America's "Massively Open Mental Health Crisis since 1776" Must Finally be Addressed if America's Democratic Republic is to Survive
I knew when Jake Angeli was " outed" as an aspiring actor that publicity in a time when publicity can generate income whether its publicizing good or evil that this was what he wanted:
Frankly, it really doesn’t matter who "invited" Jake Angeli to " play" an attractive actor in what I suppose "passes" for what a coon-skinned-capped-tattooed-and-provocatively half-naked wilderness explorer would look like in a comedy porno, "How I launched a career and met my partner in the US CAPITOL TERRORIST ATTACK ON 1.6.2021." Mr. Angeli chose to "accept" an invitation from a criminally insane POTUS45 and use his significant white male privilege to get first-tier press on Newsweek.com.
Fair enough, Jake Angeli. Well played, sir. I speak as a registered voter who overcame ( like a lot of folks across the country) blatant voter suppression in California ( POTUS45 attack on the Postal Service-- for the first and only time since 2005, me and thousands? tens of thousands? of permanent vote-by-mail voters never received their voters pamphlet or ballot via the US MAIL. Meanwhile the CA GOP was never sanctioned for placing fake remote ballot boxes throughout the state. This possibly perceived distraction to mention voter suppression is intentional-- our nation quietly watched as POTUS45 , for all intents and purposes knee-capped the United States Postal Service. POTUS45 acted as if he owned the USPS. He was wrong. Presidents of the United States are entrusted and paid for stewardship and management of America’s natural and human resources. STEWARDSHIP is NOT OWNERSHIP.
It is another example of POTUS45 's mental illness that he has behaved since his inauguration like someone who "owns" our nation's natural and human resources. POTUS45 and his "cast" -- his much publicized "base" are otherwise salvageable (I hope/ I trust) sentient human beings who also believe they "own" Federal property and the paid civilian and military Federal, State, and municipal employees. Once they realized candidate Trump ( in 2016 and the run up to 2016) was going to support them in their delusions, they came out and voted for him in 2016 and again in 2020. They essentially voted against their best interests after four years of chaos and destruction.
With 11 months of genocidal-level death from COVID-19. POTUS45 prolifically exceeded his own claim that he could gun down any random person on the streets of New York City and get away with it. If all of this isn't mentally ill/ crazymaking behavior, I don't know how it could possibly reflect any aspect of sanity.
I want all of the armed terrorists that participated in Wednesday’s insurrection in support of Executive and Legislative sedition prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. All of them need long-term mental health treatment focused on cult deprogramming, so their incarceration time must have a rehabilitative component.
Otherwise, the same rabidly angry people who chose to arm themselves and terrorize the entire US Congress, and civilian Federal employees and vandalize Federal property will believe that they can repeat/ continue behaving this way in a democratic republic- the United States of America.
You know, even at my most angry and frustrated and appalled at the human beings who implemented POTUS45's vile sedition, I still do not wish to kill, lynch, or corporally punish any of the participants. Earth is the only place we all find ourselves together on. For that reason alone I think our Universal purpose is to figure out how to have a world that works for all of its inhabitants.
If it takes having to pay attention to all the voices who have told us over and over and over again that capitalism, racism, misogyny, ageism, sexism, homophobia, poverty, homelessness, and all the other zero-sum, winner-take-all philosophy and values must go, then SO BE IT.
(C) VernonNickersonSchoolcoach 2021