I have never played chess, but know this much as an observer over the last 10 years. The DC politics are at the Shove stage. We have passed the nudge and push stage. The EBT thing was something my husband and I have talked about for last couple years as everyone who they could get on the system was being brought into the fold. Think about all the unemployed, disabled(rightful or scammers) who are on the system as well. All it takes is for them to get shut out for a month or less. Chaos ensues, and we the people who payed for this are all put under martial law.
I personally think the Trayjon Martin ordeal was intended, and may still be, with all the black-on-white violence and murders that have ensued, to broaden the chaos to the point of creating a racial war and declaring martial law.
I have thought since before his re-election that martial law was in the future, still do. We’ll see what precipitates it...