Final Word from Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Donald Trump leaves office today as a twice-impeached president, with one of the constitutional acts against him still pending. He stands accused by the House of Representatives of making statements on Jan. 6 that, "in context, encouraged - and foreseeably resulted in - lawless action at the Capitol, such as: 'if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore.'" He specifically called on his supporters to march to the Capitol "peacefully," but the Washington Post inferred from this that his real intent was just the opposite and that he was counting on them to bring Congress to a halt. Czech politicians need to perk up their ears if "peacefully" now means "violently," much as George Orwell taught us that "war is peace." Andrej Babiš could perhaps be charged with incitement of insurrection for writing on Twitter on Jan 7. that "the transfer of power between presidents must always be smooth and peaceful/calm." Might he not actually have meant "rough and violent"? And just what did that other departing politician, Miroslav Kalousek, mean anyway when he wished us a "calm" Easter??? [ Czech Republic Congress PM MP 1984 treason TOP 09 departure resignation impeachment ]

Glossary of difficult words

forseeably - in a way that is able to be foreseen or predicted;

to infer - to deduce or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements;

to perk up one's ears - to become more or particularly alert, intrigued or enthusiastic;

incitement - the action of provoking unlawful behavior or urging someone to behave unlawfully;

insurrection - a violent uprising against an authority or government.

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