At the risk of falling into the abyss of whataboutism we share a perspective from a TOP ECHELON TKC READER that attempts to provide context by remembering "mostly peaceful" protest throughout last year that also endangered local democracy.
Here's the word . . .
"Today's violent protest at the Capitol wasn't really so different than the Black Lives Matter protests we've seen in Kansas City and throughout the nation. In fact, there was far less violence and destruction of property overall.
"Let's not forget that Kansas City institutions like KCPD headquarters were also under siege by violent BLM protesters who injured officers in their attacks."
"It's unfair to condemn violent protest from one side without mentioning acts of destruction from the other, opposite political viewpoint."
"They're both part of the same hypocrisy. Standing against politically charged violence is commendable, so we should do it across the board or else the condemnation is nothing more than auspicious, but ultimately empty, rhetoric."
You decide . . .