Where Were You?
Last week the Capitol building in Washington D.C was under siege from upset group of protestors that stormed the Capitol building to stop Joe Biden become the next president of the United States. To be honest, I really have no strong opinions about people causing a big mess at the Capitol. By what caught my attention is the aftermath, the mess, the destruction, and who was there to clean it all up. It seems like in the USA at the time being… there will always be 50% of people unhappy, regardless of what side you sympathize with. But for me, this blog is not abut picking sides, it is about the absolute sadness I felt seeing what happened in the aftermath of the riot. All the pointed fingers, blaming Trump, blaming Republicans, blaming BLM, blaming our police… everyone is willing to point the finger at someone, but nobody wants to take responsibility.
Everything that is totally wrong with American politicians are summed up in this picture right here. One politician, who wasn’t even in the building when the riots occurred, is cleaning up all the mess. His name is Rep. Andy Kim, a democrat from New Jersey.
Listen, I don’t care one bit about being a Republican or a Democrat. I don’t care, because the only thing I will care about is whether the politicians we put up there on Capitol Hill are making the decisions in the interest of Americans and American life. The issue for me is that in this picture no other politician is cleaning up with Andy. It is not whether Rep. Kim is a Democrat or whether he is Korean-American, it is that he cared so much for what the room represents. Capitol Hill is the heart of America.
So we have one politician that cares about America, Rep. Andy Kim. He, Himself, and God alone, and law enforcement officers cleaned up the rotunda, and other rooms, filling trash bag after trash bag until 3:00am in the morning. What is wrong with American politicians? None of them care enough about America to even clean up what is right in front of them. No other senator or congressman was there to clean up. After the other politicians got done voting, they went right into blaming one another, but failed to clean up the mess in front of them… Maybe they thought, “It’s not my responsibility,” or “someone else will clean it up.” And they are right… it is not their job to clean up the mess at Capitol Hill and they are right, someone will clean it up… I am sure they have janitors to do the job…. But that’s the problem. It’s not about your job, but it is about what you represent.
The reason why politics are so rotten currently is because everyone wants to point the finger, everyone doesn’t want responsibility, and everyone is thinking that someone else will do it. We have these politicians that say they want your vote and that they promise to clean up the political mess, yet they can’t even clean up what is right in front of them… they rather just point the blame or simply ignore it.
Where were you Nancy Pelosi? Where were you Mitch McConnell? Where are you Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Where were you Ted Cruz? Where were you Chuck Schumer? Where were you all? All you politicians cared was someone else will clean this up… well one person didn’t wait for someone to pick up the mess, Rep. Andy Kim went into action. Politicians promised to clean up America, but they can’t even pick up one trash in the Capitol Building. Nice.
For four years we paraded with the slogan, “Clean up the Swamp.” It being directed to Democrats, but I think we need that reset button and get rid of all Republican and Democrats politicians. I think we need Thanos again… Get rid of everyone in Washington and start over…
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