A week ago I’d planned on going to Washington for Hillary Clinton’s inauguration in January.
“It will be historic, and it will be fun!” I thought.
I’m not going to the inauguration now, and not just because Clinton won’t be the forty-fifth president.
The more I’ve thought about January’s inauguration, the more I see the potential for violence.
Besides the tens and hundreds of thousands on the National Mall to see the authoritarian populist inaugurated, there will thousands more there to protest his inauguration. Packed into the Mall and the streets around the Capitol, the potential for something… combustible is high, and it would be something that the Capitol Police and the National Park Service Police may find difficult to contain and control.
All on live television.
I’ve promised my sister that I won’t go to the Inauguration. I intend to keep that promise.