extended period of time are being good citizens, nor a valuable part of society. Oh sure, it’s fine to take a break for a day here and there … we all do it, even me. Yes, by all means do things that relieve the tension, spend family time, read a good book, watch a funny movie, visit friends. But to just tune it all out until one day you wake to the sound of jackboots outside your house is foolish, at the very least.
This evening will be the first televised hearing of the House special committee to investigate the events of January 6, 2021. There are many questions in our minds about that infamous day: Who devised the devious, illegal plot? Who helped implement it, recruit the players, and convince them to risk their future to overthrow a fair election, to overthrow in essence, the entire government of the United States? I keep seeing articles about “how to watch” the hearings … huh? Each one tells you what to look for, what to expect, but you don’t need all that … you only need to tune in and watch … and listen. Thus far, there has been zero accountability for that attempted coup, that insurrection. Oh sure, a lot of people have been arrested, a few even sentenced to short prison sentences, even more have been given a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again. But nobody of any consequence is in prison today because of their role in attempting to overthrow a government that has existed for 233 years!
Donald Trump is not in prison, has not even, as yet, been charged. Junior has not been held accountable for his role. John Eastman, presumably the ‘brains’ behind the evil plot, still walks free without even a single charge. So yes, I want to see and hear the evidence for myself. I want Attorney General Merrick Garland to watch every single minute of these hearings and then get off his arse and start bringing charges against these people … every last bloomin’ one of them!
We need to stop pussyfooting around with this and get ‘er done. We’re running out of time, because while I’m not convinced the Republicans can put a majority into the House of Representatives in November, if they do manage it, then ol’ Kevin McCarthy has already said he will shut the January 6th committee down … immediately. If people like Trump and Eastman aren’t charged and indicted, then all the thousands of hours and millions of dollars spent to get to the bottom of the insurrection will have been for naught. Worse yet, the Republicans will have a field day and I can guarantee you that there will be another coup on January 6th of 2025 and the next one will not fail!
PLEASE, my friends, make time in your schedule to watch the hearings, even if you can’t watch them at the time of the broadcast, I have no doubt they will be available for some time thereafter. If you can, write letters to your local papers and let them know your thoughts on the criminality of some of our own members of Congress … people we ‘hired’ with our votes and are paying with our hard-earned tax dollars. Ted, Lauren, Josh, Matt … yeah, I mean you!
I strongly suspect that we will learn a lot from these hearings, learn that people we didn’t even think about were involved in the process, either in the planning, execution, or cover-up stages. I’m sure the ‘other side’ will try to twist everything and deny, deny, deny, turning the finger of blame back across the aisle, but ignore them. I certainly plan to, for as I said at the beginning of this post, there is only so much the human brain can absorb and mine is already on overload, as I suspect yours is. So, ignore the fools and idiots, let them be their own audience, for they are really a pretty lousy show, not worth our time or brain space!