I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty tired of living through so many major “once-in-a-lifetime” events in the course of my life. I’ve lived through 9/11, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox both winning the World Series, a pandemic, mass riots, and now, I’ve lived through people storming the US Capitol building in D.C. It’s going to be interesting to see how the next few years play out. It also seems it’s going to be rather dangerous and uncertain.
I did find it rather hypocritical, though, how many people were so quick to condemn the protestors at the Capitol Building but who saw absolutely no problem with the riots that had decimated cities these past eight months. Those were totally okay in many peoples’ minds but the moment it involves people perceived to be on the other side of the political line, they were quick to condemn their actions. Plus, I’d hardly call the most recent event a riot. Especially if all the activity this summer was only considered “peaceful protests,” there weren’t enough cars on fire or buildings destroyed or looting for it to be a “riot” by recent standards.
Whichever side of the political fence you’re on, we’re all going to see some changes in the near future. I just want the United States to return to judging actions as Right and Wrong and not judging actions based on who committed them.