So Many Different Stories are Mixed in All This. It’s Worth Keeping Track
What’s Happening on the Ground
I have written in this space before that Portland does have a history of problematic protests. If memory serves, this is the case in Seattle as well, although to a much lesser degree. I mention this not to besmirch the movements taking place there, but only to call out that there are mixed in these communities who welcome chaos and violence.
A fight with federal forces that draws blood would be fine with them. That they would play right into Trump’s hands is likely irrelevant to them.