• An Officer Died, the Left Lied: Some ‘Insurrections’ Are Apparently More Tolerable than Others

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    Surge Summary: It was quietly announced Tuesday that Police Officer Brian Sicknick died last January NOT from an assault the Capitol Hill riot, but from “natural causes”. Few Democrats, Progressives and Mainstream Media types want to focus on this development – it goes against the favored narrative that January 6th’s uprising was the murderous act of Donald Trump and his supporters. It’s the same reason the aforementioned Leftists not interested in honestly presenting the facts about BLM and Antifa riots and attacks.

    Late [Tuesday], and without any fanfare, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner’s office announced that Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes on January 7th after suffering two strokes.

    Officer Sicknick was a U.S. military veteran, and he did his job protecting the Capitol.  His family deserves our full support and prayers.  Yet, in spite of his family’s pleas not to politicize his death, that’s exactly what the left did for its own political gain.

    It would have been better if the breach of the Capitol Building had never happened on January 6th.  But it is absolutely clear that there was an intentional effort by the left to label those events as an “insurrection,” and to smear the entire conservative movement as illegitimate, violent and a danger to the country.

    For weeks, virtually every media outlet referred to January 6th as a “deadly insurrection.”  Many outlets also said that Officer Sicknick had been bludgeoned to death by Trump supporters.  All of that was a lie, and we knew it very early on.

    But the New York Times didn’t correct its inaccurate reporting until well after the false narrative had taken root all over the country, and, most tellingly, only after the president’s impeachment trial had concluded.

    So, now we know that the only person who suffered the consequences of deadly force on January 6th was Ashli Babbitt, a former U.S. military veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  To this day, we still do not know the name of the Capitol Hill security officer who shot her.

    The Left’s Propaganda

    Let’s review what happened over the past year.

    • Throughout 2020, there were many “insurrections” across America in which federal courthouses, ICE offices, police departments and historic monuments all came under attack from radical leftists.  Dozens of people were killed, including law enforcement personnel.
    • Not only did Joe Biden and Kamala Harris rarely condemn the violence, their staff did their best to bail out the rioters as quickly as they were arrested.  (Here and here.)
    • Those of us who attended the last night of the 2020 Republican National Convention at the White House had to run a gauntlet of crazed radicals to get back to our cars.

    None of this was labeled an “insurrection” by congressional Democrats.

    None of this was taken by the media as evidence of an extremism problem on the left that needed to be subdued and dealt with.

    But after just one event on Capitol Hill, in which no one died other than Trump supporters, the entire federal law enforcement apparatus and the media have established a false narrative that conservatives are violent and the left is just seeking social justice.

    That is the very definition of propaganda.

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    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Elvert Barnes from Silver Spring MD, USA – IMG_0267, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=98897288

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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