Tanks and Independence

Rocket’s Red Glare

by baldilocks

A sampling of the headlines concerning this year’s DC celebration of a certain upcoming anniversary.

Trump’s plan to take over Fourth of July celebration opposed by D.C. mayor

Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

Tanks arrive in D.C. for Trump’s Fourth of July celebration

MSNBC not planning to air Trump’s July Fourth celebration live

Trump touts tanks to be on display July 4th on National Mall

What we know about the tanks in Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ on the Fourth of July

Tanks Already in Washington for Trump’s Fourth of July Event

Trump says U.S. tanks will be part of July Fourth celebration in D.C.

Maybe it’s been going on a long time but, I guess I’m only noticing this year that none of the Big Media entities in question refer to the day upcoming as Independence Day. It’s as if they have forgotten it or – more likely – they don’t want to remind readers of the fact that we celebrate the day that the Founding Fathers declared this country’s independence from another country and that country’s oppressive government and did so using guns. A lot of them.

Or maybe I’m just paranoid …

… which is why I recognize the paranoia in the reporting regarding the tanks that President Trump will display for the DC celebration.

I once said that the Organized Left has (ironically) Tiananmen Envy and I bet that has not gone unnoticed by the president.

Anyway, here’s WaPo again, wishing.

What could go wrong for Trump on the Fourth of July? In 1970, protests and tear gas marred the day.

Or are they giving orders?

Good luck with that.

Personally, I’m always glad when Independence Day celebrations are over. Fireworks have gotten out of hand here in LA.

However, I can foresee a day when that attitude will be modified: when I again have a backyard and a grill.

Have fun and be safe, my friends! And have a little giggle when you think of WaPo editors’ sadness after their martyrdom moment passes them by. Again.

I know I will.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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