Friday, January 22, 2021

It puts me in mind of when a DICTATOR addresses the people for the first time after a takeover, or coup.....Surrounded by MILITARY....

Biden’s Militarized Inauguration Promoted Fear and Disunity  Paul's Daily Briefing | January 22, 2021 | Paul Crespo

OPINION – Witnessing the massive overkill of security at the Biden Inauguration, and total lack of any regular people attending the event, was one of the most surreal experiences I have had. The fact that President Joe Biden made “unity” a major inaugural theme only made the event more jarring.

As I wrote earlier, the entire downtown area of our nation’s Capital was filled with unscalable 12-foot-high steel fencing topped with razor wire, barricades, and fortified checkpoints, manned by over 25,000 armed troops, and inaccessible to average citizens. Downtown DC was a fortress, and a ghost town.

In stark contrast, The New York Post noted that:

Abe Lincoln had fewer troops to defend Washinton during the Civil War, even though the Confederate capital of Richmond was just down the road. LBJ used only about half as many troops to put down the 1968 riots that killed more than a dozen, injured hundreds and did property damage that lasted decades.

In addition to making one wonder how all this fear in any way promoted unity, the draconian security measures also made you ask – what was the expected threat?

One would think that Team Biden and the Democrats were expecting an army of tens of thousands of armed Confederates to invade Washington. Considering that only a few hundred unarmed rioters stormed the capitol on January 6th, that would be a big stretch. And Democrats know it.

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