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The New American
The New American
6 Jan 2024

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January 6, 2021 has now been in the rearview mirror of history for three years, yet the events and fallout of that day are felt just as strongly today as they were in the immediate aftermath.

Just look at the current political situation: Democrat-dominated states are scheming to keep Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States and the man most likely to be the presidential nominee of one of the nation’s two major parties in this election cycle, off the ballot — and they’re using Trump’s alleged role in what they call the “Jan. 6 insurrection” as their justification.

Who would have suspected that what was originally going to be a mere protest on the steps of the Capitol would become another one of America’s great days that live in infamy? Of course, for Left and Right, the day lives in infamy for differing reasons. As with the more well-known day that lives in infamy — Pearl Harbor — there’s the Establishment’s reason for outrage and the true reason known by those whom the mainstream media would label “conspiracy theorists.”

As The New American has documented, while Americans widely mourn the lives lost at Pearl Harbor and censure the attack on American territory by a foreign power, what is not so widely known is that the Pearl Harbor attack happened with the foreknowledge and facilitation of President Franklin Roosevelt and his inner circle, who wanted an excuse to get the United States into the Second World War.

Similarly, the mainstream narrative surrounding January 6 is that it was an “attack on our democracy,” a supposed attempt by authoritarian cultists who idolize Donald Trump to subvert the perfectly legitimate election of Joe Biden and install Trump as a dictator by murdering members of Congress if need be.

The truth, as several reports by The New American have demonstrated, is that the FBI is directly implicated in provoking the riot at the Capitol on January 6, and the Capitol police themselves allowed protesters to enter the premises while Congress was in session.

The “insurrection,” which ultimately was little more than trespassing and some clashes between rowdy individuals and police (which were certainly no worse than the destruction caused by Black Lives Matter in the months leading up to Jan. 6), was orchestrated for the purpose of creating fodder to persecute Donald Trump and his supporters — a persecution that to this day is ongoing, evidenced by the legal ordeal facing Trump and the persistent arrest and imprisonment of individuals who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, whether they committed violence or not.

The fact that the Left, far from forgetting about Jan. 6, is using it as the basis for an attempt to weaponize the government against their political rivals is reason enough for American patriots to keep remembrance of that day alive. So long as the Left continues to stir the flames and use Jan. 6 against conservatives, patriots find themselves obliged to keep pushing back against the false narrative and spreading the truth.

It is also a matter of respect for those who have been unjustly prosecuted. Over 300 individuals have been incarcerated in connection to Jan. 6. Again, many of these were nonviolent protesters who were entrapped by the FBI’s machinations and in the wrong place at the wrong time. As with patriots who cannot be at peace knowing prisoners of war are still being held in enemy encampments abroad, many in the freedom movement cannot rest with the knowledge there are innocent men and women — patriotic American citizens — currently languishing in federal prison on false charges.

Finally, Jan. 6 remains a major rallying point for the American Right because the events and aftermath of that day demonstrated definitively that the country is not what it once was — and what many hoped it still was — a constitutional republic in which justice and the law rule.

Rather, Jan. 6 ripped the veil off many eyes and showed the world the depth of the corruption that governs in D.C., a corruption capable of stealing a presidential election, then silencing —through the weaponized use of law enforcement agencies and the courts — the citizenry’s attempts to exercise its constitutionally protected right to free speech in order to raise public awareness of that corruption and petition Congress for a redress of grievances.

In other words, Jan. 6 is a reminder of the subversion that has occurred in America, and an impetus to restore this once great nation from that subversion.

Any so-called conservative politicians who fail to grasp that aren’t likely to find relevance in today’s political landscape. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, for example, once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, recently shot down the notion that Jan. 6 protesters displayed patriotism and called the day “not a good day for the country.”

It’s an unfortunate misstep inasmuch as it reveals a misunderstanding of the situation America finds itself in.

Jan. 6, 2021 may be in the past, but the consequences and lessons of that day live on and should never be forgotten.