What Would a Real Insurrection Look Like?
The first of the January 6 peaceful protesters was sentenced in federal court this past week. It was both a tragedy and farce. A Trump supporter who took the bus to Washington, DC because he can’t afford his own car was treated as a domestic terrorist, and the Obama-appointed judge threw the book at him.
The protester’s attorney is an American combat veteran – and he wept over the violation of his client’s civil rights by the US government. That protester’s life has now been destroyed because he took a selfie picture in the US Senate chamber on January 6th.
The peaceful protest of that day has repeatedly been described as an “insurrection.” This is a lie that has been repeated endlessly by the Biden regime and the media.
The January 6th protests were not an insurrection. Any reasonable person understands this. But the “insurrection” term just won’t seem to die, no matter how many lies about that day are debunked. And it’s not like we don’t have examples of actual insurrections in US history that we can compare January 6th to, if we’re willing to simply look.
I’ve written previously about the first insurrection in American history, known as the “Whiskey Rebellion.” It took place during George Washington’s presidency, and unlike the supposed January 6 peaceful protest, it was a very, very bloody event. Civilians in Pennsylvania who were rebelling against a discriminatory whiskey tax died in that insurrection, and so did federal soldiers.
The leaders of the Whiskey Rebellion were sentenced to death. President Washington defused the situation by not only repealing the unjust whiskey tax on Pennsylvania farmers, but also by pardoning those insurrection leaders. By not hanging the leaders, he de-escalated the desire to topple the fledgling American government.
Needless to say, the child-sniffing dementia patient in the White House today is not nearly as smart as George Washington was. While George Washington sought unity and peace among Americans, Joe Biden seeks crushing tyranny over anyone who objects to his fake election.
The Whiskey Rebellion is ancient history. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was another obvious insurrection. America ended up with a president from a completely different political party after Lincoln was murdered in a Democrat plot. But what about more recent insurrections since the post-Civil War period? Have there been any?
Imagine my surprise this summer as I was crossing a book off my summer reading “bucket list” when I learned about the most recent insurrection in America (not counting the 2020 stolen election, obviously). As it turns out, there was an attempted insurrection on November 1, 1950 – and it was nothing like the events of January 6th.
That was the date when a pair of Puerto Rican communists attempted – and almost succeeded – in assassinating President Harry Truman (a Democrat, for those who aren’t old enough to remember). The goal of the assassins in this largely forgotten event was to topple the US government, so that their island nation of Puerto Rico could win independence and become a communist s***hole country like Cuba would become under Fidel Castro just a few years later.
There’s even strong evidence that the plot to topple the American government was hatched by Pedro Albizu Campos, the Fidel Castro-wannabe of Puerto Rico in those days. (There’s a high school named after Campos in Chicago, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez considers the bloodthirsty Campos one of her spiritual socialist mentors.)
In other words, it was a clear-cut, indisputable insurrection. President Truman was living at the Blair House that November (the president’s guest house in DC), due to the White House undergoing renovations. The hapless assassins only learned about this by accident from a cab driver as they were on their way to carry out their attack. In those days, the president only had one Secret Service agent and three DC cops protecting him. Truman was looking out a second-story window at the Blair House as the two communist assassins opened fire with German automatic weapons.
I don’t want to give away the ending, but you can probably guess based on the fact that Truman finished out his term. The point is that real insurrections are bloody, violent, and involve the use of copious amounts of gunfire – with casualties on both sides. Real insurrections don’t involve patriotic Americans taking peaceful selfies in the Senate chambers with the Qanon shaman.
The book, by the way, is “American Gunfight” by Stephen Hunter and I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s a rip-roaring page-turner that culminates in a meticulous recreation of a frantic 38-second gunfight that very nearly changed the course of the Western hemisphere. I give it two six-guns up!
Based on everything I’m hearing, President Donald Trump is horrified by what Joe Biden is doing to the January 6th protesters. The events of that day were nothing like a real insurrection. There were no cops or federal officers who were killed by protesters that day, as would happen in a true insurrection. The only death by gunfire was an unarmed housewife named Ashli Babbitt, who was assassinated by a Capitol Police officer whose identity is still being hidden from the public.
Treating the selfie-takers at the US Capitol as if they were actual insurrectionists and/or terrorists is a crime against humanity. Ruining their lives over a constitutionally protected protest is an act that Harry Truman and the Founding Fathers would have violently protested themselves.