Guest Opinion: BABBIT
Guest Opinion: BABBIT
“The democrats couldn’t have scripted it better. Or maybe they did script it.” -Rush Limbaugh
Ashli Babbit, a 35-year-old patriot, wife, and military veteran died as a day player on a movie set. Unlike decisive participation in military maneuvers, Ashli Babbit was not given the facts about what she was embarking on that tragic Wednesday morning. Ashli, like thousands of others, believed that she entered just another Trump rally. Just another congregation of people who just love their country and just want to shout out love for America in unison and bask from the good energy created.
Ashli Babbit and thousands of Americans, had good reason for their misconception. For five solid years, our president, Donald John Trump lead enthusiastic, empowering and happy rallies- for one year as citizen Donald John Trump and four years as President Trump. In five years of rallies, with sometimes as many as three rallies in one day, there were no acts of violenceby the attendees supporting our president. Violence emanated from outsiders identifying themselves as Trump haters. There was no inhouse negativity, except for disgruntled media reporters and crews.
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, two plans were in place. In one, our President Trump would speak, supporters would watch in person and remotely. Eyes would feast on a man who loves our country, is willing to fight for a free and fair election and stand before us with his family by his side. People who would never comply with the “you have to pass it to see what’s in it” and “you didn’t build it” philosophies of Pelosi and Obama exhibited a fatal combination of spirit and naivety.
Spirit compelled them to be a present participant in the DC process. Naivety caused them to believe that that just as they could hate the deeds of opponents, while still supporting an opponent’s right to make arguments legally – the reverse wouldalso be true. Trump supporters believed in cognitive reciprocity. And for that, they were factually and sadly naïve.
But there was another plan in play. Those who talk endlessly about a level playing field were not willing to be on the level. You can not be on the level when you’re operating from a dirty playbook. Like any heist, there is team cooperation involved. Like any heist, the truth is hidden. And, just like any heist, there are thieves who think they are more than what they are- which is just like all other common thieves.
Now, the crime scene has turned into a giant Rorschach Test and the Trump haters in and out of the media and government can look at the footage and see their own subjective fantasies, yell them out loud, and, with much media help, their fantasies will ripple all through the airways. These subjective sightings then become inventory for government regulation – a warehouse of Trump supporter hatred and punishment is formed.
But this fight for freedom is not over. Not yet. Love is not hate. Not yet. Facts are not thought crimes. Not yet. We The People are not all stupid, bloated idiots committed only to our credit cards and cell phones. Not yet. We know choreography when we see it. We know that even when things are planned perfectly, the leading lady gets a snag in her dress, the leading guy needs a new jacket. Actions that involve multiple players don’t go from point A to point B by accident. In this case, freedom loving Americans took time off of work, packed bags, kissed a loved one good-bye, took pictures, all motivated by a desire to cheer for the United States as support fighting peacefully for an honest and fair election.
This rally had the same level of impromptu violence as the You Tube video that inspired violence in Benghazi. It seems to be getting the same level of clarity in an investigation. We know what the absence of an investigation looks like. At a minimum, we know the bigger the crime, the more yellow tape and more time. Even those of us who are not so savvy, not seasoned cops, even we know that the conclusions are formed -after- the investigation as much as we know the sneaker gets laced after it’s on the foot as opposed to before.
We know movie ingredients almost as much as we know our grocery lists. We know all movies start with a script, but that it takes someone to bankroll the whole thing. We know that there are actors, outfits, and locations. Some of us know that artistic license is not an automatic green light for snuffing out the existence of others – no matter how much you hate them.
Hopefully, a full-on investigation will take place. Who was the executive producer, who were the actors and who wrote the murdering script?
Today’s guest opinion is provided by Pamela J. Garber. The featured photo is “Grant Crabtree filming on set circa 1950s” and is Public Domain.