I’d like to blog more, but what is there to say that hasn’t already been said?
This war is stranger than anything I could’ve imagined. Clearly it’s the U.S. government that is on the defensive. But then, who is the aggressor exactly?
In D.C., it was the huge mass of protesters, and they certainly won that battle. I don’t know where all of the members of the federal government have fled to, but they definitely aren’t in the capital.
In other cities, however, rebels seemed to coalesce out of nowhere.
Because of this, the situation really varies city by city. If you don’t mind me becoming a bit academic about the topic, I’d like to split the cities into four general categories:
- Rebel-controlled: Cities where fighting has occurred, and the rebels have proclaimed themselves victorious. Seattle and San Francisco fall into this category.
- Government-controlled: Cities in which fighting has occurred, but the rebellion has been suppressed. Examples are Denver and Boston.
- Disputed: Cities where fighting continues and chaos reigns. Most of the biggest cities fall into this category, including Chicago, New York, and L.A.
- Inactive: There are still many cities where nothing has happened. While these cities are technically “government-controlled,” they could go either way as the the situation continues to change. Minneapolis, St. Louis, and many other mid-sized Midwestern cities fall into this category.
It feels awkward, knowing that there is fighting going on all around the country while Minneapolis remains relatively calm. I imagine this feeling is heightened in the small towns and villages across the country, where day to day life continues mostly as usual.
I get occasional updates from my parents in Chicago. They’re torn, because while they’d like to side with the government, they also feel for all of the indivi