The overwhelming Republican response to all efforts intended to eliminate the mystery shielding evidence that will explain how the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol was planned, incited, funded, and executed is not a surprise. The response reflects a prevalent characteristic of how the judicial system in our country functions. Anyone who has ever been associated with the dynamics of judicial proceedings has recognized this familiar reaction.
Judicial proceedings appear to be spectacular manifestations of argument and analysis all for the purpose of ...winning the case. Both the defender and the prosecutor construct the most compelling appeal they can devise in order to persuade the judge and jury to render a verdict that will either exonerate or condemn a suspect. This is the operation of judicial inquiries.
The judicial spectacle fosters an adversarial examination by two opposing attorneys of all collected relevant facts for the purpose of prevailing in the contest. All conflicting information presented is managed either to substantiate or to contradict the plea of the suspect. The judicial system that operates in our country is not a deliberate quest to discover the truth of what actually happened in a specific incidence.
The objective of finding the suspect either innocent or guilty works to subvert the truth about what really happened. In our present judicial system finding the truth is not what matters. Therefore finding a way to obscure the truth is a significant ingredient in determining the effectiveness of an argument.
Observing actions that are being taken across the country confirms the perception that truth is not the ultimate pursuit of a judicial proceeding, or in other endeavors. Truth is not that important.
Determining what is true is always a perplexing undertaking. However any chance of discovering what is true depends upon the choice of witnesses to represent accurately what they know, what they believe they saw and heard. And there are always contradictions in what witnesses report. All of us see and hear in different ways. Much of the way we interpret what we see and hear is conditioned by our history, by the things we have experienced. However difficult it may be to sort through and analyze these contradictions, the process is entirely sabotaged whenever persons deliberately obscure what they believe to be the truth.
Obscuring the truth has many advantages for those desiring to have the justice system render a judgement in their favor. Obscuring the truth can be beneficial to persons intentionally attempting to deceive and manipulate an audience. Obscuring the truth can effectively cause a group of followers to support a particular policy or undertaking.
Considering the event that occurred at the Capitol on January 6th, many people would not hesitate to affirm the intention of that assault. These individuals support a white supremacist agenda to govern the country in spite of how this is obviously contrary to directives established in the Constitution. This collective community is unabashedly in favor of changing the Constitution to permit a minority to govern the country. And this collective community includes a variety of persons including elected officials, military veterans, business owners, and radical extremists. All of these diverse individuals are united in the desire to replace the constitutional government with a repressive form of government. This will mean the end of a democratic government.
The truth of what actually happened to provoke and enable the January 6th assault on the Capitol may never be discovered. Yet the intention of persons to replace our constitutional form of government is obvious. If democracy is to be preserved, these persons must be labeled as insurrectionists and judged accordingly, under provisions of the present government.