The Capitol Riot was one of the darkest moments in the U.S political history. Indeed, it was the first time the country’s legislature overrun since the British attacked and burned the building in August 1814. This would be the legacy of President Donald Trump.It represents an absolute humiliation for the country’s most important signature. Does this just happen in the world most admired beacon of democracy? Nevertheless, as we continue to digest the impact of the Capitol Riot, we encourage everyone to take a second and reflect on the significance of the events.
In the meantime here are my key takeaways:
1. The men and women in uniform that served in the Capitol in D.C. were the true heroes of the day.
Indeed, just think about it. Imagine what could have happened if they responded with brutality as we have seen so many times in some countries with similar circumstances.
2. Democracy is fragile
Perhaps, one of the most consequential takeaways from today is a reminder to most Americans that democracy is fragile.
3. The danger of disinformation
Baseless claims without any evidence fuelled the chaos experience today in D.C and across the country.
4. The country is more than we all
The resumption of the electoral certification process is a demonstration of the importance of the country’s institution and the constitution.
5. The danger of the personality cult in politics
The event reminds us that Democracy is not only determined by how strong are the institutions of a country. But also by the mindset of the men and women in positions of power.
President Donald Trump legacy would be forever tainted by the event.