On the 6th of January 2021 the United States congress was attacked. You don’t need me to tell you the full details but here is a link: 2021 Storming of the United States Capitol . Even just thinking about this makes me sad, worried, and deeply troubled.
I make no claims to have anything of importance to say of this incident – however it seems to me that I couldn’t let an event like this go by without comment. I wish I could say this was unbelievable but seeing the tensions and Trump’s refusal to concede the election I am not surprised that things got violent – and the fact that Trump bares some of the responsibility is especially worrying.
Nobody likes to lose but when it happens we have to congratulate the winner and move on. That is what has happened in every other US election. When Clinton lost:
I do not know anything about Hillary Clinton’s policies, that’s not the point, the point I want to make here is how to lose with dignity. I am a left leaning person so I wanted Trump to lose – but he had to lose in a democratic election – and he has – the fact that he won’t admit that is very sad.
If Trump had won a second term that would have been a disaster. If you disagree with that assesment then politics is not something.
I hope that the United States makes it through this with no further violence – and that they can learn from the mistakes of this administration and ensure that no one like Trump can ever be elected President again.
Here in the UK Brexit is continuing to be something of a disaster – (And I am experiencing some schadenfreude) – as people are acting surprised now that the inevitable is happening. Also the Tory party seem not to want to feed needy children. (That is probably an oversimplification but there it is.)
So far 2021 feels like 2020 part 2!
Meanwhile I am self-isolating for the next few days.
I hope that you are doing well and are happy and healthy.
See you again soon.
I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.
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