The siege isn’t big news: We were already a banana republic

Orrin Konheim
2 min readJan 9, 2021

I’m happy that the siege happened so that we can finally disown Trumpism and the majority of people in power can call this an insurrection, but I’m very disappointed that we WOULDN’T HAVE CALLED this a government insurrection before January 6th

Over the last several months, we had 1) a president and a vice president and a secretary of state repeatedly state they wouldn’t agree to the rules of a democracy 2) various government officials who have been pressured on record and otherwise fired by Trump for simply reporting that the…

Orrin Konheim

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