January 6th seems almost decades ago. Drastic new crises have emerged. COVID-19 resurgence. Hurricane Ida. Chaos in Afghanistan.

Those who believed in real time that President Trump actually bore no responsibility for the Capitol riot will continue to believe that. Those who see him as having been the assault’s prime mover will continue to, any evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. We all “know” what happened, and saw it with our own eyes (however one might understand that day). Still, we simply choose to view it differently, largely dependent on our idiosyncratic political perspectives.