Trump has not conceded. He is not bending a knee to the Deep State. He will not lie to the American people. He will not "betray the office" (h/t Bill Barr) of the presidency by attending a hoax inauguration:
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Also a hat tip to commenter Cassander who provided a link to the must read article--an articulate rant--by Jason Whitlock:
Whitlock's piece is long and difficult to summarize beyond what you can tell from the title. However, here's a teaser excerpt:
The critics say President Trump provoked Wednesday's political "violence." His refusal to concede a corrupt election baited his followers to overrun the Capitol with flags, ...
Fine. Guilty as charged.
The people wagging their fingers the hardest at Trump and the Deplorables sanctioned, financed, and promoted political violence throughout all of 2020 and for much of the past decade.
The Capitol is where global elites exchange cash for influence and privilege. It's where $150,000-a-year politicians become multimillionaires building cozy relationships with Big Tech lobbyists and American corporations looking to curry favor with China.
The Capitol is sacred ground for elites. The way you might revere a church edifice is the way millionaires and billionaires revere the Capitol.
Yep. Sacred space. Whitlock gets it. And 74 million other Americans get it, too.