by Neil Patel
We just had riots from coast to coast. Downtown Seattle is currently a lawless zone under the control of anarchists. It may be time to start asking what’s going on in our country. People are not happy. The national unrest started with the brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, but it is not solely about police brutality or race. People on the left and on the right are unhappy about a host of issues. Maybe now that it has become this bad, we can stop pretending otherwise.
The first sign of unrest on the right was the tea party grassroots rebellion against the establishment. The second sign was the election of President Donald Trump. The most shocking part of Trump’s win was how little self-reflection it generated among those in power. There was definitely bellyaching about what a whack job Trump was. There were also a ton of excuses.