by Allan Wall

The break-in at the Capitol, on January 6th, the so-called “insurrection”, has been in the news ever since.

Disturbingly, it’s being used as a pretext to suppress Donald Trump and his movement.

The goal is to denigrate Trump and his movement, to discourage anything similar from arising.

I do not support the break-in of the Capitol.  I wish they had never done it. It gave the Democrats a pretext to suppress the opposition.

Certainly, the harsh reaction from Democrats was quite hypocritical, given that the Left has been utilizing and justifying political violence, destructive and sometimes deadly, during 2020 and before.  The Democrats are ok with political violence, as long as it helps their side.  (See Political Violence: Whose Ox is Being Gored?

But the Capitol break-in occurred at the same time as a massive Trump rally in Washington.

In that rally, then-President Donald Trump delivered a speech to supporters on the Ellipse, a green area between the White House and the Washington Monument.   The charge is that Trump’s speech incited supporters to invade the Capitol, though the timeline shows that people were already entering the Capitol before Trump’s speech was even over. It was a political rally.

I was there in Washington, D.C. on January 6th.   We had traveled there to support Trump. Of course we knew it was a long shot.  But if we don’t fight against vote fraud, how can we prevent it in the future?

This was not my first Trump rally. I’ve attended several of them.  They are fun and encouraging. You meet some great Americans who are also concerned about our country’s future.

For my firsthand accounts of Trump rallies, see the reports of the following rallies: Oklahoma City (2015)Oklahoma City (2016)Topeka, Kansas (2018)Columbia , Missouri (2018), the Tulsa rally of June 2020 and
the Omaha rally of October 2020. Also there was Springfield, Missouri (2018), where I was unable to enter the rally because so many people attended (but my son got in somehow).  I also saw Trump speak at a national FFA convention in 2018.

In January, the four of us in my traveling party set out for Washington, D.C. The trip there was exciting.

From time to time we would encounter other Trump supporters also on their way to Washington. 

The night of the 5th we arrived to our D.C. hotel, which seemed to be entirely inhabited by other Trumpsters. There was a festive atmosphere in the common areas. 

I met attendees from various states, including some non-Biden supporters from Delaware.

The Trump rally of January 6th,  on the ellipse, was like other Trump rallies I’ve attended.  You meet good people who are concerned about our country’s future. 

Among the thousands gathered there was a group of Chinese-American anti-communists, calling on us to destroy the Chinese Communist Party.

Alas, America can’t even destroy its own Marxist movement, much less that of China, which has friends in our government.   These people may have fled tyranny in China only to encounter it in America.

Trump’s speech on the ellipse didn’t tell people to break into the capitol. Read it here if you like.   It was actually heavy on content.  Trump discussed the power of Big Tech and how the media shuts down dissent, weak Republicans, Voter ID and how we need reform, along with a detailed description of cheating in the swing states.  Trump enjoined the audience to march to the Capitol to encourage the Republicans, “to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” [18:16]

After Trump’s speech, we marched to the Capitol.

The march to the capitol was exhilarating, as we proceeded together down the streets of Washington.  For a time, I was even marching alongside a pro-Trump Haitian and Vietnamese among the marchers.

It was a long and exciting march. The mood among the marchers was upbeat, and I didn’t pick up any violent vibes.

At one point we crossed the intersection of “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and here we are getting flipped off. No violence erupted there, however.

It was a rare opportunity to stroll down the street in our nation’s capital, and glimpse some of the D.C. sights.

When I arrived to the foot of Capitol Hill, there was already a multitude of Trump supporters below Capitol Hill.

I began to discover what was going on up in the Capitol. I had gotten my first hint in a cell phone conversation while walking there, but I didn’t really understand it.

After arriving, I started to glean some info from the internet. I could see
some activity higher up in front of the Capitol building. And I started to hear about it.

But, I never went inside the Capitol.

I re-united with the other three members of my party (we had gotten separated on the long march over).

We left the Capitol area, walking to our car via a different route.

Enroute to our car, and walking with other Trumpsters, we ran into some D.C. natives who angrily told us to get out of their town.  That’s how they see it – their town, not the capital city of all Americans, but their town.

We got out of D.C. before the curfew and began the journey home.  What an experience!

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