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The Capitol Hill riot was not a coup.

US usually does threaten The rest of the world for peaceful transfer of power. The rest of the world Leaders and officials expressed shock and disappointment as the US Capitol was invaded and congressmen locked up in their chambers.

Reports suggest president Trump orchestrated law enforcement’s tepid response at the Capitol, though details are so far scant. That would add an alarming element of conspiracy to his seditious pre-riot pep speech. (The son of Donald posted a video how Trump and his “family, including Ivanka, was following how the insurgency was progressing second by second and even expressing his pleasure)

Funny. US “experts” are struggling how to describe the insurrection on the Capitol, and using dictionaries too, for the definitive term. Sedition? Were they protestors, a mob, extremists, or representative of the outlaw groupuscules? 

Extreme far-right parties emerge forcefully as the economy falters for a few successive years: Those who believed they have an “entitled right to a substantial share of the State wealth” are losing the expectation for this financial easy flow.

Azad Essa January 7, 2021 

On Wednesday, hundreds of President Donald Trump supporters forced their way into buildings on Capitol Hill, the seat of the US government and bastion of American democracy, to try and stop the certification of Joe Biden’s presidency.

On their way, the armed militia shattered windows and vandalised lawmakers’ offices. 

Five people died, including one woman who died from a gunshot wound in circumstances still unclear; 52 were arrested for offences including possession of unlicensed weapons and unlawful entry. 

Outside the buildings on Capitol Hill, protesters who had come to show their support for their commander-in-chief carried American and Confederate flags; they shouted slogans and held banners calling November’s election results fraudulent as directed by Trump.

Three hours later, the standoff on Capitol Hill was eventually put to rest. Fearing further trouble, Washington DC was placed on a 12-hour city-wide curfew.


While the incident made headlines around the globe, drawing alarm as well as comic relief from those used to being lectured on democracy and the rule of law by American politicians, much of the outrage in the US – led by President-elect Joe Biden – appeared to hinge on how “un-American” the episode had been.

The storming of Capitol Hill demonstrated how white America remains so entitled and so protected

It was a lament repeated from pretty much all sides of the political establishment, the media and the pundit class. “Imagine what this looks like to the rest of the world,” wrote Ben Rhodes, former aide to President Barack Obama. “This isn’t Kabul, this is America,” an ABC correspondent said during a live report.

But the incident was the most fundamental attestation of America’s soul. 

It demonstrated, without any equivocation, how white America remains so entitled, so protected, that they could literally march fully armed into the house of government, break down doors, torment government officials and be treated as disturbed patriots rather than criminals.

Reports suggest that the police attempted to block their paths, including using teargas

Other reports indicate that the police didn’t try hard enough. Multiple sources show the police took selfies with the militia.

‘Myth of America’

It also provided a snapshot of the undying myth that is America.

“This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic – not our democratic republic,” former US President George W Bush said in response to Wednesday’s incident.

That Bush, a member of America’s premier US political dynasty and responsible for US-led state terrorism in Iraq, would insinuate that an election dispute “belongs someplace else” (and gets to be quoted seriously on the matter) is an absurdity in itself.

The US-invasion led to at least 500,000 deaths. (Not counting millions of displaced Iraqis and babies being born handicapped and disfigured).

The American empire is falling apart. But things can always get worse Read More »

In their attempts to explain the tumultuous turn of events on the Hill, the “Banana Republic” trope would be repeated endlessly by the American media, showcasing how historical amnesia has come to be a permanent American condition.

For anyone in policy or the media world to express disbelief that the storming of Capitol Hill could happen in America is odd, given how much the same America tramples on its most disenfranchised communities every day. 

It is this same America that sustains the gun lobby, the Christian right and Israeli lobby.

It is the same America that peddles in antisemitism and Islamophobia that has led to a rise in hate crimes in the country. 

It is the same America that allows corporations to run riot over people’s health and livelihoods. 

Under Trump, the Covid-19 virus has killed more than 357,000 people, mostly Black and brown people, many of whom were working-class or essential workers – erased by their ethnicity and poverty.

And there is still no plausible relief for those left behind.

Why then is it especially embarrassing or egregious that a group of white supremacists would march into government given they are the government? 

In truth, this was not an attempted coup as some have described it. They hadn’t come to threaten the moral basis of America; they had come to preserve it. By all accounts, as terrifying as they may have been, they were little more than peons of the white supremacist state itself. 

Why else would they not be subject to disproportionate use of force as we see in protests against racism? They walked past the police on their way out.

‘Stop looking away’

“This is not America. No, it is not. It’s the United States’ history of slavery, mass incarceration, immigrant detention and exploitation, white supremacy and patriarchy, voter suppression and disenfranchisement,” Melissa Castillo Planas, an assistant professor in English at Lehman College in New York City, wrote.

Getting rid of Trump won’t accelerate the return to an America everyone fondly remembers

“Stop looking away. We are not a democracy and never have been,” Planas added.

On Wednesday evening, Democrat lawmakers said it was time to ensure that Trump was impeached and ousted immediately.

Representative Ilhan Omar said it was “a matter of preserving the republic”.

Omar has been at the receiving end of vile and life-threatening attacks from Trump and his supporters. However, violence against lawmakers – even presidents – didn’t begin with Trump. This is a republic founded on violence.

Even at this stage, to pin the woes of the republic on Trump is to hanker once again for the American dream, a dream that is manufactured in the exact halls that were raided on Wednesday.

It is to imagine, again, that Trump and his supporters are an aberration, a blip in the system.

Getting rid of Trump won’t accelerate the return to an America everyone fondly remembers.

Because that America does not exist.

This article is available in French on Middle East Eye French edition.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye. Azad Essa |

Senior Reporter, Azad Essa is a senior reporter for Middle East Eye based in New York City. He worked for Al Jazeera English between 2010-2018 covering southern and central Africa for the network. He is the author of The Muslims are Coming (Harper Collins India) and Zuma’s Bastard (Two Dogs Books).

Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 199

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

White supremacist Richard Spencer finds his model in the state of Israel: “You could say I am a white Zionist, the Jewish state  of Israel is the most important and perhaps most revolutionary ethno-state that I turn to for guidance.”

What ethno-democracy means? Israel prime minister described the Arab citizens of Israel (Palestinians) as a “demographic threat”; the education minister who settled a cabinet debate by saying “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life and there’s no problem with that”; or the justice minister who called Palestinian childrenlittle snakes.” It doesn’t matter what the nations of the world say.” And the public security minister said at the beginning of 2018. “The time has come to express our biblical right to the land.”

Before the two-state idea (Palestine/Israel), the early leaders of Israel’s left-of-center Labor Party did things like reward Jewish “heroine mothers” who had more than ten children and drafted “Absentee Property Laws” to make sure expelled Palestinians could never return to their homes.

The sinister solution is the term “peaceful ethnic separation” — an idea that has its roots in population “exchanges,” such as between Greece and Turkey in 1923, Muslims in India into the newly created State of Pakistan in 1948, the one-sided “transfers” like the expulsion of Germans from Central and Eastern Europe after the Second World War, the expulsion of the Muslim Rohingas from Burma and the vast transfer of Palestinians from their villages since 1948 and after each of the many pre-emptive wars. since then

Popular support for the most extreme form of “transfer” — outright expulsion — is widespread in Israel, often polling over 50 % among Jewish Israelis. particularly among settlers.

Is it just a Psychological Barrier between the Palestinians and Colonialist Israelis? The Israeli author and activist Amos Oz had organized the “Peace Now” movement 2 decades ago and the movement is currently not  doing well in Israel.  Amos published “Help us to divorce”; “how to heal a fanatic”; “A story of love and darkness”; and his latest “Scenes of village life”.

Amos Oz resumed his talk: “Israel cannot be but a deception since it is a State built on a dream.” A fictitious mythical dream. Particularly the dream of US Evangelical Zionists who believe firmly that Second Coming will happens when Jerusalem is Jewish

Israel’s Newest Allies: The US and UK White Nationalist Right, famous anti-Semitic movements have come to admire modern Israel’s “ethno-nationalism, ethnic cleansing activities.” Harry Blain





June 2023

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