On Thanksgiving Day, producer Nick Searcy’s Capitol Punishment debuts. But the documentary, directed by Chris Burgard, has already enraged journalists and the rest of the ruling class. They are furious that it fights back against the disinformation they’ve been peddling nonstop about the Jan. 6 peaceful protesters and how the American government has treated them. Searcy answered a few questions from The Loftus Party about the film and provided additional insight into the story it tells and why the ruling class is so enraged.
The Loftus Party: Why film a documentary about the Jan. 6 peaceful protesters and the government’s persecution of them?
Nick Searcy: I was in DC on January 6, not really intending to make a film, but just shooting some iPhone footage like a tourist. I had a good time, and didn’t see anything violent. But when I got home to watch it on TV, all I saw was violence, and I didn’t see anything like what I had personally experienced. So we decided to explore that.
TLP: How much new information about what happened on Jan. 6 and the tyrannical government action during and after it will viewers learn from Capitol Punishment?
NS: I think they will be absolutely shocked by the way decent Americans, who went to DC on 1/6 and did nothing wrong, are being treated like cartel leaders or serial killers by the FBI and the DOJ. I want them to see this and ask themselves if this is the way they think American citizens should be treated.
TLP: Do you believe that documentaries have a much better chance of reaching far more people with the truth than all the conservative columns and articles combined, and do you believe that is why journalists and the rest of the ruling class are already enraged with Capitol Punishment even as it hasn’t debuted yet?
NS: We know they are lying,
They know they are lying,
They know we know they are lying,
And still they continue to lie.
They are enraged with Capitol Punishment because the film shows the things they are lying about and the things they do not want you to see.
Frankly there aren’t even many “conservative” columnists that are taking on these lies anyway. The great Julie Kelly and Tucker Carlson are, and frankly, that’s about it.
I guess it’s up to me!
TLP: How far will journalists, the government, and the rest of the ruling class go to spread the Big Lie about Jan. 6—that it was an insurrection, and that the government isn’t persecuting the peaceful protesters?
NS: They will never stop lying about it, because for them to admit the truth about it will expose their other Crimes.
Most of the people that they are persecuting are not rich people. They are not people who can spend tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, on a legal defense. As a result, most of these people have court appointed attorneys that in most cases are not really working for their clients but working for the government. They want to get as many of these people as they can to take a plea deal for something they didn’t do by threatening them with 62 years, 28 years, 30 years if they go to trial. And that way when someone takes the plea deal, they can then brag that they convicted a domestic terrorist who admitted it. It is sinister, it is evil, and this is political persecution just like you would see in North Korea or Cuba or Venezuela. It is shocking to see this happening in America.
TLP: When does Capitol Punishment debut and where can people watch/buy it? Where can they follow you online?
NS: Capitolpunishmentthemovie.com. You can preorder it now and watch it on Thanksgiving Day.
Follow me at @yesnicksearcy on Twitter if you dare.