“I’m watching the county come apart at the seams.” J Allen
Cracks in the System
These are turbulent times. I haven’t seen this much unrest since the 60’s when riots were breaking out all over the country. Demonstrations easily escalated into full blown riots usually started by the cops as they started cracking skulls or beat people with their billy clubs. It seems Minnesota is the primary target over the last week as the video of the cop murdering George Floyd, in real time, came to light. Apparently he(the cop) was finally arrested today. The stress of the continuing COVID-19(henceforth, the c-virus) pandemic has escalated tensions that were bubbling just under the surface of American society. I reckon things will continue to devolve as time goes on. That is, the pandemic is just in its first iteration, with perhaps, many more waves to follow. It won’t magically disappear as has been suggested by Trump.
I believe July is when the first round of unemployment benefits is set to expire. So I’m now calling this a ‘depression’. More than a 1/4 of the workforce is out of work. Many of those former jobs will never return. The jobless rate has been many times faster since the ‘Great Depression’ of the ‘30’s. 40+ million are ‘officially’ unemployed(UE), many other jobs not qualifying for UE are also stuck without a way to get money. To watch TV you’d think things were just a bit off. Cops are more than a ‘bit off’. Folks out of work and losing their apartments or homes are more than a ‘bit off’. The world is more than a ‘bit off’. Yeah, reality sometimes sucks, a lot.
Cops Gone Wild
Yes folks, just like when the girls were going wild a few years ago on video the cops — that apparently have seen the ‘girls going wild’ videos — decided to join in the fun. Murder, riot escalation, and general mayhem, are all the rage these days. While they are being screwed, along with all other lower 90% of us, they have to let off some steam. Cracking heads on the protesters are as good of place as any to start. I came across several items that I’ll leave links to. Jimmy Dore is spot on about cops. Back in the day I’ve been hassled by cops many times. Back then long hair gave them license to hassle, or worse. I did get roughed up once. But my skull was still intact. Now its far more lively. Nothing like a c-virus pandemic and economic misery to get folks on edge, especially cops. Anxiety pervades America. A very real dystopia.
I’m having a hard time figuring out what’s actually true these days. So a video of a cop murdering a suspect or one showing a modern day version of a lynching is a good way to find reality again. I do know that the c-virus is real and because of it the oligarchs have been ripping Americans off big time. I do know that cops aren’t like they are portrayed on TV shows. A few maybe but they are in the minority. Jimmy Dore points this out quite well on his forthcoming video.
Hang In There
I just want my readers to hang tough and to ‘stay safe’. I may talk about the ‘heist’ in the future. There now is the biggest deficit in US history and it’s only May. The Fed has over $7 trillion out in loans with flimsy evidence(junk bonds, etc, as backing the loans) that it will ever be paid back. That’s just the Fed. The US budget isn’t over yet. The fiscal year began last Oct 1st 2019, and ends Sept 30th in 2020. So more mirth and merriment is surely still to come. The cops now are going to determine the level of violence in future events. So please take time to view the videos. Peace, The Ol’ Hippy