The eighth hearing investigating the January 6th insurrection has come and gone, but recent data reflecting partisan differences between liberals and conservatives show that new information is unlikely to change many hearts and minds as November’s mid-term elections approach, increasing the likelihood of more violence and civil unrest over the next two years.
While Democrats and the White liberal establishment vehemently oppose the prospect of Donald J. Trump returning for a second term in office, traditional conservatives and outspoken Trump loyalists are continuing their battle for the soul of the Republican Party as both critics and supporters of the former president justify their entrenched positions as patriotic acts.
During his opening remarks July 21, Committee Chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, (D-Miss.), from COVID quarantine and by video, said that the last six weeks of hearings showed former President Trump was responsible for attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election and that his lies, and a betrayal of his oath of office, threatened America’s system of government through an attempted coup.
Stating that Mr. Trump refused to tell his supporters, who marched upon and subsequently attacked the U.S. Capitol, to stand-down and go home, Rep. Thompson added that mobs of angry rioters rampaged through the halls of Congress, “savagely beating and killing law enforcement officers” while “hunting down the vice-president and various members of Congress,” for nearly three hours until finally speaking out and allowing the D.C. National Guard to put down the violence.
“What kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice-president is under threat, when the Congress is under threat?” asked Committee Vice-Chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, (R-Wyo.), during a July 3 interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ “This Week.” “It’s very chilling, and I think certainly we will, you know, continue to present to the American people what we found.”
Desiring to lay the groundwork for Republican wins in this year’s mid-terms, and to identify a candidate capable of uniting conservatives, populists and White nationalists—Republicans, frustrated with price increases, crime, border security issues and what many still say is a “stolen” Trump victory from the 2020 election, in order to secure both Houses of Congress this year, and the presidency in 2024—at whose expense will they settle their differences?
According to a mid-July poll analysis by FiveThirtyEight and ABC News, Republicans have an 80 percent chance of winning the House of Representatives, while it could go either way for the U.S. Senate that currently holds a 50/50 balance with Vice-President Kamala Harris serving as tiebreaker.
“If we take the majority, we will make sure we lower the cost of energy, become energy independent, we secure our streets to be safe and then more importantly, we secure our border at the same time and we give the parents a bill of rights to have a say in their kid’s education,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who has been positioned by the GOP to replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House should the Republicans win in November.
Mr. McCarthy also said that following a Republican takeover of the House, he will press for investigations of the current administration’s connections to Hunter Biden’s business dealings, the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, the origins of the coronavirus, inflation and concerns on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Touting his “Commitment to America” agenda, Mr. McCarthy’s plan, reminiscent of the GOP’s “Contract with America” in 1995, under then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, will the 2022 mid-terms usher in a replay of the “angry White male” narrative, but more styled, mannered and articulate than the former administration? Additional hearings are slated to take place in September.
A newly released NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll shows that 57 percent of Americans believe the former President Trump deserves blame for the January 6th attacks on the U.S. Capitol, while only half said he should be charged with crimes based upon the evidence presented at the hearings. Also showing that 86 percent of Democrats considered the rioting to be an insurrection and a threat to democracy, the polls showed that only 12 percent of Republicans and slightly more than half of Independents agreed.
In a recent visit to Casper, Wyoming, to endorse Rep. Cheney’s opponent, Harriet Hageman, in the upcoming Republican primaries, Mr. Trump referred to Ms. Cheney as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) causing Ms. Hageman to secure a 22 point lead between July 7 – 15 with polling at 52 percent over Cheney’s 30 percent.
“Liz Cheney isn’t representing Wyoming, and, in fact, she’s turned on the Republican Party and she’s deflecting attention from Joe Biden’s failures,” Ms. Hageman said in part during a NEWSMAX interview. She also labeled the January 6th hearings as a fraud, reflecting not only a thirst for power over principle regarding the rule of law, but also an example of a kingdom divided against itself according to Matthew 12:26 in the Bible which reads: “If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?”
Regardless to which side the arguments may fall, tensions, divisions, and conflicts exacerbated by inordinate self-interests among leadership and the anger of a heavily armed and highly dissatisfied population on the brink, requires not only divine insight, hindsight, and foresight, but it also demands right guidance in a time of distress and affliction.
The Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, described the logical conclusion of a nation unraveling before the eyes of Allah (God) and the civilizations of the Earth when he wrote in his 1974 book, “Our Saviour Has Arrived,” that: “The Old World of mischiefmaking and bloodshed is now on its way out in order make room for the new world of Righteousness and Peace. For the past 6,000 years we have had to live in an evil world that was designed to destroy the peace of man and to shed his blood.” The Messenger stated this divine and profound insight under the chapter heading “Old World Going Out; New World Come In,” on page 212.
To escape the chaos and confusion of a civilization in flux and to survive the fall of the greatest nation to exist on the planet over the last 6,000 years, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan described the importance of law, love and duty during a May 16 interview, aired on Chicago’s WVON 1690-AM radio, while introducing the Nation of Islam Executive Council to the public for the first time.
“We always think of law as something that confines us, and it does. But Jesus represented law at the highest manifestation when he said, ‘Love God first.’ And that is the first cardinal principle of the Executive Council and the members of the Nation of Islam. We love Allah (God) first with all of our hearts, soul, mind and strength. We pledge allegiance to nothing or no one but God,” the Minister said of the next group of his helpers being prepared for national leadership.
“The Executive Shura Council is comprised of a group of men and women who believe in Islam, as taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, under the guidance, leadership and direction of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,” said Sultan Rahman Muhammad, Student National Imam of the Nation of Islam, during the same radio interview.
“We were selected by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to govern the affairs of the Nation of Islam based on the foundation for our work found in the Holy Qur’an, Bible and of the history of Prophet Muhammad, Jesus and Moses (Peace be upon them),” he continued.
“The members of this Council function as a community of persons who live with one common cause at our root which is to see the resurrection of our people, formed into a nation, under the rules and laws of God.”