The defensive coordinator of the Washington “Hegemons,” Jack Del Rio, has just been fined $100,000 by head coach Ron Rivera for calling the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 a mere “dust-up.”
Where, we wonder, did Del Rio come up with that precise phraseology? Check this out:
One might think that the remarks of the well-known historian, Counsel on Foreign Relations member, Douglas Brinkley, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the breach of the Capitol Building, ostensibly mainly by people protesting what they perceived to be the theft of the 2020 Presidential election, would be embarrassing to the other members of his profession. To compare that relatively mild dust-up to Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and even the Holocaust has to strike any sensible person as complete lunacy.*
Those are the opening two sentences of my January 7, 2022, article “Deranged Court Historian Douglas Brinkley on Jan. 6.”
It’s a good thing I don’t work for the hare-brained Democrat/U.S. media shill, Coach Ron Rivera. But it’s a shame that I will no longer be able to pull for the home team as long as he remains the head coach.
Here, for the record, is the “dust-up” portion of Del Rio’s remarks:
“I can look at images on the TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses are being burned down, no problem. And then we have a dust up at the Capitol, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal.”
Here is Del Rio’s full statement on Twitter.
And here is the full statement of his boss, the head coach Rivera as he justified lightening Del Rio’s wallet to the tune of 100 grand in reaction:
This morning I met with Coach Del Rio to express how disappointed I am in his comments on Wednesday. His comments do not reflect the organization’s views and are extremely hurtful to our great community here in the DMV. As we saw last night in the hearings, what happened on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was an act of domestic terrorism. A group of citizens attempted to overturn the results of a free and fair election, and as a result, lives were lost and the Capitol building was damaged. Coach Del Rio did apologize for his comments on Wednesday and he understands the distinction between the events of that dark day and peaceful protests, which are a hallmark of our democracy. He does have the right to voice his opinion as a citizen of the United States and it most certainly is his constitutional right to do so. However, words have consequences and his words hurt a lot of people in our community. I want to make it clear that our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the actions of those on January 6 who sought to topple our government.
After reflecting on the situation and circumstances, I have decided to fine Coach Del Rio $100,000, which the team will donate to the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund. I feel strongly that after our conversation this morning, he will have a greater understanding for the impact of his language and the values that our team stands for.
Which of the two men are more sensible and grounded in reality? As I interpret Rivera’s remarks, there is absolutely no limit to the death and destruction carried out in the wake of George Floyd’s death by angry rioters and looters that would not have been completely justified.
Rivera is also hardly justified in speaking of “George Floyd’s murder.” To be sure, Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder, but no less a leading liberal legal expert than Alan Dershowitz has said that the verdict should be reversed upon appeal because it was reached in a climate of illegal jury intimidation. This American Conservative article, using the police body cam footage that almost no one has seen that preceded the knee-on-the-neck episode, predicted that Chauvin would not be found guilty, but it reckoned without the jury intimidation.
In many other ways, Rivera comes across as hardly any different from Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, or our mainstream media. He characterizes the still-murky January 6 event as “an act of domestic terrorism,” by basically unarmed people engaging in mainly misdemeanor offenses, we might add, and says, “A group of citizens attempted to overturn the results of a free and fair election, and as a result, lives were lost and the Capitol building was damaged.” One would never guess that the lives that were lost were only those of protesters and that the building damage was piddling compared to that caused nationally by the George Floyd protesters. And precisely what was at issue, and continues to be, was whether or not there was a free and fair election, but Rivera simply pronounces it so.
At least Rivera did not use the word “insurrection” to describe what happened on January 6, which the news media and the Democrats continue to use routinely. The fact of the matter is that “dust-up” is a far more accurate characterization of the events of January 6 than is “insurrection,” as the incomparable Paul Craig Roberts makes abundantly clear with his recent article, “The United States Has Joined the Ranks of Shithole Countries.”
Be sure you understand the nonsense of the accusation. Americans who came to Washington to show their support for a presentation to Congress of evidence that the Democrats stole the election from Trump have been arrested as “insurrectionists.” There were not enough “insurrectionists” at the Capitol to overthrow a McDonalds hamburger restaurant. Even if the Capitol had been occupied by people who refused to leave, how does occupying a building amount to a coup?
The purpose of the orchestrated “insurrection” was to breakup [sic] and prevent the presentation of the evidence of a stolen election to Congress, which the orchestration succeeded in doing.
Watching the Senate deliberations on television, I was really interested in how matters would play out, but the “orchestrated ‘insurrection'” got them off the hook. See also “Kavanaugh Stabbed Supporters, Nation in the Back over Vote.” It’s full of information that the Ron Riveras of the world would rather not know.
* Notice that in its clip of 1/6, MSNBC shows that very familiar scene of a gray-bearded guy bashing out a Capitol Building window. To the average television viewer, his is the face of the “insurrection.” I could be wrong, but for all I know, that man has never been identified. The press is all over him when it comes to depicting his actions on that day, but that seems to be where their interest in the man ends.