Could it happen here?

The mayhem in Washington DC shows how fragile democracy can be:

Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a bid to overturn his election defeat, occupying the symbol of American democracy and forcing Congress to temporarily postpone a session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Police evacuated lawmakers and struggled for more than three hours to clear the Capitol of Trump supporters, who surged through the halls and rummaged through offices in shocking scenes of chaos and mayhem.

One woman died after being shot during the mayhem, Washington police said. The FBI said it had disarmed two suspected explosive devices. . . 

This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic. I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election,” former President George W. Bush, a Republican, said in a statement, without mentioning Trump by name.

This might not be unexpected in undemocratic countries where the rule of law, if there is one, is neither respected nor observed.

It’s a deplorable, but not unexpected, end to Trump’s presidency.

Such mayhem ought not to happen in a democracy, but If it happened there it could happen here.

People whose anger is stronger than their regard for the law could turn peaceful protests into riots anywhere.

8 Responses to Could it happen here?

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind.

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  2. Andrei says:

    The inner cities across the USA have been burning all summer as Antifa and BLM run riot

    Parts of Portand are no go areas where anarchy rules

    Isn’t it funny that after the most fraudulent election in US history when these issues are being raised in the legislature the Capitol Building which should be secure is invaded and the debate derailed and those with serious questions they want answered discredited

    Funnily enough the incomming VP actually supported the ongoing havoc and mayhem in American cities a few months ago

    Funny old world

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  3. Andrei says:

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  4. Gravedodger says:

    Attempt another lockdown here and we might find out.
    Have a quick read of Richard Prebble on the Rona inquiry released at the eleventh hour before the Christmas shut down of government

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  5. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – anyone calling for illegal action is wrong, it’s even worse when it’s politicians who are bound to uphold the law, wherever in the political spectrum they are. We’ve had an example here when the PM and DG of Health had been so vocal about not gathering for Anzac Day but had nothing to say about the BLM marches when we were still at level 2 lockdown. That was much less serious than what’s happening in the USA, but shows the hypocrisy of politicians whose support or not depends on the politics behind the actions rather than the actions themselves.

    GD – what’s happening in other countries in contrast to our freedom here shows that lockdowns are sometimes necessary but that doesn’t mean the government’s and ministry’s mistakes and incompetence highlighted in the report weren’t serious and must be addressed.

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  6. Brian Marshall says:

    I’d hate to think it could happen here Ele. The anger of the protestors in the USA over the election is understandable when every legal avenue to have their concerns about the election blocked by partisan judiciary and state officials. (Including never Trump Republicans). We have a mostly impartial judiciary and mostly professional public service here that would allow an audit of votes cast here, but in the battleground states in the USA, for inexplainable reasons, this has been declined. If you have nothing to hide, nothing would have satisfied the vast majority of voters and put their minds at rest than allowing an audit of the ballots. (Recounts are not the same thing as an audit).
    For the past 4 years the left in the USA went on about Russian collusion, but that was thoroughly debunked. There was no solid evidence at all but the MSM went on and on about it. We have seen the actual video of Joe Biden boasting of getting the Ukrainian prosecutor fired for investigating the company his son was a director of at the time, but the media are silent on this. Joe Biden has even said the democrat party has the biggest most diverse voter fraud organisation ever, but the media were silent about that and his sons laptop emails which talk of Joe getting a % of business deals. Real evidence of actual crimes, not partisan made up accusations.
    So could this happen here? I don’t think it would, as our voting system is much clearer and has closer scrutiny, but our media are just as biased and fail to tell the truth just as much as the overseas counterpart. That said, nothing is impossible and when the voices of the oppressed are not heard, what other options do they have other than protest?

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  7. homepaddock says:

    Brian: “ That said, nothing is impossible and when the voices of the oppressed are not heard, what other options do they have other than protest?” – peaceful protests aren’t a problem, but no matter the motivation, there’s no place for those like the ones in Washington, and too many of the BLM ones that kill and injured people and damage property.

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  8. Andrei says:

    Lisrten to this – do you think this is helpful?

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