After what we've already seen in other threads related to politics i can't believe anybody could be dumb enough to start another one. It's amusing how months and months of rioting don't bother some people but one day of it offended somebody enough to start this thread.
I find it interesting that you object to this thread, given that you have made (according to the BD search engine) 446 posts in political threads, or posts with political comments, since Dec. 1, 2020. I won't take offense at your calling me dumb, because you are entitled to your opinion, and it is formally possible you are right. I haven't read enough of your posts to know if you are insightful or not, thus I have to leave my dumbness as a possibility.
May I note that this board is called the "NONEVERYTHING" board, and as indicated by the myriad posts in the past (many of which are yours), it is acceptable to post political topics here.
Because you are clearly highly involved in the BD discussions of political topics, I will submit for discussion the following points in response to your comment that "one day of it [rioting] offended somebody enough to start this thread".
1] As stated in two previous posts by me in this thread, the violence of the riots in some of the BLM events did indeed offend me. I think that people had cause to demonstrate against racial bias, but I do not think that violent acts in destruction of property or hurting people is ever acceptable.
2] There, however, is a significant difference between the riots this summer, and the attack on the Congress. The President did not cause the BLM type violence. He condemned it, as he should have. The President of the USA was the cause of the violent acts and the invasion of the Capital building. AND, he did not (and still has not) indicated that the events were wrong. This is amazing, is it not? That the President of the US would actually incite his followers to attack Congress.
3] It is the role of the President in causing this event, and the target (Congress and the US electoral system) of his actions, that make this event so noteworthy. It is what makes it different than the riots this summer. And that is the point of my first post, and hopefully the major point of the thread.
Several people here, rather than addressing the main point, the actions of the President in the riots on Congress, instead have used the ploy of saying "well, you didn't say anything about the black riots this summer".
It is avoiding the point, and trying to cast aspersions upon any poster that thinks that the President did a really bad thing. I won't bore you with the Latin name for those types of arguments, but the technique is well known.
I would ask you one question: Do you think that the actions of the President in the riots on Congress were wrong? Yes or No.