Visitor put up by Shawn Bradley Witzemann (TMI)
Shawn’s View of the West Facet of the Capitol on January 6, 2021
Camper Trailer, Missouri — For higher or for worse, it seems to be settled. I, Shawn Bradley Witzemann, have been convicted of a single Class B misdemeanor for Parading/Picketing in a Capitol Constructing on January 6, 2021. Consequently, I’ve been sentenced to 7 days of intermittent confinement (no matter meaning), 2 years of probation, a $500 restitution fee to the Architect of the Capitol, and 60 hours of neighborhood service. Relaxation assured, I’ve discovered my classes and rehabilitation is effectively underway.
To that finish, let’s take into account my “crimes.”
Central to the Authorities’s Sentencing Memorandum was a carefully-curated assortment of vulgarities — uttered by this foul-mouthed, degenerate journalist, hours after I’d left the hill. Simply as I used to be on January sixth, I proceed to be disgusted by the issues I witnessed that day. My selection of “disturbing” language, used for example the info, was mine to make — in no matter method I deemed crucial. I had each intention to disturb those that listened. All who’re studying these phrases, at this second, had higher begin being disturbed.
As the nice Johnny Rotten as soon as so eloquently argued:
“How’re phrases offensive? And why ought to I’ve to tolerate YOUR interpretation? I’m the one utilizing the phrase. ASK me how I’m utilizing it, don’t TELL me. And if you happen to don’t like the best way I’m utilizing it, so what? It’s my proper. It’s my freedom of expression. With out that, we’re nothing however slaves.”
My selection of vulgar descriptions for these ill-intentioned members of Congress have been absolutely applicable for the fucked up scenario, and I’ll make no apologies for the issues I’ve written or stated. Separate from any subjective opinion, I’ve acknowledged the irrefutable info. It stays blatantly apparent to any goal observer that giant parts of the Division of Justice (together with their companions in Congress and social media) keep their monopoly on cowardice as of late. These incredulous liars are petrified of the reality. Far be it from me to encroach on their territory.
When recited by Assistant United States Legal professional Christopher Amore, in his disingenuous quest to denigrate my intentions, these hand-selected obscenities have been met with pre-determined pearl-clutching and different feigned horrors. In response to the Honorable Choose Hogan, my opinion that then Commander in Chief Donald Trump ought to have invoked the Riot Act bordered on sedition. Certainly, in his thoughts, my plea, “Brother, stand with us!”, to a Capitol police officer possible comes near treason.
Nothing could possibly be farther from the target fact of the matter.
Nonetheless, I lay little blame on the toes of Choose Hogan for his woefully misinformed interpretation of actuality, nor do I maintain AUSA Amore absolutely liable for his malicious assaults on the First Modification to Our United States Structure. In stark contradiction to AUSA Amore’s description of the “audacity” of my as soon as undisputed declare that I used to be there as a journalist, it’s a matter of undeniable fact that neither he, nor Choose Hogan, have been the quintessential “man within the area” on January sixth. Their understanding of occasions is second-hand at greatest — completely propagated by the closed-minded circle of bourgeois bullshit, referred to as the beltway bubble. With out sincere journalists who have been there to truly doc historical past, they, alongside with many different tens of millions of People, retain completely zero likelihood of ever correcting their seemingly willful ignorance. How audacious, certainly.
In February 2021, I used to be requested what the lasting legacy of January sixth may be. I contemplated this query whereas observing the second impeachment of Donald Trump. That shameful show of congressional hypocrisy left me with a stark realization: Impeachment isn’t sufficient.
Those that conspired to defraud the American individuals of a free and truthful election won’t ever be happy together with his removing from workplace. Certainly, almost two years later, it has turn into apparent that the numerous illegitimate occupiers of the establishments of our authorities will cease at nothing to guard their regime from the one existential menace to their tenuous maintain on energy: Goal fact.
American consciousness is their biggest enemy.
Shawn makes a press release at BLM Plaza on January 5, 2021
After voting “not responsible” within the second impeachment of Donald Trump, then-Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell went on to hold forth from his self-proclaimed place of ethical exceptionalism: “January sixth was a shame. Americans attacked their very own authorities!” he defined, whereas doing his greatest to convey horror at his personal assertion, “They used terrorism to attempt to cease a particular piece of home enterprise, they didn’t like!” Regardless of his contrived postulation, McConnell is aware of damned effectively that none of what he stated was true. It’s his phrases which established the inspiration of a weaponized DOJ, together with a complicit D.C. judiciary. It’s his phrases which supplied political cowl for the unprecedented, bi-partisan assault on free expression and the wholesale criminalization of American patriotism — all within the title of “Defending Democracy”.
Within the many months since McConnell formally breathed life into the large lie of January sixth, lots of we who lived that day proceed to swim towards the present of misinformation — devoted to correcting the file — unrelenting in our quest for accountability and fact.
When investigating a criminal offense, a easy query ought to all the time prepared the ground: “Who advantages?”. As I defined to Choose Hogan, it most definitely wasn’t me or the tens of millions of others who wished a ten-day investigation of reputable claims of fraud. The truth is, the breakdown of safety on the U.S. Capitol disrupted that course of — setting the stage to reconvene congress underneath political duress — forcing the certification of a fraudulent election. It’s that dereliction of obligation that stands on the coronary heart of the crime. It’s that breach of public belief — that violation of constitutional precept — which continues to threaten any efforts to protect our Republic.
Regardless of all that has transpired, one very ugly reality stays: The 2020 election was stolen from the American individuals.
As I put together to serve my sentence in accordance with the legislation, I mirror on what I’ve discovered — confused by what objective the federal government expects it to perform. When trying on the info related to my conviction, their intent turns into fairly clear. In contradiction to their claims that they have been merely serving justice, they search to suppress my testimony. They search to silence dissent — they search to destroy the structure — they search to subvert the facility of the Folks and topic future generations to unconscionable tyranny. Maybe they made this choice with none understanding of who I’m, or what lengths I’m prepared to go to in protection of my kids’s future. Maybe I’ve not made myself clear.
Shawn and his boys, throughout higher occasions in Spring 2021
So…I suppose I ought to additional make clear.
Over the course of the final two years, I’ve misplaced almost every little thing, together with long-held relationships with each family and friends. As my companies grew to become bancrupt, I struggled to pay authorized bills and put meals on the desk. I used to be compelled to promote my house and I’m now residing in a camper trailer. Every passing week brings moments of panic as I scrape simply sufficient cash collectively to make my telephone and truck funds. A mountain of debt looms giant over each endeavor. This sentencing and the related probationary necessities encroach upon my entrepreneurial livelihood. They threaten to render me destitute and damaged — crushed down and oppressed — to go away me unable to talk or pursue my profession.
However make no mistake: I stay steadfast in my objective.
No matter private price, I’ll proceed to battle for the reality to be advised. In defiance of any additional persecution, I cannot yield to the illegitimate tyranny that might want to deprive me of my voice. Though I’ll bend on this storm that has enveloped me, I stay at even keel and regular on my course. I stand prepared and prepared to sacrifice my life upon the altar of freedom — in so some ways, I’ve already finished so.
To those that would search to silence me with a view to additional propagate their lies, I recommend you dispense with the pleasantries and put a bullet in my head. Hell…you could as effectively make it two.
Wanting demise, I’ll by no means shut my mouth.
Fairly merely put: Seven days isn’t sufficient.