Thats the usual flag for these occasions.
The reason for the virtual inauguration is they did not want to be embarrassed by how few people turned up. Almost no people turned up for any of the election events. Press usually outnumber supporters. Reports are they tried to bus in people like they usually do for these photo-ops but almost no takers. The Democratic party had no problems filling the cities with hundreds of thousands of “peaceful” demonstrators at the height of the epidemic in June but even though total respiratory deaths are lower than normal at the moment, all flu deaths are “COVID”, it seems it was just “too dangerous”.
The next big question is if they will reduce the security clampdown in central DC very soon. There are a hell of a lot of pissed off NG on the streets at the moment. They did not sign up for this type of overtly political display of military force. And if the Dems push their luck too far there might be trouble sooner than they expect. Already a whole bunch of governors are saying publicly never again will they send their NG to DC or any equivalent purely civil situation.
My main worry is that Pelosi really is mentally unbalanced. I heard her speaking a few days ago and she was only a shadow of who she was even a few years ago. Which is not saying much. The last time so many old and senile people where at the center of power in an important country was in the early 1980’s Soviet Union. And they came very close to launched a per-emptive nuclear war in 1983 based purely on their senile paranoia and some totally irresponsible behavior by a whole bunch of politicians in the West making the situation worse by their utterly unprincipled attacks on national leaders like Reagan, Thatcher and Kohl. Oscar Lafontaine being the worst, utter scum. I was not surprised when he later set up a political party with the old East Germany Communist Party.
We have been here before. Its now scary as shit and we getting very close to a 1968 moment if the Dems dont stop their paranoid delusions. When the shit really hits the fan. Either way its going to get ugly everywhere once enough people realize that the Covidian Hysteria has destroyed large parts of the economy and basically 20 or 30 years years of living standards improvements are gone for large segments of society. Mostly the people in the middle. And when the people in the middle loses faith in liberal democracy thats when the really bad stuff starts happening.