Okay, okay, lets all cool our jets here for a minute. I know were all worked up about the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and thats all well and good. But lets not let our emotions cloud our vision and let todays commemorations cause us to forget the real horror we must all remain focused on: the Capitol riot this past January.
It is true that losing nearly 3,000 American lives to weaponized passenger jets was pretty bad, but I think we can all agree that this pales in comparison to the earth-shattering terror we all experienced when watching footage of wingnuts wander aimlessly around the Capitol Building for a few hours.
Serious experts agree.
In a July appearance on MSNBCs ReidOut with Joy Reid, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd said he felt the Capitol riot was much worse than 9/11 and that this is the most perilous point in time since the beginning of the American Civil War.
To me, though there was less loss of life on January 6, January 6 was worse than 9/11, because its continued to rip our country apart and get permission for people to pursue autocratic means, and so I think were in a much worse place than weve been, Dowd said. I think were in the most perilous point in time since 1861 in the advent of the Civil War.
I do too, Reid replied.
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