The Waxing and Waning of Democrats, and the Rage of the GOP

Democrats: Can you believe General Milley is such a bootlicker for Trump?

Republicans: Black Lives Matter?

Democrats: Can you believe how General Milley stood up for freedom of speech?

Republicans: Black Lives Matter?

Democrats: Liz Cheney is hurting America

Republicans: Black Lives Matter?

Democrats: That Liz Cheney has integrity

Republicans: Critical Race Theory…

Florida GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz was both bewildered and baffled by the testimony of General Mark Milley a few days ago. First, finding out that Gen. Milley reads books and secondly the man before him, who escorted Donald Trump to the doors of a church to hold up a bible for a photoshoot, Gaetz must have assumed was a shape-shifter. Milley brought up the theory of ‘white rage’ sending Gaetz into a headshaking rattle. Subsequently, he [Gaetz] went on a post-hearing rage rant followed up by Fox commentator Tucker Carlson calling the decorated soldier and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, a “pig.” General Milley pointedly addressed Rep. Gaetz's questions whereby Gaetz sought to advance the latest GOP bogeyman, Critical Race Theory, at times making his disgust clear, “I’ve read Mao Tse Tung. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” said Milley.

Republicans, especially, are treating the idea of white rage as some sort of impossibility buried in the id of the party. Obviously, the vile actions of the man who ran down Heather Heyer with his car enjoyed his rage-filled moment of infamy. Just yesterday Anna Morgan-Lloyd following her mild sentencing for participation in the Capitol insurrection and after writing a supposed heartfelt letter of apology to the judge went on to Fox News, Thursday night, so as not to lose her place on the rage-o-meter. “Where I was at, we seen (sic) nobody damage anything and people were actually very polite,” she said. “If anybody bumped into anybody it was, 'Excuse me,’ and people were very polite and nobody was breaking anything” said Ms. Lloyd. Just a few days before her appearance on the conservative news channel Ms. Lloyd wrote to Judge Royce Lamberth, [I] “felt ashamed that something meant to show support for the President had turned violent.” She wrote that she was sorry, adding: “It was never my intent to help empower people to act violently.” Part of the Republican playbook and contemptuous rage for the system is to transparently lie.

Part of the reasoning Judge Lamberth used for his lenient sentence was for others to heed.  Admonishing the conspirators and insurrectionists that continued defense of the insurgence could lead to harsher consequences, warned Lamberth. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced this afternoon to 22 ½ years for his public and judicial lynching of George Floyd. Mr. Chauvin is the most recent face of how white rage manifests itself in America. With no regard to the psyche of a 9-year-old black child watching on in horror, or the begging and tear-filled pleas of an off-duty EMS worker, or guilt-ridden young and old men restrained from intervening for fear of their own lives—George Floyd died under his knee. Mr. Chauvin will be a forever painful memory; the Floyd family stood by knowing that nothing can replace the shortened life of their beloved George Perry Floyd Jr. but maybe their deserved rage will be eased just a bit.

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