what happened today was terrible. Trump was trying to perform a coup, as like we lived in Banana's Republic. He was incenting the violence. He prevented national guard for coming to the capitol, the sacred building in the US.
I was watching and listening with one ear while doing my work, I am sorry I did not come earlier. Thanks for all the updates. Even the vice-president broke with Trump.
Whilst as a post reply upon this subject, my self must keep civil, well at least try. This was so watched with unbelieving eyes that such a situation was unfolding before our very eyes. If not the United States Capitol grounds and building, it would have been what would be expected as Jaga so clearly described as ," How election results are disputed in a Banana Republic, but not in America.
With not to give him any credit what so ever as not to capilize his name, trump is a little man and what an example of rabble that are his followers as demonstrated on the telli screen. It is a shame though for people to die in his cause, for it was for nothing. For what has occured is an example of an attact upon all Democracies we as free people keep as sacred.
A Guest Editorial by Heiko Maas, Germany's Foreign Minister
The attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., isn't just an assault on American democracy – it's an assault on every democracy around the world.
07.01.2021, 15.10 Uhr
A Trump supporter carrying a Confederate flag through the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
The images of the storming of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., are painful to the soul of every friend of democracy. The democratic world is shocked and appalled. But that’s not enough. We need all democrats around the world to stand shoulder to shoulder. The struggle against narrow-minded delusion, against intolerance, against the division of our societies is our common struggle. Indeed, it would be self-righteous to point the finger solely at America right now. Here in Germany, too, in Hanau, Halle and on the steps of Reichstag (in coronavirus protests last summer), we have seen how agitation and inflammatory words can spark hateful deeds.
About the Author
Foto: Bernd von Jutrczenka/ DPA Heiko Maas, 54, has served as Germany's foreign minister since March 2018. The politician, with the center-left Social Democratic Party, previously served as federal justice minister.
This should be extremely clear: Those who, like Trump, have spent years using words to constantly inflame and incite their own supporters, ultimately bear responsibility for this attack on the heart of American democracy. We see all around the world what happens when radical populists come to power and systematically stir up resentment against democratic institutions. Yes, democracy thrives on contradiction, even disagreement. But it dies when brute force silences the other, when sheer hatred breaks all bounds of decency and respect.
The radical mob does not represent the majority in the United States. The vast majority of American voters stand firmly behind democracy and voted decisively against a right-wing populist. And it’s not just Donald Trump who needs to finally accept that. Every Republican with a modicum of responsibility needs to finally repudiate Trump once and for all. The American courts have ruled clearly that this was a lawful election. Those who disrespect that election result are disrespecting their own people.
America’s strength is its diversity. It is admired around the world for the freedom of its democracy. U.S. president-elect Joe Biden knows this. His call yesterday for mutual respect and reconciliation were the soothing words of a president. And the confirmation of the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris by the U.S. Congress was the best democratic response to those who sowed chaos and discord in Washington yesterday.
As friends of America and as friends of democracy, we wish Joe Biden and Kamala Harris great strength in the difficult task of overcoming America’s division. We stand together with them in the fight for democracy. In keeping with the quintessential American motto: "E pluribus unum" – out of many,