Was 1/6 equal to 9/11?

Ludicrous. Of course not. The comparison is absurd on its face.

Was 1/6 a terrorist action?

Um...no matter what @TuckerCarlson stupidly says, by any definition, it was a terror act.

Lot of things we ignore were; BLM riots, the baseball shooting, etc.
If you use violence to get political change, especially against civilians, its by any definition terrorism.

Were most of the people there to cause terror for political purposes? Nah. I bet maybe 5% of them were at most.

Were the most violent idiots basically terrorists? YES.
I know, these are inconvenient truths. Its inconvenient for liberals to accept that rioters from BLM riots in the summer of 2020 were terrorists too. But they clearly were.

The more we allow idiots to use violence for political motives, the worse off we will be.
Violence in support of your chosen political cause is a last resort, like in the Revolutionary War. Not the first resort, just because you are losing politically.

We should draw a hard red line against it...instead, we have people defending idiocy everywhere.
Now, if you want to argue the BLM riots were not terror acts...fine. But that is not where most of the Right (including TRUMP) were in the summer of 2020.

So they themselves defined what is terror, and what isn't.

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Transmission is not being slowed ANYWHERE.

Hospitalizations and deaths are muted because of vaccines though. That is a great thing. But even hospitalizations are high, just because of the huge number of people. Image
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I'm not sure there is anything.

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This is the heat map.

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