Sedition and treason are carried out by a right wing mob of insurrectionists who invaded the US Congress at the Capitol while in an extraordinary session. Four are killed.
Those responsible could be charged with treason and sedition in federal court and the death sentence is not off the table unless President Elect Biden once he is in office ends it.
But who instigated all of this and now for months. The current President of the USA. President Trump who has a cult-like following and followers who think he is a political messiah, hang on and believe every word he says when it is clear that often this president is a pathological liar.
Like Mussolini who had a charismatic personality and his Italianness was on steroids, he also had a dedicated following, many cultural Catholics and others practicing Catholics despite the fact that he was a fascist. He did many good things that Italians liked, like getting the trains to run on time but other things too. But he was in cahoots with another cultic figure, Hitler. And both Hitler and Mussolini fanned the flames of populism with high octave fuel. And World War II ensued. Those who sided with Hitler and Mussolini were ardent, fanatical supporters and turned a blind eye to their cult of the personality.
Basically, we have a Jim Jones effect in these two leaders and yesterday we saw Trump’s followers drink the Koolaide and continue to do so, even after sedition and treason, to support him and create other conspiracy theories that those who invaded the Capitol were antifa! Really!?
So what will this day be like? I wonder...
President Trump could be removed from office under the 25th amendment and could be charged with sedition and treason. He could face the death penalty for it.
Or in light of that possibility, he will resign and let Vice President Pence oversee a peaceful transition of power. He can cut a deal and save the nation from a political trial of a former US President.
But two weeks more with an unhinged and clearly isolated president who has the nuclear option, literally, is quite dangerous.