HE WAS CHARGED WITH TREASON.
HE WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER.
HIS FOLLOWERS ATTACKED A U.S. GOVERNMENT FACILITY.
HE WAS CHARGED WITH LEADING AN INSURRECTION.
HE WAS FOUND GUILTY.
33 DAYS LATER, HE WAS HANGED.
JOHN BROWN did not conspire to overthrow the government of the United States; DONALD J. TRUMP’s multi-pronged conspiracy attempted to overturn the results of a free and fair election, and thus overthrow America’s duly elected government.
JOHN BROWN did not launch baseless attacks against election results in a single state; DONALD J. TRUMP’s false electors scheme attempted to nullify fairly recorded and certified votes in seven states.
JOHN BROWN’s rebellion was launched to free slaves and end slavery in the United States. DONALD J. TRUMP’s rebellion was launched to hold onto power and install himself as president for a second term.
JOHN BROWN was found guilty, and hanged for his crimes 33 days after the verdict.
DONALD J. TRUMP has yet to be tried, and is still allowed his freedom from which he continues to spread malicious lies and propaganda, fomenting violence and political malfeasance.
JOHN BROWN’s body (as the poem goes) lies a-mouldering in his grave, no longer a threat to anyone.
DONALD J. TRUMP’s lies are alive and still free to corrupt, corrode and threaten our democracy.