While the demise of the Proud Boys is a necessary victory for democracy and the rule of law, more must be done to protect the integral pillars of American society. The sentencing of white supremacists and far-right actors isn't enough to suppress their resurgence, and structural responses to ensure that such a domestic terror event doesn't happen again have so far not been implemented. Consequently, the US currently stands at a vital crossroads as the 2024 presidential election looms ever closer.
It's unconscionable that a political protester who wasn't even in the physical location of a riot can get 22 years in prison while the average murderer gets sentenced to only 20 years. The weaponized Dept. of Justice is resolved on sending a message to anyone who dares to step out of line and challenge the system, even if that means redefining terms like terrorism and sedition. With the media in lockstep, a distorted narrative about the events of Jan. 6 is being pushed.
There's a 26% chance that the US government will invoke the Insurrection Act before 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.