Yes, This Is Who We Are. Just Ask Any Queer or POC

Addison's Agenda
3 min readJan 10, 2021

Last week, a mob, a riot, an insurgency of right-wingnuts urged on by our traitorous president and sycophantic members of Congress attacked the Capitol Building of the United States of America. They bloodied and killed police, well, they bloodied the police who weren’t holding the doors for them or taking selfies. They terrorized members of Congress. They destroyed property and stole from The People’s House. They basically acted like right-wingnuts.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

All during the terrorist insurrection, people were asking where the cops were. You could only see a few who were actively trying to stop the vandals. Partly this was due to bad planning on the part of the Capitol Police. According to news reports, the police and National Guard didn’t believe that Trump’s rally would turn into a riot despite the weeks of social media posts calling for violence that day. Why did they underestimate the crowd and its ferocity? My guess is it was because the misanthropes were mostly white.

We can all remember the show of force the federal government put on during the Black Lives Matter protests. Thousands of anonymous officers dressed as stormtroopers lined D.C.’s streets to keep the Black people and their allies in check because you know how those people get. But white people threatening violence? “Nah, it won’t turn into anything ugly; they’re white,” seems…

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Addison's Agenda

Addison Smith is an LGBTQ+ and disability educator and activist living in the Midwest with their cat. They/She. More info at https://addisonsagenda.com