It is a sign of the times so we shouldn't be too surprised but while the Covid-19 pandemic spirals out of control in the US, the two leading figures in American politics, the President and would-be-president elect, Joe Biden are fighting about which one of them is the most senile. As President Trump ramps up insinuations that his general election rival is doddering, Joe Biden turned the tables, saying Trump “doesn’t seem to be cognitively aware of what’s going on” with his own briefings.
The petulant, childish, sulky and bad-tempered rivals continued to argue about petty and trivial matters as the US notched more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Wednesday, the tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record beating the old-record which was posted the day before by 5,000 as infections surge around the country. One day cases around the world also smashed its old record by a by nearly 25,000 with a mind-blowing 220,000 new cases in just 1 day and the graph is rising.
The holiday weekend could have a huge impact on coronavirus cases this weekend in the US as tensions are high. Swaggering students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday. We can expect more of this extremely foolish, irrational and outrageous behaviour across the US during this weekend's independence day celebrations. Another ticking time-bomb set to go off this weekend will be the BLM, Antifa rallies coming up against far-right supremacy groups which will surely end in a blood bath!
Another Covid-19 related factor we are seeing recently and will surely be seen this weekend is the terrible decline in peoples mental health. I have been blogging since 2008 and in that time I have witnessed an incredible rise in hate crimes, involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or other grounds. The Western world appears to be smeared in hate. Lockdown loneliness has brought the worse out of people and messed with their heads, nearly half of all adults have confessed to suffering depression, loneliness or having suicidal thoughts during lockdown with a massive rise in domestic abuse, murder and suicide.
The question on many peoples lips at the moment is, will the 2020 Cultural Revolutionists desire to dwell on the past, end up with history repeating? Will the BLM, Antifa and other left-wing movements, be satisfied with merely damaging monuments, statues and buildings glorifying the Western Slave Trade, or will we see the Revolution escalate into a full-blown civil-war where academics, police officers or government officials, being dragged into the street by mobs of thugs, tied up, humiliated or even possibly beaten to death.
With 1.6 billion people or nearly half the global workforce thought to be now out of work due to Covid-19, it's not hard to understand the frustration which has risen during the first six months of 2020. Honest hard-working people have seen their livelihoods destroyed due to the continued decline in working hours brought on by lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19. What happens this weekend, at least in the US anyway could be the catalyst which will precipitate into a catastrophe for the most powerful countery in the world.