Republican Leaders Missing in Action As Patriots Rot in Jail

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The unjust political imprisonment of American citizens who entered the Capitol on January 6, many at the invitation of Capitol Police, continues and it is a horror show. There are a few Republican politicians denouncing this injustice, but the leadership is as mute as Helen Keller. These Americans are being held without bail while actual criminals guilty of murder, assault and theft are allowed to walk around.

To help you appreciate the new American Gulag, please read the following letter from Jeff McKellop (hat tip to Brian Cates). Here is the actual letter (you can find the text below the photos).

Aug 11

Cathy:

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19 Responses to Republican Leaders Missing in Action As Patriots Rot in Jail

  1. Sam says:

    Where’s Trump?

    • Larry Johnson says:

      Spot on. He needs to speak up.

      • Bill Roche says:

        We all need to understand what “Republicans” are and what they are not. In ’48, after losing 4 elections to FDR, the Dewey Wing overthrew the old Libertarian/Conservative Coalition and changed the Grand Old Party to a group of professional pols w/o an opposing ideology to socialism. Dewey, Bush, Eisenhower (yes I liked Ike too), Rockefeller, Nixon, Romney, Ford et alii were all part of the movement to a prof. party coordinated by the RNC. Dewey’s message was “if we can’t beat’em we’ll join’em”. Well sort of, he lost that year to Truman that year. In ’64 I stuffed envelopes for Goldwater and learned that the GOP d/n offer him much help. He was a “throwback” and the RNC c/n allow that. During Nixon’s resignation he turned to Ford and Ford turned to Rockefeller. The Dewey Wing held firm. The “pros” were against Reagan in ’76 and forced Bush on him in ’84. Remember, Bush’s father Prescott was an original Rino. The “pros” destroyed the Tea Party, the Pauls, and were lined up against Trump who opposed the RNC’s candidate; Jeb Bush. People asking “where are the Repubs?” or “are the Repubs cowards”, are the Repubs. stupid, miss the point. The Grand Old Party died decades ago. It b/c the Grand Opportunist Party and there is no gain for a prof. pol. to be a patriot. The political landscape is bleak today. A committed party of socialists vs a professional party of RINOs who only wish to keep a seat at the table. Can Trump restore a party ideologically opposed to socialism. I don’t think so. So don’t look over the hill for a Republican 7th cav. It aint a’coming.

  2. Gallo Rojo says:

    They should say they’re Afghan women or interpreters. Then the Republicans would give a shit.

    • Pat Lang says:

      Schmuck

      What am I to do about creatures like you? You offer this tidbit without regard to my instruction that none of you are allowed to use this blog as a bulletin board for links without commentary. Do it again and I will ban you.

    • Fred says:

      This is simply a repudiation intended to stop all investigations into FBI agents and assets conduct in creating and provoking protester actions in D.C. This is rather standard practice of late for the FBI and DOJ, including having generically named commenters post links on blogs to facilitate the distraction and deception.

  3. Fred says:

    Where is that great civil liberties organization that is world famous for defending the downtrodden?

    • Artemesia says:

      In this city, one such organization is helping Afghanis settle in the town: https://triblive.com/local/regional/western-pa-groups-prep-for-fleeing-afghans-seeking-to-resettle-in-pittsburgh/

      “We are ready for their arrival,” said [the] . . . director of refugee and immigrant services for the Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), [an affiliate of] . . . the global refugee aid nonprofit HIAS. “Our goal is to help them to successfully navigate this difficult process and get settled as easily as possible.”

      • Fred says:

        Artemesia,

        Hurrah! American’s come last! Are those fleeing because they won’t fight for thier own country coming for the hatred, bigotry and ‘systemic racism’ that the lefty’s are claiming are the reality of the USA or just brining it with them? Will the virtuous NGOs be settling anyone in Martha’s Vinyard, Silicon Valley or maybe near Biden’s place in Delaware? Has JFCS resettled anyone from the opprosed cities of Minneapolis, Seatle, Baltimore, St. Louis in the progressive city of Pittsburgh?

  4. TTG says:

    I guess these guys are discovering that being imprisoned in the US prison system really does suck. It shouldn’t be this way for anyone whether they’re guilty or haven’t yet had their day in court, although Arpaio was the toast of the right wing town for his bologna and bread prisons. There are a lot more BLM and anarchist (as opposed to Antifa) people in the same predicament. I just saw there are protests and rallies scheduled for tomorrow throughout the country addressing this kind of imprisonment. Even has a hashtag – #shutemdown2021. If you don’t like the new American Gulag (and you shouldn’t), maybe you should join in the protests in support of these “patriots.”

    • Fred says:

      TTG,

      “There are a lot more BLM and anarchist (as opposed to Antifa) people in the same predicament.”

      Which states are they imprisoned in and are they in solitary confinement awaiting trial? I don’t recall seeing any such stories in the news.

  5. Artemesia says:

    Where are the Jan 6 patriots imprisoned? Is there a website or other source of information?
    Recently my neighborhood community association was used to solicit reading material for persons “quarantined” due to Covid.
    I think a similar campaign for the inappropriately imprisoned is called for.

    Imagine the optics-impact of a buncha old ladies with hairnets like the Church Lady in that old comedy routine, visiting prisons to give reading material to Patriots.

    I’d do it, with or without hairnet.

  6. longarch says:

    I think the elites push a narrative that prison is for “bad” people. Of course “bad” has whatever meaning the elites assign to it on a given day. The people who get pushed up the ladder in politics may have no consistent values, but they always are depicted as castigating the “bad” people.

    From a broad perspective, I think the USA’s criminal punishment system is primarily intended to maximize punishment activities. I think the punishment may have once been intended to push criminals toward some notion of repentance, but punishment became an end in itself.

    A scholar recently wrote:


    Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.

    – Joseph Goebbels

    We would like to think that modern societies like ours have outgrown barbaric customs like human sacrifice. Sure, we still engage in scapegoating and figuratively sacrifice people on the altar of public opinion, but we don’t actually kill people in hopes of placating the gods and restoring order. Or do we?

    Some scholars believe we do. Following the thought of the late philosopher Rene Girard, they argue that human sacrifice is still with us today in the form of capital punishment (and incarceration – a removal from society). Girard believed that human sacrifice arose in response to what he called a “sacrificial crisis.” The original sacrificial crisis – the greatest threat to early societies – was escalating cycles of violence and retribution. The solution was to redirect the vengeance away from each other and, in violent unanimity, toward a scapegoat or class of scapegoats. Once established, this pattern was memorialized in myth and ritual, applied preemptively as human sacrifice, and carried out in response to any other crisis that threatened society.

    In this view, capital punishment originated in human sacrifice and it is human sacrifice. It performs the same function: to forestall reciprocal violence through unanimous violence. It does so by monopolizing vengeance, truncating the cycle of retaliatory violence at the first iteration. This works whether the subject of execution or incarceration is guilty of a crime or not. Justice is a cover story for something more primal.

    …what we rationalize in the language of justice and deterrence is actually a blood ritual, in which a person, whether guilty or not, becomes a symbol. Ritual springs up irrepressibly around executions: the last meal, the “dead man walking” to the special execution chamber, the witnesses, the medical procedures, the presiding physician, the signed papers, the last rites, the covering of the head, the precise timetable, the final words, and the exacting attention to detail all mark off the execution as separate, special… sacred.

    https://charleseisenstein.substack.com/p/mob-morality-and-the-unvaxxed

    Some people say that if you don’t believe in God, you don’t believe in anything, but the real problem is worse than that: people who stop believing in God start believing in anything. Voltaire said that when you believe absurdities, you commit atrocities. Voltaire was right.

    • AHB says:

      That is an incredible piece of writing by Eisenstein, so timely as the press and our own government work to dismantle what’s left of the country.

  7. Razumov says:

    Imagine if the American Right treated its militants the same way the left does.

    If Donald had won, and 500 antifa protesters had been arrested for protesting here is what would have happened automatically:

    -Money would have been immediately raised for bail and lawyers

    -Top university law profs and their students would be assisting the legal defense

    -The entire liberal media machine would be deployed to portray the 500 as heroes

  8. backsdrummer says:

    I emailed my senators (Shaheen and Hassan – NH) and congress member (Annie Kuster) as suggested by Larry. Sadly I did not save the message I sent and their messaging system does not generate a copy for me either but I asked that they look into the condition of the prisoners of the 6 January 2021 incident and stated that no prisoner should be treated in the fashion described in the letter which I pasted on the bottom of my message.

    Yesterday I finally got a response from Senator Shaheen that did not address my question at all. Her response is pasted below. As you can see she makes no indication that no one appears to even have made a phone call to ask about the condition of the prisoners.

    ***

    Thank you for contacting me about the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. This is a dark day that we will all remember, and future generations must learn from. The American lives taken as a direct result of this violence, including a U.S. Capitol police officer, remain in my thoughts.

    The seizing of the U.S. Capitol was a domestic terror attack and every assailant must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. President Trump and anyone who enabled this violence must also be held to account for their incendiary actions. Unfortunately, many questions are still left unanswered about what security failures allowed this to happen and who the perpetrators are. That is why on May 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack. Unfortunately, while I voted for this legislation, it did not pass the Senate.

    I am disappointed that we did not get enough Republicans to pass this legislation in the Senate, however, please be assured that I will continue to take a stand against rhetoric that violates the fundamental norms and ideals of American democracy. I also remain committed to healing the divides within our country by working in a bipartisan manner with my colleagues of both parties on the issues that are important to New Hampshire and the nation. As an institution, and as a legislative body, the Senate must do better to return to a more civil discourse as we seek to be good stewards of democracy.

    Thank you for again for sharing your thoughts with me and please do not hesitate to contact my office with any future concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Jeanne Shaheen
    United States Senator

    P.S. It is my priority to ensure that you receive a timely response. However, postal mail may be significantly delayed in reaching my office due to security measures in the U.S. Senate. I encourage you to stay in touch through my websites: http://www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact , http://www.facebook.com/SenatorShaheen and http://www.twitter.com/SenatorShaheen .

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