The U.S. House of Representatives didn’t bolt its doors on March 4 because of a holiday. It was shut down by threats of a replay of the Jan. 6 fascist assault by Trump supporters.
On March 8, the trial of the Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin began for the murder of George Floyd. People around the world saw the video of Chauvin keeping his knee on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, killing the Black man.
Floyd screamed “I can’t breathe” as Chauvin’s fellow officers did nothing. They’re just as guilty for George Floyd’s murder.
Why was there no response by the Pentagon to the fascists in the U.S. capitol for 3 hours and 19 minutes? That’s as much of a crime as the violence committed there.
Even the Washington Post, owned by Amazon union-buster Jeff Bezos, wants to know. Bezos’ newspaper posted both an editorial and an opinion piece on March 3.
The op-ed by Post columist Dana Milbank was entitled, “Did the Pentagon wait for Trump’s approval before defending the Capitol?” The title of the Post’s editorial was “The Pentagon delayed three hours in sending troops on Jan. 6. It still hasn’t given a good reason.”
What happened in Washington on Jan. 6 was a deliberate stand-down. It was like how police in Anniston, Ala., let Klansmen have 15 minutes to maim and attempt to kill the Freedom Riders on May 14, 1961.
The Black and white Freedom Riders were traveling together to protest Jim Crow segregation. Their bus was burned 80 miles from where Bezos is now spending millions to crush a union drive at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala.
The federal government has an obligation to stop racist mob violence. Instead it broke strikes dozens of times, like the 1894 Pullman railroad strike, led by socialist leader Eugene Debs.
President John F. Kennedy’s administration didn’t investigate the links between Klan terrorists and racist elected officials. J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI collaborated with local police to attack the freedom movement and slander Dr. King.
Hoover later pushed for assassinating Black Panther Party leaders, like Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in Chicago, as seen in the film “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
We can’t trust the capitalist government to investigate its own thugs among the police and military brass. The Pentagon lied about Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn’s role in tardily responding to D.C. National Guard Maj. Gen. William J. Walker’s request for emergency assistance.
Charles Flynn is the brother of Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who called for Trump to declare martial law in order to overturn the election results. Were these two brothers acting together on Jan. 6?
Only an independent People’s Commission of Inquiry into the Jan. 6 assault can find the full truth about this fascist conspiracy.