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“Evil isn’t the word”: Julie Kelly
This is something of a sequel to my recent post about the wildly excessive sentences handed down to the members of the Proud Boys, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and is prompted by Julie Kelly’s analysis, Blood Lust, in which she covers one of the most disquieting results of these Star Chamber proceedings – the suicides of some of those charged knowing what the bloodthirsty DOJ and the Federal Court in DC will do to them and their families.
While I wholeheartedly recommend a full and careful reading of Kelly’s excellent reporting, I do so with a caveat: it makes for uncomfortable reading as the examples she cites of some of the reactions of those on the left to the suicide she features but also the sentences handed down to many of the Jan. 6 defendants are, to put it mildly, disturbing and indicative of some very troubled minds.
This is the story of “Jord” Meacham who went to the Capitol on January 6 with his uncle and did something, in Kelly’s words, that deeply offended the ruling class — he demonstrated his support for Donald Trump. He was 19 years old at the time. The FBI agent’s report specifically noted that Jord was carrying a Trump flag, as if that had anything to do with whether or not he should be criminally charged. He was in the Capitol building for a total of ten minutes, assaulted no one, damaged no property. Here is Jord on that fateful day, surely not the picture of an alleged “criminal” as the ghouls of the U.S. Attorney’s office painted him: