by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Presstitute propaganda of a white supremacist insurrection on inauguration day caused 26,000 national guardsmen to be sent by states to D.C. to put down the Trump sedition. Of course, there was no insurrection. It was all just another media hoax, and the National Guardsmen experienced no security incidents.
But now that the propaganda show is over, the Guardsmen are not allowed to go home. They, or many of them, are being kept on the streets in D.C. until mid-March. Why?
Perhaps the answer is that a militarized city is a good background for pushing through a domestic terrorism bill that criminalizes use of the First Amendment. A city awash in troops creates a threat image and an atmosphere conducive to passage of a domestic terrorism bill. The Establishment wants this bill.