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The “Insurrection” in the USA

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The global media have tended to cover the occupation of the US Capitol as an insurrection.  It was a demonstration which ended in a riot, not an insurrection.  Trump will hand over power to Biden in two weeks and all that the riot yesterday will do is cause Trump's remaining staff to leave before they become unemployable by association.What is most interesting is the media reaction to yesterday's demonstration.  There was no reason to call it an insurrection, rioters wandering around an emptied government building is not a revolution.  There was also no need for news reporters to effect an air of breathless panic as if the sky were falling in.  They did not behave in this way six months ago when cities across the USA were subject to demonstrations, riots, arson and looting.  Most news

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The global media have tended to cover the occupation of the US Capitol as an insurrection.  It was a demonstration which ended in a riot, not an insurrection.  Trump will hand over power to Biden in two weeks and all that the riot yesterday will do is cause Trump's remaining staff to leave before they become unemployable by association.

What is most interesting is the media reaction to yesterday's demonstration.  There was no reason to call it an insurrection, rioters wandering around an emptied government building is not a revolution.  There was also no need for news reporters to effect an air of breathless panic as if the sky were falling in.  They did not behave in this way six months ago when cities across the USA were subject to demonstrations, riots, arson and looting.  

Most news channels described the demonstrators as misled fools who were threatening democracy itself, Twitter blocked Trump's account immediately after he called on demonstrators to go home.

Obviously the occupation of the Capitol building cannot be condoned but neither can the media reaction.  The demonstrators were actually demonstrating against those who control the mainstream media. The media hunted Trump down from the moment he won the Republican nomination and have spent the past four years implacably opposed to Trump's presidency.  This opposition did not stop at reviling Trump, Trump's supporters were also reviled and insulted at every news broadcast. This persisted for four years without mercy. In previous elections the media had been prepared to accept the democratic will of the people but last time it did not.

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Having endured four years of ceaseless attacks many ordinary Americans are wondering what has happened.  Many Americans who have been on the receiving end of the media campaign are beginning to realise that Corporate America will do anything to hold on to power.

It is clear from the pattern of voting in the USA that the postal vote was brought in by the Democrats in sacks that only included Biden votes.  This was legal.  There was no election "fraud", just Republican stupidity at not tightening up the postal voting system.  However, the mass media have resolutely refused to mention that there is a problem with postal voting. Postal voting is a problem because it is not a secret ballot and cannot be supervised.  Expect the Tories in the UK to be as stupid as the Republicans about postal voting.

The division in US society will not be healed any time soon.  The corporate media and corporate/public sector of US society are overbearing and self righteous to the point of authoritarianism.  They have all the levers of power and only lack control over the minds of half of society, expect the next four years to be an all out attempt by the Corporatists to indoctrinate US society with the inevitability of corporate control.  Expect this to spill over to the UK.

It was a shame that the free people of the USA got Trump as a leader, they deserved better.  The other people in the USA have got what they wanted, Biden is the corporate glove puppet of their dreams.


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