Trump-Inspired Rally In DC Today Kind Of Has To Be A Bust In Order For It To Be “Successful”

Because the so-called “Justice for J6” protest isn’t about doubling down on the actions of Jan. 6th, it’s about re-writing the history of that day

Eric J Scholl
4 min readSep 18, 2021

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Here’s the thing: the narrative being pushed among Trump supporters including by Trump himself, is that the January 6th folk were just run-of-the-mill protestors, and therefore those in court right now are being unfairly prosecuted. After all, they didn’t actually kill or otherwise stop Mike Pence, or any other member of Congress, they just aired the grievances their commander-in-chief had outlined for them right before, adding he’d have their backs, and even march with them. (He didn’t). Right?

So if the purpose is to make the perpetrators look like the victims, then neaten them up and make sure they’re on their best behavior. They’ll still know that deep down they were in the right, and they should rightly be the rulers of this country, just because… In fact, while I don’t put a lot of stock in polls, I came across one by CNN this week that I found interesting and a little alarming. Not because it found 75% of Republicans believe “Democracy is under attack” in this country (and that “it is likely that elected officials in the US will successfully overturn the results of a future election because their party did not win”). But that only 46% of Democrats do. Might be some “woke” people need to do some waking up. Or maybe the poll is screwy. Still….

Meantime, I’ve seen many far-right posts in the past couple days seething with self-piteous outcry; running along the lines of “how are we supposed to lawfully protest, if the FBI are out looking to arrest us?”

Except that on January 6th, what we saw was anything but boisterous protest. It was an attack: on the Capitol (in relation to other protests but not that one, Trump himself said attacks on federal structures should carry an “automatic” 10-year prison sentence). And an attack on police. And an attempted attack on Members of Congress. And there’s irrevocable visual proof of all of that.

So for those who are now wondering aloud how they could possibly have been overstepping, and…

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Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report" www.thechaosreport.com