From The DiploMad 2.0
Watching President Trump address the massive gathering in DC today, I kept thinking back to my days at the university when I read Edmund Wilson's, To The Finland Station. The edition I owned had a dramatic cover drawing depicting Lenin addressing adoring throngs gathered to receive him at Petrograd's famous train station upon his return to Russia in April 1917, after nearly 17 years in exile. That image has stayed with me over the years as a classic example of the melding of theater and politics. As noted, it came back to me watching Trump in DC. I don't want to push the analogy too far, but the subsequent televised images of a portion of the crowd besieging the Capitol and other government buildings conjured up in my mind the attack on the Winter Palace, the storming of the Bastille, Yeltsin on his tank before the Russian parliament building, the German Spartacist uprising of 1918-19, oh, well, you get it. I had a hard time believing this was the USA.
I have no doubt that some of the "attackers" consisted of infiltrated BLM/Antifa thugs. I, however, cannot in good conscience blame it all on a "false flag" operation by those despicable and violent Communists. The fact that the "invaders" caused little damage, and, for example, did not burn the place down, indicates that there were few Antifa types.
For the past several years, especially since the election of President Trump, the so-called progressives, better known as Communists, have striven to create "revolutionary conditions" in the US and the West, in general. They justified violence as a political instrument. They took over the schools and universities; they came to dominate the mass media, Hollywood, and the high tech enterprises, nearly all aspects of government, be it on a national or local level, the courts, and even the police--the blue are blue, so what are you backing when you back the blue? Was there any justification for the police shooting in the Capitol?