We All Bear Responsibility for the Attack on the Capitol

Our Collective Reckoning is Here.

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We live in a fractured country and we all deserve a little blame for what happened.

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Jake Anjeli aka QAnon Shaman
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W-Va State Representative Derrick Evans (Left) & Richard “Bigo” Barnett (Right)

Many are relishing in the MAGA tears and I was too at first. “Action” meet my good friend “Consequences”.

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Adam Johnson stealing Speaker Pelosi’s lectern
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Yet to be identified. (Not Antifa.)

Yes, they are domestic terrorists. No, they should not avoid punishment.

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Rick Saccone’s Instagram. Former PA State lawmaker & (now former) Professor at St Vincent College.
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Douglas Jenson (Right in the Q t-shirt) chased a cop up several flights of stairs. (Now former) employee at a Masonry company in Des Moines, Iowa.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Trump all played an unconscionable role in this but they can’t bear all the blame. That’s a cop-out and a too-easy way for us to avoid looking at our own participation these last four years.

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So, what happened next? Set adrift from their community, they did what other marginalized people do when their family disowns them for their beliefs, life orientation — political or otherwise. They sought out a new family, their ‘Chosen Family’.

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Compilation of Tweets by @GraceSpelman Full pdf here. She has over 100 pages so far.
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Compilation of Tweets by @GraceSpelman Full pdf here.

To be clear: this is NOT a plea to excuse the insurrectionists’ actions. This is a plea to own up to our own participation in this horrific timeline.

Seeker of Beauty, Truth and Lover of Cats.

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