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RIAs react to the 'lawless rioting and acts of domestic terrorism' at the U.S. Capitol at President Trump's urging: It's deeply wrong

Every Twitter voice from Alex Chalekian to Aaron Klein condemn taking of the building for first time since 1814

Author Brooke Southall January 7, 2021 at 5:09 AM
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Alex Chalekian: 'I feel like I'm watching my security cameras while my house is being robbed.'




January 7, 2021 — 3:17 PM
To be fair, what we witnessed last summer in the streets was unacceptable as well. Let's not be biased in our rage of and for human expression in all its forms in a functioning democracy...
Not a Trump Supporter

Not a Trump Supporter

January 7, 2021 — 3:42 PM
I hate when you show your political biases, it happens far too often for a professional industry blog. I don't condone the sacking of the capitol, but where were you when our cities were buring to the ground from rioters. Both are heineous acts, both should be condemed but what kind of a crazy world are we living in when the left says, "it's ok to burn down cities for social justice" and the right says, "it's ok to take the capitol becuase of voter fraud." Take a step back and recognize the faults of both parties and ideaologies. But condeming one while ignoring or supporting the other is wrong. And I didn't vote for Trump or Biden, both terrible candidates and both poor choices to run our country.
Richard Allison

Richard Allison

January 7, 2021 — 4:49 PM
Everyone agrees that nobody should have stormed the Capitol. Everyone should also agree that the Capitol Police should have done a much better job than they did. However, I think this reaction in this article is what is wrong with America right now. Everyone jumps on social media and gives "their opinion" that they are "outraged". I wish that we could end all the "outrage", because all it does is keep dividing our nation. The truth will come out as to who the people were that stormed the Capitol, but critical thinking would say that you should not jump to conclusions and immediately express your "outrage". All you are doing is throwing gasoline on the fire. Do we really want to be a country like that where every time something happens, we all jump on Twitter and Facebook and express our "outrage?" Maybe I am wrong, but it all seems rather childish to me, this "outrage" stuff. Perhaps, we should go back to keeping our opinions to ourselves.
Brooke Southall

Brooke Southall

January 9, 2021 — 7:02 AM
The take of the Harvard Business Review: "Early polls suggest that as many as 45% of Republicans approve of the assault on the U.S. Capitol. If this result holds up, it would imply that millions of Americans see nothing wrong with attempting to overturn the results of an election by force. "Let’s be clear: This belief is a fundamental threat to the long-term health of our economy and to the strength of American business. As I’ve argued in the past, American business needs American democracy. Free markets cannot survive without the support of the kind of capable, accountable government that can set the rules of the game that keep markets genuinely free and fair. And only democracy can ensure that governments are held accountable, that they are viewed as legitimate, and that they don’t devolve into the rule of the many by the few and the kind of crony capitalism that we see emerging in so many parts of the world. "No businessperson I know is a huge fan of government. I don’t care much for paying taxes myself. But as the pandemic has made clear, strong government — democratically accountable government, balanced by a free media and a thriving private sector — is the price we pay for strong societies. Without them, there’s far too little investment in public goods like public health, clean air and sensible anti-trust rules. Without them, the rich and the powerful end up in control of both the economy and the state, throttling the entrepreneurial energy and the innovation and experimentation that has made the American economy the envy of the world. We must not become Russia." https://hbr.org/2021/01/business-cant-take-democracy-for-granted?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


January 12, 2021 — 8:35 PM
"Not a Trump Supporter" makes their either apathy or ignorance clear when they conflate protests for social justice with an armed insurrection to overturn the results of a legal election. I'm in shock from reading the commenter's take that "condeming one while ignoring or supporting the other is wrong" when one group includes neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and violent and armed white supremacists. Thanks Brooke and team for the article. I'm heartened to learn of the industry's reaction and condemnation.
Coach Maria

Coach Maria

January 28, 2021 — 7:05 PM
Time to bring back "truth, justice, as the American way". (not supergirl, super women or super man -- just a regular folk)

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