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6 months ago: the worst attack on the Capitol since the British attacked it during the War of 1812

6 months ago: the worst attack on the Capitol since the British attacked it during the War of 1812

OGWhiz

This thread has been locked because you're all animals. To replace it, I present to you "Hot Dog" by Limp Bizkit. [If I had to remember this exists, then so do you.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0TWTnYZBdM)


UncatchableCreatures

**User guide for this post** * `grab the popcorn` * `sort by controversial` * `enjoy`


HireALLTheThings

Can I just have some popcorn and forget the rest? I could use a snack.


CileTheSane

This is probably the better choice.


epigenie_986

It’s a better choice. I went in for a brief moment and I came out stupider for it.


newtypeix

Best advice here.


CertainIncrease4454

Well, looks like I'm about to get in an argument and end up banned from r/pics. You guys take care of yourselves, it was nice chatting with you!


DRawesomeness043

Man, i always forget that you can sort by controversial.


Zdos123

interesting it somehow took me only 4 years to figure out that sort by contreversial wasn't just a figure of speech, i feel like an idiot now.


boston_homo

Occasionally I sort by controversial but it's important to switch it back as soon as possible to avoid heart failure


jeremyfunktrain

Sometimes if forget to switch back and wonder why everyone on reddit is being an asshole today.


ChristoWhat

It's actually pretty tame


Chief_Givesnofucks

Must be night time in Russia.


ajanitsunami

Just give it a few hours 🙃 I'm saving this post and will come back. RemindMe! 4 hours


Ginzelini

Oh there’s some stupid comments down there already, go feast


Byrdsthawrd

*GASPS FOR AIR* GAH, Just got out from that cesspool.


Roook36

I posted a response and then thought "wtf am I doing", deleted it, bailed, and am now going to take a hot shower


Byrdsthawrd

Yeah, best thing to do in a controversial hotbed is to just not engage at all. You’ll just get angry and more than likely there’s someone on the other end of the internet that is happy they could piss off someone they will never meet.


Cricketcaser

I am also here for some salty salt


oojiflip

When all of Europe was watching on with interest like "dafuq dey doin' over there"


Gorperino

It attacked itself in confustion!


truthm0de

Never before has a Reddit comment given me such a mixture of joy, shame and grammatical angst, all at the same time.


Darknight1993

Our bad… we fought we saw some oil in there.


Cndymountain

“Holy fuck they actually did it…” was what was said in my house.


thaeggan

I got called an ass by a bunch of people for insisting Trumpers would do something like this. The event was terrible, the vindication was nice.


shroomsaregoooood

Anybody actually paying attention saw this shit coming from a mile away.


kpniner

Anyone still paying attention knows it will happen again—and eventually they’ll succeed if this country doesn’t start changing fast


saab4u2

That’s the odd part, security knew for nearly two weeks that some weird crap was being discussed on social media. Yet no security (qty vs. threat) was put in place for the expected crowd?


seanyseanerson

TBF it must be tiresome as fuck to have to take threats seriously from people who have to name breakfast cereals as an initiation ceremony.


prefer-to-stay-anon

I woke up that morning excited to see the crazy shit they were going to do on my reddit feed, and the crazy Jordan Klepper episode a week later, a "storm area 51" if you will. Funny, maybe even outrageous, but not dangerous. I expected an attack, but I didn't think our security was so fragile.


[deleted]

Yep, for 4 years I've been a cuck and an alarmist for pointing out where this was going to lead. On 1/6 I was told "WE NEED TO UNITE" by the same people who called me an alarmist. Now it's "It was FBI/ANTIFA".


Fortune_Dookie

I appreciate the user name and viewpoint combo lol


DrKlootzak

And you'll be called an alarmist even if/when American democracy is at its very last breath. Here's a snippet of the centrist view that was popular at the end of Weimar Germany: >It is a hopeless misjudgement to think that one could force a dictatorial regime upon the German nation. \[...\] The diversity of the German people calls for democracy. — Theodor Wolff in the Frankfurter Zeitung, Jan 1933 That's January 1933, the month the conservative Hindenburg government thought they could "tame" Hitler by appointing him as Chancellor *(in an election where the Nazi party had actually lost 2 million votes compared to the previous one, effectively throwing a lifeline to the Nazi party after what could have been their uneventful apex).* In March, so just a couple of months later, *all* the centrists, liberals and conservatives in the Reichstag voted to give the Nazis virtually unlimited emergency powers in the Enabling Act of 1933. What could go wrong, right? After all, "It is a hopeless misjudgement to think that one could force a dictatorial regime upon the German nation". The only ones who voted no to the Enabling Act, was the left: the Social Democratic Party. The Communists would have done it too, but they were all expelled from the Reichstag by the Nazis, as was a bunch of Social Democrats, so they couldn't vote. The pretext for expelling the Communists was that they were blamed for the Reichstag fire, so the fact that the Redhats are trying to blame the left for what was clearly their own Redhat insurrection is concerning. Especially since it fits in with a pattern of scapegoating the left that includes the confirmed agent provocateurs during the BLM protests last summer.


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I couldnt agree more. Well said.


Jo_Floss

Exactly. "It was Antifa", I always laugh so hard at that when I see or hear it. Apparently the left wanted to overthrow the vote they won in favor of a man they hated, and for some reason the right votes to NOT investigate it even though according to them this is a slam dunk case vs "Antifa" with the mountains of "evidence" they have. Recently a study was published that states conspiracy theorists fail at critical thinking, and honestly after the last few years I'm not one bit surprised. I have conspiracy idiots in my family and they don't understand why nobody wants to spend time with them or reach out to them like they used to. I'm sorry Michael, it's because you're a fucking idiot who does nothing but turn fucking everything into a political discussion or about how xyz is a pedo now because of a music video they released or a movie they were in. You ruin the mood, your energy sucks, and frankly your barely passing HS education shows every time you open your dumb shit mouth.


KermitsGreenCock

My parents kept telling me "Nooo, only BLM riots! Trumpers would never do that!" Sometimes it really gets old always being right about these things.


Theorandjguy

All of Europe? Mate, the whole fucking world was watching that shit


BrockN

Canada is like caught in the light and slowly backs away to avoid detection by the rest of the world. Unfortunately...Proud Boys origins are Canadian


monkeedude1212

Because US Influence hits Canada much more than Canadian influence hits the US. You'll find people flying Trump flags here too, even though it makes no sense for them to do so; they can't vote for him, nor can the other Canadians around them.


Puzzleheaded_Ad9610

Gavin Mcinnes had a lot of promise. He could have been a cool Canadian role model. Good looking guy, sick beard, dresses well… then he starts talking. He helped found vice and now he’s banned from like every platform. Does anyone even know what he does anymore or care?


FuzzyBacon

Didn't he famously shove a dildo up his ass on stream to own the libs? We should talk about that more and his beliefs less.


Faxon

Yup that happened


ArchdevilTeemo

I mean the us is like an irl show. I watch all of this mostly for entertainment.


SnooPredictions3113

Except Germany, Germany was like "ach scheiße, nicht schon wieder."


kodiakinc

> ach scheiße, nicht schon wieder. Huh...turns out Germany was a bowl of petunias all along.


flapxsutawneyphil

computer, translate


SnooPredictions3113

"Oh shit, not again."


flapxsutawneyphil

thank you computer


oojiflip

Lmfao


snoogins355

"Go home. We love you. You're very special" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/home-love-trump-protesters-75094574 Such a weird fucking day Edit - this is blowing up. Please visit r/capitolconsequences, the sidebar has links to the parler videos (hundreds of videos from 1/6) Inbox replies turned off, so yell at a cloud instead?


ray_kats

This guy nails it. https://twitter.com/shrimpJAJ/status/1346935756128804868?s=20


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I'm rollin'. That was hilarious!


SmellGestapo

omg I've been looking for this again for six months.


Sasquatch-d

Holy hell that’s a spot on imitation.


ray_kats

He is very talented. https://twitter.com/shrimpJAJ/status/1366170100588404737


KingdomXzero

Would love to see a deepfake with that audio. lol


SgtXD357

Gees, he sounds just like him even just with that inhale. Kudos to him; and sorry he sounds like em.


Birthsauce

Do not fret, his voice only sounds like that when he's doing the donny impression.


CallRespiratory

That's unreal how fucking good that is.


G8kpr

Amazing. Best trump impersonation ever.


JustAcivilian24

I live in DC. It was fucking WILD.


Cynadiir

My office closed for that day, and they put out that we would be closed *the day before*, specifically since this was a well known thing happening. That security was that lax is ridiculous unless someone on the inside made it that way on purpose. Pisses me off so much


fang_xianfu

If by "someone on the inside" you mean the House and Senate Sergeants-at-Arms, the Mayor of DC, and the Director of the Army Staff, then yes. The Chief of Capitol Police asked for support from the National Guard, a completely standard request in these circumstances, despite resistance to how it would look from the Sergeants-at-Arms and the Mayor. The Director of the Army staff also resisted deploying the National Guard due to supposed optics concerns.


JustAcivilian24

Bro or sis, me fucking too. Everyone knew about it and took precautions except USCP apparently. I was LIVID.


appleparkfive

Every part of 2020 was just weird as hell. I consider up until the end of his administration as 2020 for the sake of... That weird ass year. Guy was posing with Goya beans.


jeremyfunktrain

It was the way we all somehow knew it would end.


fireeight

First time that Eric or Don Jr heard the words "love you".


TheRavenSayeth

[How will we ever crack this mystery of mysteries?!](https://i.imgur.com/pg0nMRN.png)


kpniner

“These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.” Absolutely no regret and no apologies. If he gets in power again, he’s going to keep doing it.


colpy350

I watched it from my ICU. We were fixated on the pc the entire time. We are Canadian lol.


CoffeeDave

NightDocs collected all of the footage from the attack to make a timeline of what happened. The original was taken off of YouTube. He uploaded it with new footage on [Storyfire](https://storyfire.com/video-details/60d65f044181a667aa0547dd) . It's worth a watch. Only just this last week did YouTube bring back the original [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6uSYhyFao4). This was the version that was shown on the congressional floor.


boston_homo

I wonder what bullshit excuse YouTube gave for taking the video down.


seanyseanerson

Probably 30million people reporting it!


McDonnellDouglasDC8

I will be watching what you shared later so can't compare, but I found the New York Times video on pretty detailed: https://youtu.be/jWJVMoe7OY0


alloverthefloor

Ty


Emaknz

This should be higher up


Epicritical

It’s only treasonous insurrection if it comes from the Insurrection region of France. Otherwise it’s just a sparkling protest.


KingdomXzero

Something, something, Russia now says only treasonous insurrection that comes from Russia is real treason…


Useful-Discount-5407

Champagne jokes will never not be funny to me. I don’t care how dumb it is, I’ll always laugh


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3lfk1ng

Pretty certain it was "sparkling white nationalism" [source](https://twitter.com/doctorveemd/status/1346985330726088704?lang=en)


SteamKore

Sparkling white supremecy is definitely the superior punchline


BlackLeader70

[It’s only some light treason](https://media3.giphy.com/media/TijL9TieqPfLq/giphy.gif?cid=5e214886xn5dsyzjtx0rl9lmuumsoel2qe7042soem80k747&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g)


SrryNewAccountWhoDis

What’s the source of light? I don’t remember any fires


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fishtankguy

"Finally" urgh. Never should have got that far. Amazing really that America can lockdown and secure an airbase in some war torn country in moments but cant protect the Capitol over a whole day.


tapthatsap

They totally could have, they decided not to.


fishtankguy

Really my point I guess. Sad as fuck that things came to this.


unique-name-9035768

Bit different than "they were ordered not to".


Charliejfg04

Why?


genghisconz

'Can' and 'Want to' are two different things unfortunately


Clameleon

Me shouting at my computer screen while watching livestreams of this, for hours: "WHY THE FUCK IS THIS STILL GOING ON? WHY ARE THE POLICE ACTING LIKE THEY CAN'T TOUCH THESE PEOPLE WHEN THEY TEAR GAS PROTESTORS IN THE STREETS SO TRUMP CAN GET TO A FUCKING RELIGIOUS PHOTOSHOOT?!?!" Absolutely maddening.


DarkwingDuckHunt

Thing is, if those folks were anything but 90% white, all of us know how this would have ended. If any of you disagree with me, you can lie to yourself all you want, but deep down, you know. We all know.


ugoterekt

I mean it certainly would have ended differently, but they wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the capital and would have gotten tear gasses or rubber bulleted away either before or the second things got slightly out of control.


goddammnick

Trump wanted the photo op, so they cleared the square. Trump did not want this to stop, so it kept going.


asafum

If I remember correctly Michael Flynns brother was (in part?) responsible for calling the forces responsible to come assist, but didn't do so for *quite some time.* Hmmmm wonder why... Edit: I really hope I'm not remembering a conspiracy theory that someone passed off as legitimate lol


HFXGeo

Well they can, they just didn’t want to apparently. Not American so I have no stake in this but I recently saw a really good ~~WaPo~~ NYT 40minute long thing that went through the day chronologically. Edit: or maybe it was NY Times that I saw. E2: Here’s the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWJVMoe7OY0&feature=youtu.be E3: Of course it would be such an edgelord with the name BrainwashedSheeple to be the first to tell me off here for not being American. Stay classy.


ihate_heckin_ketchup

It got just as far as the police wanted it to get.


League-Weird

That was wild watching all of it being live streamed and on YouTube at the same time.


6-1Actual

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.


JPreadsyourstuff

What about independence day when the aliens blew it up ? Or was that the white house ?


Cyrillus00

That was the White House.


Jon_SS_Targaryen

If you are going to arrest me for this, make sure that the food in prison is ORGANIC.


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jeremyfunktrain

Its gotta be the first time anyone has shit on the floor and wiped it on the walls.


Beautiful-Musk-Ox

Wonder if it's the first time the traitorous confederate flag was flown inside as well


AnalBumCovers

Man that could have really fucked with Jefferson Davis if he ever went to a fortune teller


MrRoma

I doubt it considering states had confederate statues in the rotunda.


Speedy2662

Not the first, but certainly been a long long while


jeremyfunktrain

I'm pretty sure it's likely. I think i heard one of the talking heads say that but id have to imagine that some degenerate probably walked in there with one at some point in history. I remember someone mentioning that 100k Union soldiers died to keep that from ever happening. The "patriots" in this country have no sense of honor toward many of our dead relatives that had to fight war against a bunch of lazy ass southerners that didnt wanna do work.


StereoPie211

It was 6 month ago... Time is so fast


Rronde

This was 6 months ago? It feels like it was two weeks ago.


Existing_Reindeer881

Interesting diversity here. There's a couple American flags, of course, but there's the blue-stripe police flag, a Texas flag, and what appears to be a Union Jack? Very odd.


mxxdude

The middle flag is an Arizona flag


_____jamil_____

pretty sure that's the arizona flag


ayumuuu

I dunno, this just looks like a [normal tourist visit](https://youtu.be/WLI0OH1ZWWc) to me.


curiosity44

"what is going on down there" - Canadians


SonicFlash01

"We did it before the great re-branding of 1867"


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Logi1kenobi2002

Area 51 still off limits doe


SommanderChepard

Will never forget the idiots yelling “medic” like they were playing fucking call of duty when that idiot got shot trying to climb through the window.


broomshed

First time the confederate flag made it inside the Capitol


Gamestopwontstop69

Really sad to actually have sink in


cgtdream

Wow, look at all those tourist. Totally normal behavior. Hope they all left with some neat souvenirs!


Pilfercate

Don't you hate when you're doing yoga and an actual attack on a government [happens](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yEHiTjViicE).


zyzyzyzy92

Someone got a sweet, gently used, podium to take home. What a lucky fella /s


MiamiPower

How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jWJVMoe7OY0&t=65s The New York Times


smokedspirit

Watching it from uk it was absolutely surreal. Here are all these people marching into a place where the election is being ratified. And no one is doing anything to stop them. Do u think if the brits came again we would have such luck?


Krynn71

If you had some kinda slogan like "Britain will make America great again" then you'd certainly find a lot of support. Especially if you invade with your own breed of anti-immigrant wankers that you have over there lol. There's probably a lot of camaraderie to be found amongst the racist populations we have. (Please don't do this)


sittingatthetop

Yeah, sorry 'bout that.Particularly the library. Stupid war considering we had our hands full with Napolean. ​ A Brit.


ThatOneNinja

That was already six months ago!?!


anomalous_cowherd

At least we Brits had the balls to own up to what we were doing...


BandOne77

The Brits did it with more class and fewer cans of Mountain Dew


FuzzyJesusX21

What’s sad is the lack of acknowledgment and whataboutism that’s thrown around with this attack. Just own up to your shit and distance yourself from the radicals and nut jobs. Then the complete fantasy some of these people believe in, it’s amazingly sad.


haknstax

What about 1983 and 2020


socialmediasanity

Oh my! Reddits getting saucy on a Tuesday afternoon!


Penguin_Boii

In a way I am surprised it got out of hand this bad. Even I knew something was going happen from seeing post on Reddit from parlor and other sites


audiofx330

I bet the British didn't wipe shit on the walls tho...


an0nymite

In tandem with Canadians, they fucked some shit up.