What surprises me is: people are surprised by this?
What else surprises me is: people are still spewing rubbish with the effect of “US democracy can not be defeated so easily.”
What doesn’t surprise me? Law enforcement officers were complicit. U.S. Senators and Representatives were complicit. The President was complicit.
What needs to happen?
- A declaration of war (with an offer of amnesty) against any and all domestic organizations and individuals who espouse “white nationalism”, “the boogaloo” or “white power.”
- Outlaw unregulated (as in “not supervised by the state”) “militias.”
- Regulate electronic mass media: apply punitive measures for internet publishers that facilitate the spread of disinformation.
What will surprise me: if the incoming administration will rise to the level of aggression needed to counter this gang of Brownshirts.