The unpatriotic seditious insurrection is still fresh in our psyche. The unbalance remains. We discuss the reasons and ramifications.
It was an insurrection.
There is much that needs to be said about the recent insurrection. Anand Giridharadas had the best statement that we must consider.
“It’s very easy to lose sight of that fundamental through-line and that fundamental narrative in American life,” said Anand Giridharadas. “Given what has happened. Last week was insurrection-week. This week was impeachment week. Next week’s inauguration week. We never got infrastructure week. And it’s dark. It’s very, very dark. But I think if you look at so much of this darkness, it is not the darkness of the beginning of something. This is not a launch party that you’re seeing on the other side of the screen. This is a funeral for something. It is a funeral for white supremacy. It is a funeral for a kind of outdated outmoded male power. It is a mourning for a time in which certain Americans could feel and claim to be the default of an American and not have to share.”
Giridharadas then made the following prescient statement.
“So I have been trying as a practice because I’m as despairing as everybody else right now to remember that what we are witnessing in so many of these dark days is backlash,” Anand said. “It’s not the engine of history. It’s a backlash against the engine of history. These people that you’re seeing are not the future. They are the barnacles on the future.”
Karen Morgan, Joel Segal, and Egberto Willies continues the discussion on “A Deeper Look.”