So I wrote a post on Epiphany, took a nap and when I woke up there was a white supremacist Trumpster fire happening in the Capitol. I was a little surprised, but not a whole lot. This is the kind thing I’ve learned to expect from Team MAGA. I’ll admit, I was a little taken aback by the footage of DC police moving the barricades aside so the crowd could go through, but only because I’d’ve expected them to be a bit more subtle. I was a lot more surprised when the Nazi-wannabes just left. I’m guessing it was a dress rehearsal. The real show will be in a couple weeks, more or less.
My little corner of Twitter is densely populated with LGBT pastors, because that’s what I wanted, so I’ve been engaging with a lot of righteous indignation, lamentation and repentance, all of which is apropos. And I’ve been saying, yes, absolutely, but we should also be girding our loins because the events of 6 January 2021 were a fucking dry run. And somebody said something about Christians being complicit which caused me to respond with some dumb “not all Christians…” which got smacked down right quick. Damn straight, because I was wrong.
We, Christians, have passively allowed white supremacists to take over. We have not pushed back. We have not stood up. Sure, some of attended a BLM march or two, but that ain’t enough. Exactly what more we oughta be doing, I do not, at this moment, know. But condemning white supremacy in no uncertain terms is a start. Demanding Trump’s immediate removal from office and arrest is another. Rounding up, charging and prosecuting everyone who illegally entered the Capitol is another – though that would’ve been a lot easier if the DC cops ad done their jobs at the time.
We might also want to seriously consider the fact that the reason the DC cops didn’t do their jobs is that they were either in on it, or in support of it. And while we’re looking at cops, let’s go ahead and acknowledge the fucking obvious fact that the reason cops handle mass-murders like Dylann Roof with kid gloves and themselves murder black people is that they’re fucking racists doing a fucking racist job. Honest to God, they literally can’t go a week without murdering a black person someplace in Amerikkka.
The Grand Old Party has been instrumental in all of this, of course, and they’re not sorry now. They’re currently saying “Oh, what a terrible thing – it was Antifa, by the way” and trying to distance themselves from Trump, who they’ve supported and protected for four years. If next week’s Beerhall Putsch goes as planned, they’ll be right behind the Orange Fuhrer again.
I have very little confidence in the Democrats. Biden is a Milquetoast, middle-of-the-roader who will come out of his corner yakking about reconciliation because if he was to hold people accountable there’d be guns a’blazin’, as if we don’t already have that. As if it can be avoided.
Christians must oppose what is wrong. We should be the first to the barricades, and first to the gallows if it comes to that. The terrorists built a gallows at the Capitol, noose and all.
“But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36.