How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations
As part of a six-month investigation, The Times synchronized and mapped thousands of videos and police audio of the U.S. Capitol riot to provide the most complete picture to date of what happened — and why.
‘The question baffles the world. Why would anyone choose a worse life? The answer is that white Americans would not accept a society of true equals. “I won’t pay for those dirty, filthy peoples’ educations, healthcare, retirements! Why, their grandparents were my grandpappy’s slaves!” White Americans chose to retain power, supremacy, superiority, even in a failing society. They chose staying on top of decline and ruin, rather than prospering as equals.’
White Americans want America to be a failed state —
and that is its fundamental, deep, and long standing problem. That is
how America ended up here — more than half a century of white hostility
to any kind of social progress whatsoever — which resulted in social
collapse, and culminated in Trumpism. White people made America a failed