If January 6th, 2021 was a terrible day in the history of the United States, this day might just continue to be a dark day in the history of America that might have its effects over generations.
The US Capitol insurgency is if we see it in a broader view is really different from contained rage.
It came to an end with the rule of a depraved, cruel President and will result in endless attacks on the American system of self-government for decades.
It endorsed violence as a tool of political dialogue among millions of citizens and provided a shocking turn of events that, given the horrific day, could only be a reflection of the deep divisions of democracy to come.
The result of the hours of terror seen by Donald Trump urging the crowd to “fight like hell” to oppose the will of the electorate has revealed that large parts of the Republican Party have rejected the goal of extended, united democracy when its first President, Abraham Lincoln, he was dead.
Far from undermining the myth of Trumpism, Republicans are jumping on the Capitol metaphor to launch a national voter repression program that would make it easier to steal the upcoming elections without the need for a crowd attacking Capitol.
A year later, a congressional hearing about the two-and-a-half-year-old peaceful transfer of power is one of those days whose thunderstorms allow it to stand on its own.
If September 11, 2001, was the day that destroyed the old deception that supported US power – that a large country could not be attacked outside – January 6 brought an epiphany that democracy could not last forever.
It pointed out that state forces that had puzzled the founders, and had infiltrated the American community since then, were released.