As America calms itself from last week’s riots, Tulsa is still living in fear as Republican Mayor G.T. Bynum sets a curfew of 10 p.m. and a wake-up call of 6 a.m. for the next three nights. The goal is to prevent overnight looting, fires, and rioter chaos.
Oh, did we mention President Donald Trump is gracing the great state of Oklahoma. Meaning thousands will be transplanting themselves in both support and hate towards the president. Yes, the Tulsa Mayor is worried that a race war might erupt, and Tulsa could burn down.
The right thing to do is cancel the event for the sake of the city. The safety of the community (should) come first, as tensions are still extremely high, and COVID-19 is still winning. However, the Republican Party has a never say die or die attitude. The big show must go on.
The Mayor’s solution to our president’s visit is to create a call time. Like children, we must go to bed. And like children, we must rebel. It is a no-win situation with a straightforward answer: Tell President Trump not to come to Tulsa.
The more significant issue is the Trump supporters who have traveled for many moons to camp out and eat s’mores. Some of these citizens have been waiting their whole life to get prime real estate for their camps- just to Keep America Great. The big question, with the new curfew, will the Mayor make them go home? And will Walmart refund them on used lawn chairs?
Let’s not forget the blame is already set on the left, as the order from Mayor Bynum reads: “Individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other states are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the [Trump] rally.”
A preventable tornado this Saturday disguised as a “civil emergency.” Good luck, Tulsa.