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It’s time for all of us to step down off our high horse of hypocrisy

Editorial by Chad Hobbs

 I remember as a child, in a house with three young boys, learning really quick that you didn’t go running to dad yelling, “Daddy, daddy, he hit me!” It did not matter if you were the one who threw the first punch and ran to tattle tale when you got hit, the one who threw the last hit or as I often was, the one who set back and instigated the two other sides to go after each other in the first place; you were all three going to get lined up for equal consequences. Dad did not care whether you started it, instigated it or finished it. If you were going to act like heathens, you were all going to be disciplined as heathens.

 I thought all that would end with childhood, but it appears I was terribly wrong. Adults today act far worse than any kid ever dreamed of. Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam, the Republicans were mean to me. Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam, the Democrats were mean to me. All the while, the three big cable news channels stir the pot.

 I will start by saying I denounce everything about what happened at the Capitol last week. Violence is never the answer. It wasn’t last summer, and it isn’t now. The hypocrisy that was unleashed in its aftermath sure was mind numbing, though.

 People who were fine with people’s houses and businesses burning in cities across this country all last summer in the name of racial justice are suddenly outraged that windows were broken out of the People’s House. This is different they say. Tell that to the countless minority business owners I watched bawling on national TV, as they stood by the firebombed remains of their life’s work that were reduced to ashes. They found no justice from the riots that many politicians and celebrities endorsed.

 Many who demonized the police all last year, as their side’s mob injured and even murdered cops around the country, now are outraged that an officer lost his life because they can blame his death on the other side. I watched posts this past weekend by people who were outraged over police shootings of unarmed, criminals last year turn to celebrate the death of an unarmed veteran being shot in the Capitol last week, claiming “the traitorous (female dog expletive) got what she deserved.” I guess skin color matters to them after all.

 And what about the BLM leader that broke into the Capitol? He says he crawled in through a window to “document” it. Guess they weren’t all crazy right wingers after all. This was also the guy who back in August stood in front of the White House on a megaphone screaming, “We about to burn this s*** down. We gotta rip Trump right out of that office right there. It’s time for a revolution.” He’s with BLM though so he gets a pass, right?

At least half the country remembers the slew of celebrities who held effigies of Trump’s decapitated head, urged their social m