Friday, January 08, 2021

Finally Stating the Obvious, A Little Too Late

From the article, which quotes an anonymous administration official:
"I went through Access Hollywood, Charlottesville — all of these insane things. There’s some degree of growing accustomed to the craziness. It’s not like my heart is racing, like, Oh, God, how am I supposed to react to this? It’s just more that I’m depressed. For people who devoted years of their lives to dealing with the insanity in an attempt to advance a policy agenda that you believe in, all of that has been wiped out. The legacy of the Trump administration is going to be that the president sparked an insurrection and people died because he tried his best to not abide by the Constitution and the tradition of a peaceful transition of power that’s been the norm since our founding. Nothing else is even going to be a side note."

1 comment:

Layzej said...

A view from outside:

Trudeau says "What we witnessed was an assault on democracy by violent rioters, incited by the current president and other politicians. As shocking, deeply disturbing, and in fact saddening, as that event remains, we've also seen this week that democracy is resilient in America, our closest ally, and neighbour."

"Violence has no place in our societies, and extremists will not succeed in overruling the will of the people." -

He also calls out the importance of yielding to truth. In my mind, most of the mess we're in is because half the country has no regard for truth.

"Canadians expect debate. Debate in service of all Canadians. Debate that is grounded in a shared acceptance of the facts. In a diverse country there will always be diverse perspectives and it is through respect for those differences that we create a stronger Canada."

"Canadian democracy didn't happen by accident and it won't continue without work
we must always work to secure our democracy and not give comfort to those who promote things that are not true or give space for hatred or extremism."