The US Capitol siege is further evidence that the country is the world's worst custodian of democratic values, and the days of the US being able to oversee or interfere with other nation's elections or political processes should be numbered. In its history the US has often supported far-right fringes and far-right military coups in countries all over the world, and has spent trillions of dollars to effectively colonise countries militarily, economically, or both. A large cross section of US society have meanwhile been left behind after decades of globalisation, which has seen the US de-industrialise and seen parts of the country completely crumble, causing widespread rage. But most people can't put their finger on the causes of this change, but are susceptible to empty platitudes of “drain the swamp” or “make America great again”; Trump channels this incoherent rage of people and there has been no effective response on the other side.
There are vast international implications of the US Capitol riots, they go some way to undermine the US' global authority and position as a leading democratic nation, and considering the country's history this is evidence of America's chickens coming home to roost. Indeed these events caused critiques from militarily adversarial nations who underlined how much this undermines the United States position. For example high-ranking Russian politicians have suggested that, "an archaic United States electoral system that does not meet democratic standards, and the politicisation of the media, were to blame for the unrest in Washington, DC and divisions in the country" .
Police are suspecting a growing number of police officers and arresting a growing number of military veterans for involvement in the Capitol riots. These people are attracted to these jobs as they are bullies, they are attracted to Trump because he is a bully, and the police intercepted a number of people with bombs, armour-piercing ammo and machine guns, this all could have been a lot lot worse. The United States has a clear white supremacy terrorist problem and moving forward they will likely find that those terrorists have invaded the police and military as both are institutions that are fundamentally racist, and built on a racism system.
Politically America was founded on the coattails of a racist colonial society that had enslaved people based on their race. This racism was present during the devising of the US Constitution, the Electoral College and the foundation of the US Senate, the wing of the government which has functioned to protect the interests of slaveholders. That racism was present every time the Senate has filibustered to assure the supremacy of white landowning slaveholders, a legacy that lives on in American politics today and that racism is still clearly ingrained in modern US society also.
That racism has been at the core of US foreign policy also and has informed the colonial number of foreign regime change wars and secret operations in the country's history. This foreign policy has seen the US establish a de facto global empire as it protects its industrial interests and exploits instability abroad to profit economically. Such policies are based on a white supremacist premise and have seen the US support genocide and terrorism all over the world, but US foreign policy has finally been turned inward during the 2021 Capitol riots. The storming of the US Capitol building made it clear that the US needs a constitutional overhaul, and America needs to sort out a number of terrorist problems that go from the police, to their military industry, and their international regime change apparatus...