There is but one certain winner tonight at Trump’s Tulsa Rally.
An arena holding 19,000. A building next door holding thousands more. The streets packed with Trump followers and protesters.
Such indicative of only tonight. For several days, out of towners wanting to watch the President have been arriving in Tulsa and living/sleeping in sidewalk tents. Social distancing not even a thought. Very few wearing face masks.
The coronavirus bug has to be saying WOWIE! All those people to infect! Especially those without masks and no social distancing.
A coronavirus delight! The cherry on top of an ice cream sundae.
Even better, the virus will travel with those out of town attendees when they return home. New bodies to infect!
A second problem tonight will be confrontations. Between anti-Trump protesters and those providing security.
Word is Trump has arranged for the national guard to be present. From which State I have not been able to ascertain. Additionally there will be local police, State Police, and Secret Service. In the largest numbers possible.
The confrontations could be bloody. Extremely.
I would expect those protecting the President and rally to be on the ready to react to the slightest disturbance. I would assume they will have the benefit of humvees and helicopters.
The days of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi are long gone. Though the protesters speak of “peaceful marches,” I sense the protesters will fight back. Many will arrive prepared with guns and other items of war. People of color feel this is their time and will not relent.
I believe, though I could be wrong, that tonight will not be televised. It will only be available via streaming. I am still trying to figure out how to find an available stream to Key West and one which is free.
If anyone knows, please let me know.
One last point. I was a history major. I read voraciously. Especially historical books. I never read about the black tragedy which occurred in 1921 in Tulsa. I never knew it occurred.
Apparently buried so it would be forgotten and no one would know.
Enjoy your day!