An American Insurrection
6 min readJan 7, 2021

Reflections on the death throes of Trumpism

What exactly did we all see yesterday? Why did thousands of Trump supporters engage in a violent attack on the most sacred symbol of American democracy? Was their sacking of the US Capitol Building an expression of righteous indignation, patriotism, and duty to the Constitution? Was it a coup attempt seeking to quickly seize overall control of the US government through the use…