One man, a black man is dead, George Floyd, passing a counterfeit $20 bill, allegedly killed by a white policeman—the fuse was lit! The smoldering race-hatred evident in that nation became a spark racing along the fuse seeking the explosive charge. The explosion we witness, but why so powerful this time? What was in that social bomb so different to those before? Probably nothing, except for a brand new chemistry not included before—COVID-19 LOCKDOWN! The effects of lockdown are seen in all other countries, not with such violence and destruction, but via social disobedience. Social isolation has not been experienced en mass since WWII. Most, if not all those now demonstrating in global cities were not yet born—they hadn’t learnt how to handle it. Today’s leaders must assess pandemic isolation in future—without the attendant confusion which is a guaranteed quick fuse that seeks and ignites a concoction of unsolved social issues with mentally unhinged effect!
President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to designate the violent leftist group Antifa as a terrorist organization. “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump wrote on Twitter