Trump is doing a “surge” of federal agents into Democratic-run cities. They are violating the 10th Amendment by going out into the city to arrest people with no warrant or probable cause. Trump’s people allege that this is for the sake of democracy, since the shadowy antifa organization is roiling the downtowns of cities in a sinister plot against the soccer moms in the suburbs. (If Trump loses he soccer moms, he loses the election).
There isn’t an antifa organization. One problem with anarchists is that they aren’t very organized.
This time the surge troops are playing ISIL, attempting to provoke urban crowds so as to allow Trump to posture as the law and order president and the great white hope for saving the suburbs.
So in the tale of two surges, gradually the U.S. government has been captured by the national security state to the extent that it is surging into U.S. cities the way it surged into Baghdad. The U.S. blue states are increasingly Occupied Territories. But instead of combating a wily Islamic State of Iraq that was trying to set people against one another, the Feds have now become ISIL themselves.