Tag: trumpism

Merrick Garland vows to target white supremacists as attorney general

By Martin Pengelly

Read the full article from The Guardian here.

“The pledge was contained in Garland’s opening testimony for the session before the Senate judiciary committee, released on Saturday night. ‘If confirmed,’ Garland said, ‘I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on 6 January – a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government.'”

Bernie’s Mittens

By Bruce Jackson

Read the full article from First of the Month here.

“Bernie’s mittens. In that photo, surrounded by people in skin-tight black leather gloves, he wears a that look as if they’d been made from wool salvaged from an old sweater. The fingers he was relentlessly jabbing at every camera lens or audience when he spoke are wrapped in those mittens. Those fingers, for the first time since we’ve known him, are quiet. Bernie’s face mask: when addressing an audience, he never talked. He barked. A former Congressional colleague refers to him as ‘the scold.’ You can’t scold from behind a mask. Behind the mask, the barking scold was silent.”

Freedom Rider: Capitol Riot Brings U.S. Foreign Policy Home

By Margaret Kimberly

Read the full article from Black Agenda Report here.

“The United States is not a ‘beacon of democracy’ or ‘shining city on a hill.’ Euphemistic nonsense that hides criminality must be tossed out in favor of truth telling. This moment of crisis is not the time to sweep dirt under the rug. Scrutiny should begin at home and the acceptance of U.S. interventions in the rest of the world must end.”

Partners in Crime: The Siege on the Capitol, Police, and White Supremacy

By Jerry Ianelli

Read the full article from The Appeal here.

“That police officers—who count massive numbers of Trump supporters in their ranks—treated a pro-Trump mob with kid gloves should surprise no one. Deeper than a question of policing, the event displayed American law enforcement’s centuries-long links to white supremacy.”

Race of Capitol rioters determined treatment by law enforcement, Taylor says

By Doug Sitler

Read the full article from UBNow here.

“‘If hundreds of Blacks and brown people had stormed the nation’s capital, there would have been a bloodbath…Moreover, if the government knew that thousands of African Americans and Latinx were coming to D.C. to protest, legions of police and the National Guard would have been there. Yet, this is not surprising,’ [Taylor] says.”

For Black Americans, The White Terror In D.C. Looks Familiar

By Erin E. Evans

Read the full article from HuffPost here.

“For more than a century, Black Americans have documented and warned us of similar moments where racial terror and white supremacy were the status quo. Several instances — often left out of history books and school curricula — illustrate this narrative. They show a desire to undermine the ideals of our democracy, and demonstrate the hypocrisy in how police respond to Black protest and white lawlessness.”