It was hard not to feel emotionally today, as the world watched for more than four hours to disrupt the certification of the upcoming US presidential-election Joe Biden’s election victory at the Capitol Building in Washington and throughout the city There was a storm of riots. He was encouraged by President Donald Trump in the afternoon after outgoing President Donald Trump protested himself to build the building in the afternoon, claiming he had yet again stole the election, a lie he said in November The American election began to spread in the evening.
While members of Congress called on him to make statements calling for rioters’ actions from their undeclared locations, he instead encouraged his supporters on Twitter to write “holy landslide election victory”, which “so devoutly And was viciously stripped of the Great Patriots “” and later posted a video in which he repeated his lies about a “landslide election that was stolen from us.” “
It was the first time in American history that supporters of the losing presidential candidates disrupted the official counting of electoral votes, as noted earlier in the evening by PBS. And while Trump’s tweets were Later removed The move was seen by many as Twitter for “repeated and egregious violations of our civil integrity policy” Too late and too lateIncluding, Silicon Valley investors. In fact, an extensive number today let the outgoing administration and its fury towards those who enabled its hostile anarchy.
Many of us hold this position in the name of balance and decency. If you still support Trump, FUCK YOU and never talk to me again.
– Ryan Sarwar (@rsarver) 6 January, 2021
Whatever is happening in DC is a terrorist attack on American Gov and should be dealt w / like
One warned to stand up, then shot in the head
The struggle for the white domestic terrorist organization is frightening and must end
If black people were attacking the Capitol, then helicopter gunships would be
– Matt Oko (@mattocko) 6 January, 2021
I’m sorry Hawley, I can’t hear you before the maga rush at the first pump. Sit down fuck (Nice double mask by Romney though!)
– MG Siegler (@mgsiegler) January 7, 2021
A surprising question is whether the ignorant day – one, on which a dozen Senate Republicans and dozens of more Republican House members planned to object to the certification of election results – further polarized people after Trump’s departure Will start or not, some of it starts to reduce fury instead.
Some investors, at least, say that their anger was always high with basic human decency, which often seemed to take a backseat during the Trump administration.
Dina Shakir of Lux Capital worked for the Obama administration and is transparent about her political perspective on Twitter. But she says of today’s events that they are “not about politics. What we have seen is a contradiction to democracy, an attack on American history and a fierce reflection of the divided nation in which we live.
Hunter Walk – a cofounder of venture firm Homebrew and who tweeted today, “Do not put [Trump son-in-law and White House advisor] Jared Kushner at Cap Tables When it’s all said and done“- echoes the sentiment, saying:” I am not afraid of a strong public voice on issues that I consider to be an urgent and necessary human rights question. “
As it can be difficult to fund or partner with the team that supports Trump’s ascent for today, Walk says no. “We fund amazing entrepreneurs and do not conduct any purity tests on whether they 100% agree with us. I am sure we have supported people who are sitting on our political left and our political right – this is not an issue for us nor is it an issue for them. “
Walk’s ostensibly Democratic public stance may turn off some talented founders who disagree with him or prefer that he shut up and write a check, which is also fine, says Walk.
“We do not believe that we need to compromise our values to be successful.”
Meanwhile, Shakir says that he does not always have the luxury of ending politics completely.
For one thing, she considers those who have terrorized the nation’s capital today “angry criminals of a jagged, supremacist ideology who are not only normalized but actually instigated by the supreme branch of our government and social media Are introduced. “
More, she notes, “Lots of my own thesis development, focusing my attention on healthcare, and many of my conversations have essentially been informed by the epidemic, which has become politicized for better or worse . “
As she says try to separate politics from work, it is futile now, she says. “These events and policies inform our present and our future, influence markets that value our companies, and contribute to trends and white spaces. And today, they reflect our values as a nation and human. “