Elizabeth from Knoxville cemented her place as an internet meme after crying for being maced in the Capitol Hill riot.
According to Urban Dictionary, the term 'Karen' refers to a woman of a certain age who "makes solutions to others' problems an inconvenience to her although she isn't even remotely affected." And there are Karens are everywhere. There was even one among the rioters who stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday. On second thoughts, it's not surprising at all. Entitled White women form a core demographic of Donald Trump's support. Elizabeth from Knoxville walked into the annals of meme history after giving a legendary interview outside Capitol Hill. She was pepper-sprayed by Capitol police and turned away from the door of the building. Like a true Karen, Elizabeth felt entitled to play a part in what she described as the "revolution" but was left throwing a tantrum and crying for not being able to do more to subvert democracy. It was President Donald Trump who incited the mob to disrupt the process to stop Joe Biden from being certified as the winner of the 2020 Presidential election. Five people including a cop were killed in the riots.
This woman was maced inside the Capitol. She told me, "It's a revolution!" pic.twitter.com/hMKYSzrkue— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) January 6, 2021
Yahoo's White House correspondent Hunter Walker was covering the insurrection on the ground and came across a woman in tears. He enquired what happened to her. "What happened to you?" Elizabeth from Knoxville identifies herself and said, "I got Maced! (pepper sprayed)." She wipes her face and elaborates on what happened. "I made it like a foot inside and they pushed me out and they maced me," said Elizabeth while crying. "My name is Elizabeth, I'm from Knoxville Tennessee," she tells the camera, which I'm sure the FBI will find useful while tracking down the rioters.
I think my brain just exploded. She talks about a revolution like it's a tour of Disneyland. "I came to burn the place to the ground and they pushed me! Where are my rights? This is the worst revolution I've ever been to! I wanna talk to the manager!"— Charlie Tonelli (@charlie_tonelli) January 7, 2021
When asked why she had tried to enter Capitol Hill, she yells, "We're storming the Capitol, it's a revolution!" Elizabeth sounds comical as she says it. Little did Elizabeth know that they were in fact, subverting democracy and attempting a coup by storming Capitol Hill to stop Joe Biden from being certified as the winner of the 2020 Presidential election. When Elizabeth says the words, "It's a revolution," the entitlement is almost tangible. Even in your wildest delusions of what constitutes a revolution, you surely must be prepared, at the very least, to get maced. It's certainly no buffet. Imagine breaking into a high-security building endangering the lives of all members of Congress and the Vice President and still feel entitled enough to be indignant at being maced. Not shot. Maced!
I hear cops in DC are using GREAT restraint in the face of bodily assault. Yet my sister Miriam Carey made a U-Turn 1/4 mile AWAY from the White House was shot 5x in the back of her body including her head as she drove AWAY w/her 13 month baby in the car#Justice4MiriamCarey pic.twitter.com/fFm5sV759J— Valarie Carey (@ValarieCarey) January 6, 2021
For context, a Black woman named Miriam Carey was shot 26 times from behind after hitting a security barrier near Capitol Hill with her car. She made a U-turn after hitting the barrier and was chased by cops who shot her 26 times on October 3, 2013. Her one-year-old baby was in the backseat but was unharmed, reported KHOU. Nothing exposes the cops' complicity and racism than the fact that hundreds broke into Capitol Hill while only less than 20 people were arrested. FBI is now seeking information on those who stormed into Capitol Hill. Elizabeth, from Knoxville Tennessee, has gone viral on the internet, and thanks to her self-identification, the FBI will no problem tracking her down.
While Trump and other Republicans incited the mob to march to Capitol Hill, they were quick to wash their hands off after they attacked Capitol Hill. "The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay," said Trump. "A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation," he added.
omg okay that is funny. I also love how she admitted she was committing a federal crime, gave her first name and where she lived. This is great.— Susan Szews 🍑 (@betawriter) January 6, 2021