Mumbles … Epitome

“Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.”

– Elle Wiesel

To see the display of violence that took place at our capitol yesterday… I must speak up. I must say I fear for our country. I fear that evil has taken hold of the democracy I grew up in. I heard today there was talk of invoking the 25th amendment. I feel helpless here, unable to do anything to save the United States in the last few days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

But maybe that is not right. I have already done my patriotic right, like millions of other Americans did, by voting in the general election last November. And it has been registered and verified and certified and any other “fied” it needs to be. It was saved from the destruction of the rioters when someone grabbed the boxes it was transported in. It has been made official in congress that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be in power in less than two weeks now. I just hope we make it that long.

What happened Wednesday at the capitol cannot happen again. We cannot turn a blind eye to it either. We need to make sure the guilty parties are punished to the full extent of the law. I am still haunted by the fact that our president said he “loved” the rioters… how can he defend them when they attacked our government? Does anyone have the answer?


Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) – epitome

8 thoughts on “Mumbles … Epitome”

  1. I don’t think I have the answer, but it was a quick-thinking hero who “saved [our vote] from the destruction of the rioters when someone grabbed the boxes it was transported in.” 👍🏻

  2. I know what the answer is, but I can’t say it because I’d probably get arrested just for saying it out loud and if it actually happened he would become a martyr to his minions.

  3. The only answer I have for his behavior Leigha, is that he is a sociopath and narcissist. They are incapable of feeling what normal people do, and when in power, are very dangerous.
    Unfortunately, narcissists are drawn to positions of power. I know this is a simple answer.

    Anyway, I feel our democracy has been in trouble for a very long time and Trump is only a wake up call. Big money, lobbyists, corporate interest and the uber wealthy have put our democracy on the chopping block for decades now.

  4. He told them to come. He told them to fight. They came. They knew exactly what he wanted them to do.

    January 20, 2021, cannot come soon enough. Prayers that we can prevent this type of behavior from happening ever again! Trump supporters are calling these rioters patriots. They are NOT. They are domestic terrorists. They tried to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s win…all because 45 is a big cry-baby who can’t handle that he lost the election. I knew these past 4 years would end badly but sure didn’t know HOW bad it would get…and unfortunately, it’s not over.

    Praying that we will have some form of normalcy soon!

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