17.1 C
New York
Friday, October 15, 2021
Home News Personal Reflection: By, Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Washington DC

Personal Reflection: By, Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Washington DC

Sad day indeed for our proud Nation and the American people: It was definitely an intolerable attack on our nation’s fundamental institution of democracy. Let us pray for the USA, the world’s greatest defender of democracy until now, as it faces this huge shock from today’s incident. After walking through the halls of the U.S Capitol for the past 25 plus years for various briefings and meetings with members of the Congress, I must say that today’s disgraceful scenes brought tears from pain and stress watching today’s violent events. What happened today and continues to unfold in the nation’s capital is disgraceful and un-American. A mob was able to breach security and successfully enter the building, where one person was shot and later died. Hundreds of federal agents, national guards and law enforcement officers from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC were sent to assist to protect and secure the U.S. Capitol. Few minutes ago, officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after heavily armed police moved to end a nearly four-hour violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by the violent protestors. The United States stands for democracy around the world. The American democratic institutions are strong and everything WILL return to normal and the Congress – the lawmakers – already returned to count and certify the electoral votes to declare the winner of the November Presidential election.

The protesters broke into the building as Congress was beginning the formal process of certifying the electoral votes. Violent protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (January 6, 2021) and forced lawmakers into hiding. It was a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy. It took heavily armed police four hours to secure the Capitol. There were violent clashes between the police and protesters, who tore railing for the inauguration scaffolding and threw it at the officers. Police used tear gas and percussion grenades to clear the protesters from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol ahead of a curfew in Washington. The occupation of the Capitol building interrupted Congress’ Electoral College count. Lawmakers were evacuated to secure locations around the Capitol complex and Washington, D.C. after thousands of protestors breached the building and skirmished with police officers. Also been told that, two realistic-looking homemade bombs were found near the Republican National Committee headquarters and the Democratic National Committee headquarters in downtown Washington, adding to the danger and disorder centered around Congress.

Former presidents and members of Congress denounced today’s the violent storming of the Capitol. Former president Barack Obama said in a statement that history will remember today’s violence leading down a dark path. Former president Bill Clinton said that Wednesday’s “unprecedented assault on our Capitol, our Constitution, and our country” was long in the making. Condemnation, like this, also rained down from many members of the Congress and many leaders across the world – “What happened here today was an insurrection.” Former president George W. Bush criticized those who broke into the Capitol building – “This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic. I am appalled by the reckless behavior of the citizens of our nation, President Bush said in a statement.

Of course, a painfully sad day indeed for our proud nation and the American people! May God bless America with peace and reconciliation. God bless America!

By, Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien
Washington DC



  1. This is basically a racial conflict between whites and non whites. The founders of the US foresaw this. That is why they barred importing of black slaves and non white immigratiin. But shortsighted whites lifted the ban on non white immigration in the 1960s and the present conflict is due to that.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

അക്കിത്തം കഥാ(കവിതാ)വശേഷനായിട്ട് ഒരു വർഷം ….

1926 മാർച്ച് 18-നു പാലക്കാട് ജില്ലയിലെ കുമരനല്ലൂരിൽ ജനിച്ചു. അമേറ്റൂർ അക്കിത്തത്ത് മനയിൽ വാസുദേവൻ നമ്പൂതിരിയും ചേകൂർ മനയ്ക്കൽ പാർവ്വതി അന്തർജ്ജനവുമാണ് മാതാപിതാക്കൾ. ലോകോത്തര ചിത്രകാരൻ അക്കിത്തം നാരായണൻ സഹോദരനാണ്. മകൻ അക്കിത്തം...

“പ്രതിഭകളെ അടുത്തറിയാൻ” – 1 – കൽപ്പറ്റ നാരായണൻ

പ്രതിഭ: കൽപ്പറ്റ നാരായണൻ, അവതരണം: മിനി സജി സാഹിത്യ , സാസ്കാരിക വിമർശകരുടെ പട്ടികയിൽ എന്നെന്നും ഓർമ്മിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന പേരാണ് കൽപ്പറ്റ നാരായണൻ. എഴുത്തിലൂടെ സ്വന്തം അഭിപ്രായങ്ങൾ തുറന്നു പറയുവാനും ചരിത്രത്തെക്കുറിച്ച് പഠിച്ച് വിശകലനം ചെയ്ത്...

ആത്മവിദ്യാലയം – 5- ഉപ്പ്

മലയാളത്തിലെ പ്രശസ്തനായ എഴുത്തുകാരനും, കവിയുമായിരുന്ന ശ്രീ.എം.പി.അപ്പൻ മലയാള സാഹിത്യ ശാഖയ്ക്ക് നൽകിയ സംഭാവനയാണ് "ലാവണ്യം" എന്ന വാക്ക്.ഇന്ന് ലാവണ്യം എന്നത് സൗന്ദര്യമാണെന്ന് എല്ലാവർക്കും അറിയാം. "നീ ഭൂമിയുടെ ഉപ്പാണ് !" ഒരു ലാവണ്യമുള്ള പദം.ശുദ്ധിയുടെ...

പ്രണയം (കവിത) – ബാലചന്ദ്രൻ ഇഷാര

പ്രണയം, അനശ്വരമാമൊരു ...
WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com