The world that we live in isn’t short of insane moments that appear as if they were pulled straight out of a scene from a movie. That is exactly what happened on January 6th, 2021 when individuals protesting the election results stormed Capitol Hill while Congress was in session validating Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election. It has been labeled as the most severe assault on the Capitol since the British sacked the building back in 1814. Politics aside, what happened was wrong and in direct defiance of the democratic system of government that so many individuals have sacrificed their lives to protect. It is not who the next president is that matters but rather the wellbeing of the nation. We need unity over division and truth over lies.
I believe in the right to protest but it should be done in a peaceful manner in an appropriate place. When done right revolutionary action is a powerful means of expression with the potential to lead to necessary changes being made in society. Storming the United States Capitol building out of anger because the person you voted for didn’t win the election and you believe that election fraud occurred is not acceptable nor will it change anything. The votes have been counted and recounted in several key states and there are no instances of significant fraud that would have swayed the election in the other direction. I just wish that people would take a look at the data for themselves and read up more on current events rather than blindly trusting the beliefs of those around them. Another thing I found disturbing about protests was the manner in which the police treated the protestors, they faced little resistance but if the protest had been a Black Lives Matter protest the outcome might have been quite different.