DC’s 705,000 residents live at the whim of the federal government in a way that residents of the 50 states do not. The district govt is not sovereign like a state govt. This is tacitly understood in local coverage, but unexplained in national coverage, so it’s getting overlooked.— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) June 2, 2020
After President Hoover in 1932 ordered US Army to disperse unarmed vets marching in DC to demand their World War I bonuses, Washington Daily News (Republican) said, “If the Army must be called out to make war on unarmed citizens, this is no longer America”: pic.twitter.com/P9OOw52ZAv— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 2, 2020
Trump gets his chance to play "War."
This photo by @MarthaRaddatz at the Lincoln Memorial is deeply disturbing. pic.twitter.com/4cUgxQKh2p— Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) June 2, 2020
I've been watching old Twilight Zone episodes, replete with the then palpable fear of nuclear war, and the equal fear of despotism and tyranny. I keep wondering what Rod Serling would make of these days.