A dry run of the attack on the U.S. capitol occurred the day before in northern California:
Here in California’s rural, conservative northern counties — where people have long wanted to split from California and form a new state called Jefferson — the kind of anger and distrust of the government that Trump has fomented is on full display.
And it is not likely to go away any time soon, because some residents believe there is great political utility in making government officials believe that potential violence could become all too real.
“We have to make politicians scared again,” Carlos Zapata, who attended the supervisors’ meeting, told The Times. “If politicians do not fear the people they govern, that relationship is broken.”
The last four years, and even Jan 6, have been a warmup. The main event, the real damage that Donald Trump will do to our country, is yet to come.