I saw that as a comment on some post somewhere referring to the “riot” at the Capitol in Washington, but it is exactly right. Alas, with ignorance so pervasive, hardly anyone will understand what is meant. Here is the Wikepedia entry to help you out: Reichstag Fire. There is no end of how much capital the American media and the far left (I know, the same thing) will make of it, but they will do their best. It really is amazing how politically stupid people are.
We are rushing into a Fascist America which will most assuredly be implemented during the next twelve months in the same way that the Reichstag fire allowed Hitler to consolidate power in the 1930s. In place of concentration camps or gulags will be the pervasive application of cancel culture, which is much better since it will cost much less to put in place.
And as interesting was this in The Age today: Beijing draws comparison between Capitol riots and Hong Kong protests. I could not have put it better myself. This is actually quite zany in its own way.
The Chinese government has joined the chorus of countries accusing the US of double standards, by comparing the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and last year’s often-violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but noting that no one had died when demonstrators took over the legislature of the China-ruled city.
Clips of the chaotic scenes from Washington have aired repeatedly on Chinese state television.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily briefing that while events in Hong Kong in 2019, when the city’s legislature was stormed, were more “severe” than those in Washington, “not one demonstrator died”.
It’s the comparison in itself I find so appealing. The blending of the Democrats and the Communist Party of China is so clever that it has to have taken a genius to see it. Moreover, the point blank murder of a protestor did not occur in Hong Kong so draw your own comparisons is the point of the story from the Chinese perspective, filtered through Reuters which might as well have been Xinhua news.