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Ross: It’s never a good idea to join a rampaging mob

Now there’s a false flag theory about the attack on the Capitol – that these weren’t Trump supporters, but were Antifa flying false colors. I’ve heard so many false flag theories, I just assume now that everybody is waving somebody else’s flag, and has no idea who’s side they’re on.

But when you read the descriptions of the people under arrest, they hardly reflect an organized strike force. They’re a mashup that ranges from the proud white nationalist from Arkansas who rested his boot on a desk in Pelosi’s office, to a remorseful CEO from Illinois, now suddenly unemployed, who said joining that mob was the worst decision of his life.

It is never a good idea to join a rampaging mob. It eats you up, it numbs your conscience, it hijacks your free will, and you end up leaving the worst version of yourself forever etched on the internet.

And for what? For some of the Capitol marauders, it was because they believed in the revelations of the mysterious “Q.” And yet according to “The Federalist,” a fairly conservative pro-Trump website, this “Q” persona was deliberately set up to make money by trolling Trump supporters, with compelling, but completely fictional stories.

That’s really mean. Although I did run across this Q-Anon website with an image of Trump holding a familiar plastic toy with a red frame and displaying the message “Follow Me on Etch-A-Sketch.”

They may be into sedition, but at least they have a sense of humor about it.

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