The Gaslighting Is Going to Destroy Us

On Wednesday, rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a failed attempt to overturn the results of a democratic presidential election with violence. This was the first time since the British invaded the United States during the War of 1812 that the heart of American democracy has been assaulted. It was an act of insurrection.

The Congress, convened to count electoral votes from the states, was put into lockdown. The U.S. National Guard was called in to put down the rebellion. Americans on all sides of the political aisle, from pundits to senators to the vice president, unequivocally condemned the political violence and our leaders resumed their constitutional obligations—which were disrupted only so much as was necessary to ensure their …

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