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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

A Sad Day We Will Get Passed!

Dear Blog Friends,

I know that all of you share my shock at the events of this day at the Capital of the United States.  I was watching the senate proceedings on TV when I saw the live events unfold on TV before my amazed eyes.  The Trump demonstrators pushed passed the Capital guards, breaking windows, entering the Capital.  It was unbelievable to behold.  I kept hearing someone saying “oh no, oh no, oh no” not realizing it was my voice I was hearing ... until my blind husband who could not see the TV - said “tell me, tell me, ...what!”  And I had to tell him the terrible truth that my eyes were seeing.

This evening I am hearing the reactions from our elected representatives and other countries - “an attack on Democracy,” “praying for the country,” “an insurrection,” “President Trump holds responsibility for this event.”  And of course, there was a death.  Reactions of disbelief.

Later pictures arising on the news from within the Capital ... of the demonstrators in the senate and house chambers, in the offices, pawing through papers, posing with feet propped on desks, offices vandalized, guns raised, Trump flags waving ... So many disturbing images.  These images will be hard to forget!   

To those outside the US - the unrest at present is only at the Capital.  Videos might lead one to think this violence was more wide spread.   It was only at the Capital, but this was a strike at the heart of our country.  A desecration.  A kind of terrorist attack. Abhorrent because it was orchestrated over the last 4 years by a sitting President through his words and attitudes.  A final crescendo to overturn the will of the people.  Historic. The worst possible type of historic event.  

After the rioters where cleared from the Capital, the Senate and House returned to complete their work - the confirmation of the vote count for the next President of the United States. 

Remember - what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.                                                                                     I believe we will be stronger as a result of this event.

The voice of the people has not been overturned!

 The man who was chosen by the people ...  Joseph Bidden ... will be our President!

And prayers ... yes ... we could certainly use them.  


Angela said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Marie Smith said...

I feel so sad about this insurrection. Such misguided and gullible people with some white supremacists thrown in. We have them in Canada too. The rise of nationalism is a world wide phenomenon which is a reaction to globalism. It will be a tough road ahead for the new president in the face of this pandemic too. I will pray for him. Take care.

Wendy said...

It was broadcast here too and it was hard to understand how easy it seemed to be for them to breach the building. Having said that, although our Houses of Parliament, the seat of Government are fenced and guarded I'm not sure they would withstand the unexpected onslaught of an angry mob. Sad times.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Such sad and shocking scenes, I'm so glad for you that that despicable man is nearly out of any position of power. A true narcissist if there ever was one.
Sending prayers,

Cynthia said...

Still reeling today, Friday. The details coming out make the situation feel even more awful and make one wonder if our country can ever be repaired, in our lifetime, anyway. I’m not sure I can agree that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I hope you are right!

Paula said...

Way too many idiots live in this country. How did they fall under his spell. I will never understand.