THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2022
Only one question remains: With apologies for the interruption in services, we were called away, once again, from our sprawling campus this morning.
That leaves us looking ahead to tonight, when the committee debuts.
In our view, the committee is staring at one question only. Round the decay of [our nation's] colossal wreck, only one question remains.
Did Donald J. Trump know that violence was being planned for the march on the Capitol?
Had he approved of some such violent attack? Had the violence been part of his plan?
In these days of (dual) epistemic closure, our blue tribe's tribunes often seem to think that those questions have already been answered. They seem to think they've already shown that the violence was part of Trump's plan.
As far as we know, no such thing has ever been shown. But alas! At times of epistemic closure, people believe what they like.
Our blue tribe's tribunes seem to think that the question has been answered. The red tribe's tribunes act like the question is just a big dumb joke.
For ourselves, we don't expect a great performance from the committee starting tonight. With apologies, we occasionally get the tiny sense that they may be a bit self-convinced.
(Dual) epistemic closure is like that! That said, we're willing to be surprised by their presentation—but where would things go from there?
We apologize for the interruption in services. Surely, the best lies ahead!
"How much responsibility for the violence falls on Trump?"