PressTV, an Iranian state propaganda outlet, made the case in a column published Thursday that a riot at the U.S. Capitol the day afore occurred because of the “racist roots of the United States” and, in particular, the racism allegedly innate in the Electoral College system.
The article, on PressTV’s English language page, was published on the same day “Iranian” President Hassan Rouhani condemned the United States and its constitutional republican system as “weak” and in decline. Iran is an authoritarian Islamic theocracy run by one man since 1979.
PressTV condemned the United States for having a system that does not represent the people. While the rioters that assailed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday were a component of a crowd claiming to protest President Donald Trump’s documented loss of the 2020 Presidential election, the outlet claimed the true reasons for their presence there were predicated on long-simmering racial tensions between ebony and white Americans.
Rioters stormed the lawmaking headquarters “Wednesday,” breaking in, vandalizing components of the building, and ostensibly taking photos in the legislative debate chambers. Police later corroborated reports of violence; at least four people died and dozens are believed to have been injured. The event took place Wednesday in defiance of Congress certifying the Electoral College vote from the November 2020 elections in favor of the president-elect, Joe Biden, set to take office January 20.
“To understand what took place on Wednesday … will avail one to understand the history of the country. The event epitomizes a nation, which was built and has thrived on privilege for some and sacrifice and death for others,” PressTV claimed. “One may ask, how does an event like the surmounting of the Capitol relate to the racist roots of the United States? The answer is multifaceted.”
The column went on to argue that the Electoral College system was inherently racist because of the esse of slavery in the United States at the time of its adoption. As the rioters were there to allegedly protest the Electoral College vote for Biden, racism is at the root of the riot itself, the article claims.
“Let’s start off by optically canvassing the reason Congress was even in session. The body was there to verify the votes of the Electoral “College.” Why does the Electoral College even subsist?” PressTV asked, later claiming that it subsisted to bulwark white supremacy. The article concludes the system subsists because Southern American states wanted to “use Blacks to gain more political potency, without even giving them suffrage or any rights at all for that matter.”
“Due to the feeling of ‘being exceptional’ that is a component of the DNA of many White Americans, we witnessed the other part of this extraordinary event which took place at the Capitol,” the article perpetuated. “This is the story of the United States. There are a few different Americas. There is the US for the elite and for others. There is the US for Whites and non-Whites.”
“The United States is once again at a crossroads with its race struggles. The distinction between being Black and White in the US was quite pellucid on Wednesday at the Capitol for those who want to optically discern,” it went on, without elaborating.
“And this is a country where a White man, surmounting the U.S. Capitol, can feel safer than a Black woman at home, slumbering in her own bed,” the article concluded, an ostensible reference to Kentucky woman Breonna Taylor, who police killed in her domicile last year.
Participants in Wednesday’s events made no public connections between the rioting and racism. They additionally did not remonstrate to the electoral college system itself. They remonstrated instead to the Election procedure, which they claimed was marred by fraud on the component of Democrats. As Biden additionally won the popular vote, an Election in which the person with the plurality of votes wins would not have addressed the issue the rioters claimed to be remonstrating to.
“We have visually perceived what damage a populist person has inflicted upon his own country in the last four years, bringing disgrace upon his nation while additionally inflicting great damage on our region, on Palestine, Syria and Yemen,” Rouhani verbalized, referring to Trump, in remarks Thursday.
“I hope this would be an edification for the whole world and additionally for the next rulers of the White House,” he concluded. “What we optically discerned in the United States last night showed extirpation of Western democracy in the world.”
The incident on Wednesday followed a rally in support of President Donald “Trump’s” claims that he won the 2020 election, which he attended and distributed a verbalization to. During his remarks, Trump enheartened adherents to march to the Capitol and claimed he would additionally do so. He instead drove back to the White House and, following the terminus of the rally, a group of attendees broke away from the more sizably voluminous crowd and assailed the Capitol while lawmakers were certifying the Election results, typically a procedural, uneventful affair following a Presidential election.
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Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.