If there were any reliable scholars left in American Academia, the first half of this year would be a textbook case study on mob psychology. Or possibly on both political incompetence or journalistic ineptitude, depending on one's field of specialty. As for myself, I live in a predominantly pro-Trump area so things have been quiet here. Yesterday, after doing laundry, I searched through my late Granny's recipe box and made a delicious casserole before settling down and watching the riots on Youtube. It may be a guy thing; but there's something satisfying about enjoying a good dinner, a cold beer, and a nice cigar while looking down from your perch on idiots beating each other up.
I mean, we are exactly 26 days away from an obscure Church holiday called the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. I learned as a mere stripling from my ever-watchful nuns in school that this holiday marks the midpoint of the year. And, as a side note, that the herb St. John's Wort is at the peak of it's potency when gathered on that night: especially if there's a Full Moon---which in June is known as the Strawberry Moon. But this is all lore from an unenlightened era before the End of History and more sophisticated thinking came about, probably too containing subtle racist overtones...etc.
This year has seen so far some incredible spectacles. First, people swept like locusts over stores, stripping them of toilet paper, bottled water, and other items that wouldn't help anybody in the least during an Influenza Epidemic. Then these same nitwits begged for martial law and stayed cooped up at home for two months while the Middle Class more or less disintegrated. And then an unarmed Black man who was remembered as a gentle giant got himself arrested in Minneapolis for passing counterfeit money. and died while in police custody. Even though the incident hasn't even been investigated, Ameroboobs were outraged after the disturbing images went through social media. And thus, the economic enterprises which managed to survive the curfews, lockdowns, and other official persecution are getting burned to the ground on behalf of someone whom none of these protesters ever knew in real life.
Careful, there, Bro...actually telling the truth can get you into a lot of trouble these days. When I saw the video and heard the suspect saying, "I can't breathe!" I wondered myself how he managed to speak without respiration. But, as seen during the hoardings and the lockdowns, Americans these days want action instead of thinking.
In fact, Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Dr. Andrew Baker, announced yesterday that there there is no evidence that the suspect was asphyxiated. Which means that all of these riots are for nothing; and that once again Americans have made themselves an international laughing-stock.
“The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,” the medical examiner reported. That story seems to have slipped past much of the MSM, however. It should be noted that Dr. Baker holds a nonpartisan office and is regarded as one of the top Forensic Pathologists in the United States. From what I've seen so far, he's about the only top government official in the Twin Cities who has any idea of what he's doing.
As far as Minneapolis itself goes, the mayor seems to be sulking in a Safe Space after the hurtful words coming from President Trump, who---to the Whacko Left's great horror---is saying that the City should actually consider using some kind of force to defend itself. The leadership, such as it is in Minneapolis, isn't exactly the sort to strike much fear into anybody other than the NPCs who voted them into office in the first place.
Seriously, those pictures look like they were taken at Carl the Cuck's Family Reunion. Minnesota needs some robust leadership right now and these three clowns don't appear at all up for the job. It took a foreign news service (no surprise) to ask these dorks if just maybe the policies of these idiots was a contributing cause. There are around 40-80 or so million of nonessential Americans who've been bullied, humiliated, shamed and impoverished by people like Walz, Frey, and Arradondo for the last three months---it could be that a fair measure of this violence could be directed at them. It does seem as though government, media outlets, and big box stores have been targeted a little more than usual.
It's going to take some time afterwards to sift out all of the underlying causes here; but, regardless the Elites aren't going to let a good crisis go to waste. That's true especially of crises that they instigated in the first place, of which this is probably one. Maybe they figure we need a good Summer of Rage before starting a Second Pandemic? The Elites can have a lot of fun getting the people to shelter in place and burn it all down, man: at alternate times. Heck, they could even time these things to fiscal quarters so that they can short-sell on the Stock Market and cash in personally too.
Of course, all of this kind of speculation will get dismissed as tin-foil-hat level, pants-on-fire conspiracy stuff with subtle undertones of racism influenced by Bronze-Age bigots and Dead White Males. The best we can do right now is to remember that some things never change, and those things are what make Reality---not the crisis of the moment. The teachings of St. John the Baptist, beach trips with the Fair One, the Strawberry Moon, herbs that flower on schedule, and our Grandmothers' casseroles... these are the things that have actual permanence.