14.01.21. Nigel Farage: The crisis that has unfolded since Wednesday’s wholly illegitimate storming of the U.S. Capitol has taken a very dark turn, and I am genuinely worried about what will happen next. First, however, it is important to make it clear from the outset that I believe it was a huge mistake for the rally outside the White House to have taken place at all. Half a million people gathered in Washington. All of them were convinced that the election had been “stolen.” So it was utterly irresponsible for people like Rudy Giuliani to urge on the crowd by talking about “trial by combat.” The ugly spectacle of protestors stopping a joint session of Congress, in which Joe Biden’s victory was being certified, will haunt our memories forever.
Source: Nigel Farage, Reform UK Leader and Snr. Editor-at-Large, The Debate
America’s future is in jeopardy
Sadly, the assorted bunch of extremists intent on bringing anarchy and disorder to America’s seat of democracy have overshadowed the vast majority of decent people who attended the rally. I’m talking about the everyday folks who hold Donald Trump in the highest regard. He provides a voice for them and millions of other Americans who distrust the mainstream media, feel like they’re being silenced by social media companies and see a world in which the rich and powerful only benefit themselves. They love him.
What concerns me now is the reaction to the protests. Ironically, it could result in a greater risk to peace and harmony than last Wednesday’s disorder itself. If Trump is martyred, there will be a terrible price to pay.
Ever since the president’s surprise victory in 2016, the Democrats have been afflicted by what many have called “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” This almost-pathological desire to right what they perceive to be a “wrong”—i.e., Trump’s electoral success—is driven by a self-proclaimed moral superiority and a conviction that Trump’s triumph was due to Russian interference or some other spurious conspiracy theory. The Democrats have never accepted the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency. Since he first entered the White House, every attempt has been made to prevent the normal functioning of government—from the seemingly endless Mueller special counsel inquiry to a farcical impeachment process.
I saw a similar denial of the truth here in the United Kingdom, when many leading public figures spent years trying to overturn the 2016 Brexit referendum result. All this tells me that the so-called “liberal” elite is, in fact, wholly illiberal. It is motivated by nothing more than a burning hatred of its sundry opponents.
Statements in the last few days from Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi tend to reflect this stance. They certainly indicate that we are entering the period of peak vindictiveness against the 45th president of the United States. The aim is to disgrace Trump and, ultimately, to enmesh him in a series of legal battles that will put him in jail. Winston Churchill once said that in victory, the victorious should show “magnanimity.” There is no sign of that spirit among the American Left, and this attitude could backfire spectacularly