Darkness Falls: Collapse of the rule of law
Savagery is spreading with lightning speed across the United States, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state. Welcome to a real civilization-destroying pandemic, one that makes the recent saccharine exhortations to "stay safe" and the deployment of police officers to enforce outdoor mask-wearing seem like decadent bagatelles.
Once the violence began, any effort to
"understand" it should have stopped, since that understanding is inevitably
exculpatory. The looters are not grieving over the stomach-churning arrest and
death of George Floyd; they are having the time of their lives. You don't
protest or mourn a victim by stealing oxycontin, electronics, jewelry, and