The New York Times editorial board published a piece titled “Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now,” in which it engaged in the same type of disingenuous hand wringing we have seen from the left since 20 seconds after the riot at the U.S. Capitol building concluded. The authors contended that the nation should continue fixating on the incident as if it were an indication that our democracy remains under threat from wacky right-wingers seeking to overthrow the federal government.
To start, the authors wrote:
One year after the smoke and broken glass, the mock gallows and the very real bloodshed of that awful day, it is tempting to look back and imagine that we can, in fact, simply look back. To imagine that what happened on Jan. 6, 2021 — a deadly riot at the seat of American government, incited by a defeated president amid a last-ditch effort to thwart the transfer of power to his successor — was horrifying but that it is in the past and that we as a nation have moved on.
This is an understandable impulse. After four years of chaos, cruelty and incompetence, culminating in a pandemic and the once-unthinkable trauma of Jan. 6v, most Americans were desperate for some peace and quiet.
Unfortunately, the nation is still in peril because of – you guessed it – conservatives who are somehow continuing the legacy of the riot in other ways. The authors explained:
It is regular citizens who threaten election officials and other public servants, who ask, “When can we use the guns?” and who vow to murder politicians who dare to vote their conscience. It is Republican lawmakers scrambling to make it harder for people to vote and easier to subvert their will if they do. It is Donald Trump who continues to stoke the flames of conflict with his rampant lies and limitless resentments and whose twisted version of reality still dominates one of the nation’s two major political parties.
The article goes on to argue that America “faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of democracy and has shown that it is willing to use violence to achieve its ends,” and contends that “[n]o self-governing society can survive such a threat by denying that it exists.”
But that’s not all.
The authors then made a questionable attempt to tie the Capitol riot to the laws Republican lawmakers have been passing to ensure election integrity. “[T]he past year, Republican lawmakers in 41 states have been trying to advance the goals of the Jan. 6 rioters — not by breaking laws but by making them,” the article reads. “Hundreds of bills have been proposed and nearly three dozen laws have been passed that empower state legislatures to sabotage their own elections and overturn the will of their voters, according to a running tally by a nonpartisan consortium of pro-democracy organizations.”
The authors made a series of claims about the recently passed laws that will supposedly keep large swaths of Americans from voting. They wrote:
Some bills would change the rules to make it easier for lawmakers to reject the votes of their citizens if they don’t like the outcome. Others replace professional election officials with partisan actors who have a vested interest in seeing their preferred candidate win. Yet more attempt to criminalize human errors by election officials, in some cases even threatening prison.
I probably don’t need to tell you they provided no actual evidence or proof demonstrating the bills and laws that were passed will prevent people from voting. I’ve read plenty of op-eds from left-leaning activist media outlets, and not a single one has given an adequate explanation showing how the laws will stop people who wish to vote in elections.
Despite The Times’ pathetic attempt to claim Jan. 6 is still an ongoing threat to the American Republic, it remains clear they are only engaging in their typical mindless fearmongering. But perhaps they are not wrong when insisting that every day is somehow a riot at the U.S. Capitol building. In fact, I would say they are 100 percent spot on.
The left needs every day to be Jan. 6, so every day will be Jan. 6 – for them.
As we have seen over the past few years, the New York Times abandoned journalism a long time ago and has gone full progressive activist mode. Their objective is not to inform the American public; it is to influence them to support the Democrats’ agenda. The media activists who work for the publication are dead set on helping Democratic politicians remain in power, which means they must work in tandem with the party to amplify its message.
We can already see the Democrats exploiting the Jan. 6 riot through its House Select committee, which is supposedly trying to get to the bottom of what led to the incident. It was recently announced the merry band of Democratic lawmakers intend to start releasing the results of their findings.
But even Mr. Magoo can see this is nothing more than cynical politicking. Democrats are well aware of the inconvenient reality that they have little to run on in the upcoming midterm elections, and their best hope is to portray conservatives as the same type of people who rioted at the U.S. Capitol building.
The New York Times piece demonstrates that the media activist outlet plans to do all it can to help the Democrats weaponize Jan. 6. Its objective is the same as the party for which they shill on the regular, so if they need to push the riot every single day, they will do so with a smile on their faces.
Unfortunately for them, Americans are far more concerned about kitchen table issues, and there isn’t a single family who is discussing the riot every day as they eat their flapjacks, eggs, and bacon in the morning. But again, what other recourse does the left have?