An American Coup

Updated: Jan 25

By Alex Yeo


"Trump has been impeached twice, first for colluding with a foreign power to sway an election, and now for inciting a riot/coup. What does all this mean?"

On January 6th, Fascism came to the US Capitol, the seat of Congress and an icon of democracy.


A mob of armed Trump supporters, Fascists and White Supremacists among them, stormed the US Capitol because the President they nigh-on worship did everything short of giving them his express permission. Improvised Explosive Devices were found at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Some people had cable ties, showing an intent to take hostages. These people were, regardless of semantic labels, terrorists engaging in an attempt to overthrow the US Government at worst and delay the inevitable at best.


This is the result of lies, of propaganda, of a movement and a figurehead both equally detached from reality. Throughout this article, I will not be toning down words, nor appeasing those who claim there are bad people on both sides; the people who engaged in this violence were right-wing domestic terrorists - pure and simple.


Yet they were treated to a less severe police presence at the Capitol, during a hugely important meeting of Congress, than Black Lives Matter protestors were at the Lincoln Memorial. The contrast between actual peaceful protestors being brutalised and domestic terrorists being able to storm an icon of democracy is a shocking indictment on America.


Trump has been impeached twice, first for colluding with a foreign power to sway an election, and now for inciting a riot/coup. What does all this mean?