Thoughts on the Inauguration

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.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “Thoughts on the Inauguration

  1. I wet to school with you many years ago. I knew you would be sucessful at whatever your chosen profession would be. Your style of blending heavy matters with the everyday human life is unique and refreshing. It is great to see an artist that is making it happen. Dont ever slow down or stop. Your a great guy with many gifts.
    An old schoolmate,

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