Spike Cohen, the Libertarian Party’s 2020 vice presidential nominee posted the following statement on his Instagram account about the 2021 Capitol breach:
The reason for the protests & riots that are happening in DC, are more similar to why the BLM protests & riots happened than either side is willing to admit.
At the core of these riots, at the core of why they voted for Trump in the first place, is frustration over lost jobs, low wages, the skyrocketing cost of living, & much more.
Simply put: people who are happy & comfortable don’t riot.
The problem is that they’re misplacing their anger & rage. They’re rioting for someone who helped put them in the mess they’re in.
This isn’t about left vs. right, Rep vs. Dem, White vs. Black.
It’s about the people vs. a relative handful of incredibly powerful politicians & cronies (like Trump & Biden) who rob us every day.
They rob us of our money, but also of our opportunities, of our livelihoods, of our future. As we’ve seen, sometimes they rob us of our lives.
Their actions fill us with rage, & they redirect our rage towards each other.
Remember in the 2000s when Occupy (anti big business) & the Tea Party (anti big govt) were fighting each other while big govt handed trillions of $ to big business, created regulations to make them monopolies, & laughed at the rest of us?
That’s still happening.
We just got yet another “stimulus” bill where we got $600, crony corps & big govt agencies got trillions, & we got stuck with the bill for it, with interest.
This was a bipartisan agreement. Pelosi, Harris, McConnell & Trump all had a part in it.
Republicrats want us divided. They want us to hate each other.
They want us to riot so they can pass even more authoritarian “tough on crime” measures. Can you imagine what Biden & Congress are going to do after this fiasco?
The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way. It never did.
We don’t have to live with a system that wasn’t built for us, but relies on us to keep going.
We don’t have to struggle to make ends meet.
We don’t have to beg for crumbs from the bread that was stolen from us.
There’s 1 way to fix this:
See that this is all a scam, that Rs & Ds are in on it together.
Replace them with people who will dismantle this thieving, murderous system.
Don’t hate your neighbor, work with them to fix this for good.