Saturday, January 9, 2021

Original Post on 01/05/2021: 1860. Is history repeating itself when President Lincoln was elected. January 9, 2021

 Was history rewritten on January 6, 2021?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/07/opinion/horror-confederate-flag-us-capitol/

The horror of the Confederate flag in the US Capitol

Historians have noted that not even during the Civil War did this violent symbol of white power and oppression penetrate the halls of our Capitol.

By Josh Delaney     Updated January 7, 2021, 4:56 p.m

A member of the mob of Trump supporters who rampaged throughout the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., Wednesday carried the Confederate flag inside the building.ERIN SCHAFF/NYT

 As white supremacists stormed our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, the text messages and e-mails were coming so quickly that it was just easier to copy and paste a form response to nervous friends, family, and loved ones: “I’m home safe. Thank you for checking on me. This is horrifying.”

Like the rest of America, I watched the chaos unfold on TV. Although I was about a mile away from the Capitol building, I feared for the safety of my colleagues and friends who were in the complex, as well as the thousands of staff — especially the Black and brown support workers — who dutifully keep the sprawling Capitol complex humming every day.

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1860. Is history repeating itself when President Lincoln was elected

Shall the GOP majority 'secede' from the Union?
Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5-6, 2021 will show, will change come, or business as usual since Reconstruction ended.

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