Let’s take a look at the sentences being handed out or sought for the J6 riots:
- Joe Biggs of Daytona: 33 years
- Enrique Tarrio, of Miami 33 years
- Zachary Rehl 30 years
- Ethan Nordean 27 years
- Dominic Pezzola, 20 years
- Elmer Stewart Rhodes, 18 years
If the government wants to argue, as they have here, that this is terrorism, then what about Antifa and BLM? Why aren’t THEY being charged with terrorism for their riots and attacks on Federal officials? Instead, actual sitting members of Congress are providing them with bail money and legal defense.
The biggest mistake that the J6 protesters made was in thinking that the same rules would apply to them as applied to the Antifa/BLM crowd. If they were serious, the J6 protesters should have brought weapons at the beginning. If they were serious, they would have known that their actions would result in the loss of their lives- either rotting for decades in a Supermax prison, or dead there in the Capitol. Knowing then what they know now, would they have not participated, or would they have gone armed?
This is a cautionary tale to others, and the biggest reason why many don’t take action now. You either go in expecting your life to end, or you wait for reinforcements.