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The black-run District of Columbia government has just agreed to pay \$1.6 million to people who sued—backed by the ACLU—over being arrested for rioting in the January 20, 2017 riots protesting the election of Donald Trump.

This is probably collusive, like “Consent Decrees” and Jacob Frey’s \$27 million settlement with the Floyd Family in Minneapolis. It’s not Frey’s money, or the District Government’s, either, it’s the taxpayers’ money, and they want to lose these lawsuits, if it suits their political goals.

NPR quotes a guy from the ACLU, cheering this on:

“The contrast between the over-policing of constitutionally protected speech on Inauguration Day 2017 and the under-policing of a violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol earlier this year starkly demonstrates law enforcement’s institutional biases,” Scott Michelman, legal director of the D.C. ACLU, wrote in a news release. “A diverse group of protestors with a left-wing message was subjected to a mass arrest without cause, whereas armed white insurrectionists with a right-wing message stormed Congress, and the police let them walk away.”

D.C. To Pay \$1.6M In Police Misconduct Lawsuit Filed After 2017 Inauguration Protests, by Colleen Grablick, WAMU-NPR, April 26, 2021

They say that MRE’s, the Army’s Meals Ready To Eat, provide “Three Lies for the Price of One … it’s not a Meal, it’s not Ready, and you can’t Eat it.” I think the statement above by the the ACLU’s Michelman has that beat by at least three (note the bold-faced parts above) however, to limit it to three, the January 6 protesters weren’t “insurrectionists”, they weren’t armed, and the police didn’t “let them walk away”. Some were arrested on the spot, one unarmed woman was shot, and others have been pursued all over the country.

But the main point is that the J20 Riots were a huge deal, and the fact that no one went to jail for them is why we’re suffering riots all over the country…everywhere except Washington.

Recently, in an introduction to editor Peter Brimelow’s “It Will Come To Blood” Four Years Later—The Left’s Trump Inauguration Day Tantrum Was Just The Beginning, I wrote that we’ve been hearing a lot about “right-wing violence” at the recent Capitol protests from pundits who seem to have forgotten that the Communists who rioted against Trump rallies before he was elected also turned up on his first day in office to riot against his election.

Peter wrote that after Inauguration Day 2017 about the substantially-unreported military occupation and fencing in the District of Columbia, which notoriously prevented Trump supporters getting to the reviewing stands, resulting in much media gloating. But Biden’s Inauguration had much more military preparation, and twelve-foot fences with razor wire…something Trump’s disloyal subordinates wouldn’t put on the border fence.

And this was cheered by the same people who thought that Trump’s 2019 Fourth of July military parade was some sort of “Crossing The Potomac” moment.

That means that you could either say that the outgoing Trump Administration is protecting Biden better than the Obama-Biden Administration was willing to protect Trump…or that the Deep State is on Biden’s side.

There was no reason, two weeks after January 6, 2021, to expect any trouble from the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump—the Capitol Protest was apparently spontaneous, and mild by the standards of the Summer of George Floyd. But the J-20 Riots of 2017 were planned and organized by Antifa.

The “” website, proof if proof were needed, is still online.

Here’s a brief look at something that didn’t happen on January 6, 2021, and did happen—a lot—on January 20, 2017.

Below, two views of what I think was the same limo which was “protested” by someone who threw a protest flare into its interior.

Anti-Trump protesters will face up to 10 years in prison

Majority of 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face 10 years in prison and \$25k fine as US attorney says they will be charged with felony rioting

By Anna Hopkins and Cheyenne Roundtree,, January 22, 2017 |

Here’s Larry King (age 83 in 2017, died 4 years later, almost to the day) talking about what happened to his SUV:

I don’t blame him for being rattled. I don’t know if anyone was in the car hit by the protest flare, but I don’t believe that the “protesters” cared.

And here’s some of coverage of the sabotage of the prosecution by Kritarchs and the Deep State:

In spite of all this rioting, burning, and smashing in 2017, and the failure to punish it by Federal bureaucracy and Democrat-appointed judges, I would not, of course, describe it as the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War” because that would be really stupid.

Another riot planned and organized by Antifa: the assault on the Unite The Right Rally (itself a genuinely peaceful protest) at Charlottesville in August, 2017, eight months after the Inauguration Riots.

The Left has always been the party of riots that are called protests, and we’ve just had a year of burning, looting, murder, and destruction to prove it. See Michelle Malkin: Amnesia of the Anarcho-Tyrannists for more.

The question is will the “exemplary” punishment of the Capitol protesters, which looks to be massively unequal justice, intimidate dissident members of the Historic American Nation? Or will it, as Admiral Yamamoto was depicted as saying after Pearl Harbor, “awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve“?

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  1. Protesting is the American way, because of freedom of speech.

    Those who say antifa should be declared a terrorist organization are wrong. If antifa can be declared terrorists, then the Proud Boys or any dissident group can be similarly labeled.

    Being a political dissident is not a crime.

    The J20 protest was a leftist temper tantrum. They were justified to show up, but not to commit vandalism or threaten bodily harm.

    The January 6th ‘Stop the Steal’ protest was also justified because the election had just been stolen, and the courts refused to provide redress. There should have been no arrests after January 6th, as it was a ‘fair’ protest.

  2. Damocles says:

    Is the author related to Benjamin Fulford?

  3. The notable difference between the Anti-Trump J20 street violence and the later invasion of the Capitol by Trump supporters is that a large portion – if not majority – of the Anti-Trump street riots were composed of young people who although dangerous, violent, and fascistic in their own personal belief / conduct, they are often extremely hostile to both the Republican and the Democrat party.

    The Capitol invaders are almost the opposite demographically – Primarily Aged Boomers, strongly supportive of the Republican party, many had adopted an entire lifestyle arranged around Q, and were attending an arranged event that had no explainable purpose, planned in advance by those with direct personal ties to the Republican party.

    I think that what most starkly differentiates these opposing groups is – the Anarchist leftists largely did what you would expect an anarchist leftist to do – they created meaningless disorder, damaged property, and had basically no plan other than to attack those that they did not like, and entertain themselves in the process.

    In the case of the Jan. 6th Capitol Invaders, no viable purpose of any sort actually appears to have ever been formulated beyond following an angry crowd. They also had no particular plan of any comprehensible sort, beyond attacking and battering building security guards who had done nothing to them, so that they could LARP through the interior of the US Capitol Bldg. These people largely claimed to represent some idyllic conception of pure constitutional governance – not anarchy – but betrayed all of its core written standards, without any apparent intellectual capacity to even recognize this.

    In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king, as the saying goes –
    In an impartial review of comparative morons in action, the Jan 6th invaders actually pull ahead by a hair simply because they are not only wrong, but are entirely in conflict with their own stated belief systems as well as basic common sense.

    (Almost) Everyone had a mom who at some point asked you – “if all the other kids jumped off the roof, would you also do it?”. After Jan 6th we identified those who answered “yes”.

    I don’t in any way support or identify with anarchists or leftists, however the concept of attempting to equivocate taking the interior of the US Capitol by force because some of the least credible advocates in human history assured you that the ‘election was stolen’ is a sort of warning sign for those of us who fall somewhere on the ‘right’ spectrum that the propaganda has reached critical mass.

    Its a warning sign that while you cant fix stupid, you can harness it.

  4. BuelahMan says:

    You know they feel they have full control when they work so blatantly with double standards so evident. It is a sure sign of the jewish ‘master/slave’ thought.

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