Mary Schmich: The lessons of Insurrection Day 2021

Welcome to class, students. Today we’re going to review the historic events of Jan. 6, 2021, in the United States of America. Who can tell me what that date means? Anyone? Come on, kids. It was only 40 years ago! The people who lived through it were sure it would live in infamy forever. I was just a baby, but my Great-Aunt Mary, may she rest in peace, used to tell me stories, about how scary and sad and yet inevitable that day seemed when it happened. No, Josh, 40 years ago was not the Middle Ages. Jan. 6, 2021. Anyone? Insurrection Day! Correct, Ava! Thank God someone did the assigned reading…

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