Monday, August 24, 2020

The Long Hot Summer of 2020

Via Jovan 

 Julie Reviews The Long Hot Summer (1958)

In years to come, this summer will be remembered either as the summer we barely escaped revolution or as the summer Western civilization died.

On 25 May 2020, a black American, George Floyd, died beneath the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer. Cell phone video taken by passersby recorded what seemed to be a revolting crime, the casual application of wanton cruelty to a helpless human being unto death. The natural and proper — the just — reaction to blatant injustice is anger. And rage immediately swept through the cities of the United States, and even crossed over to Europe and Australia. Many compared this near-revolutionary social unrest to the events of May 1968 in France.

Amidst this whirlwind, it has often felt as though history was accelerating. Therefore, it is important to slow things down and distinguish the various elements in what has been unfolding.

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