The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The January 6th Hearings:
The Forget-Inflation-Now Hearings

Jun 20, 2022

The January 6th hearings are political theatre put on by the Democrats to change the topic from the pain and agony at the gas pump and grocery store and rent and everything else we need to live. The Democrats may also hope to win some votes in November. It is the new “As the World Turns,” the great American soap opera. And what have we learned? That Trump knew he lost the election and lied about it and that he threw Mike Pence under the bus? No kidding. And exactly how does this help us? Are they going to indict Trump? No.

The Democrats are also using the hearings to cover-up their responsibility in what happened on January 6th. Everyone knows when there is a demonstration the police are out in force, in riot gear, tear gas and rubber bullets at the ready, especially a demonstration in Washington, D.C. and on the grounds of the Capitol building no less. The National Guard has been called out for demonstrations, army snipers on rooftops. Where were they? Just a handful of totally outnumbered Capitol police to defend Congress and the Vice President! Really? The Democrats brought all the fire power in after the riot was over. The National Guard was there for months—after the fact.

No. These hearings will change nothing. They aren’t even good enough to take our minds off how much everything costs. Hell, we can’t even afford popcorn and Goobers while we watch the show.