Was Last Wednesday Just Absurd Political Theater?

Last Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot ostensibly caused solely by Trump supporters bent on revolt has so far been a gift to the far left, their toadies in media, Democrats and never Trumpers. At least two people tragically were killed while three others died from causes that may or not have been related to the turmoil. Leftists across the spectrum have wailed and gnashed their teeth, calling it “one of the worst days in American history”. Anyone in government who questioned authenticity of the election is now being called on to resign. Big tech is trying to censor vast swaths of the population under the guise of “stopping violence”. Very convenient, huh? It couldn’t have worked out better for them so far if it had been planned.

The fact is that DC was woefully unprepared. The incompetent buffoon who is the DC mayor turned down offers of National Guard and law enforcement help prior to the event. She should be forced to resign. Capitol police were caught on tape letting many peaceful demonstrators in. Others ran from their posts. But does it matter at all outside of the beltway and the corrupt elite media? If this was a “national disgrace” and “the worst day ever” wouldn’t the rest of the country notice and even suffer? One gauge is the financial markets. Anytime something truly bad or shocking happens (9/11 for example) risk assets (stocks, corporate bonds, some commodities) get hammered. But this didn’t happen. In fact the stock market soared on Wednesday and Thursday to all-time highs. No hit to the economy is expected. The markets, far wiser than the media clown show and and DC sewer shrugged and said “ho hum”. Maybe the country realizes that the whole thing was a charade, though a deadly one, and the DC circus really does not matter much.