52 % GDP drop, COVID-19 infections order of magnitude greater than the rest of the civilized world combined, riots, looting and police brutality in every major city… 43+ million Americans shit canned out of a job and this number is still growing rapidly… I think we are witnessing the final stage decline and collapse of the American empire and dissolution of US hegemony!
Even if these protests fizzle out, it could not have come at a worst time for the US. Still over 20,000 new Coronavirus cases a day and new hotspots all over the country. Q2 GDP is expected to contract roughly 40-50%. The US would’ve needed everything to pull off a V-shaped recovery and whatever God you believe in, or not at all, just had to flick a match on the bundle of dry kindling that is American race relations. Perhaps its a sign, if there be higher powers in this world, of who is favored in these times.
To paraphrase Gordon Chang, it really is funny what a single knee can do. It can end your career as an adventurer in one reality, but in our reality it can topple civilizations.