So with the start of the COVID-19, numerous businesses were shut down sending individuals running to the unemployment line. Unless categorized as an “essential worker” you were left blindly to fend with whatever the total of your last paycheck and hopefully a savings. Desperately waiting for a decision to be made on a promised stipend check, which only amounted to 1,200 odd dollars leaving much to be desired for the remaining 5 months. I am deeply convinced that even if it were declared the end of the world people would still flock to WAL-MART for cases of water and toilet paper as if they’d still have a bottom to moisturize and keep clean.
Furthermore, churches were declared “non-essential” and even more so PROHIBITED due to the capacity of people in one location; religious halls were deemed UNSAFE. Coincidentally alcohol stores continued to thrive as well as Wal-Mart and banks (with the exception of having to make an appointment to come inside, wearing a nose and mouth covering of course). Numbers continued to increase as well as deaths due to COVID. Orders were then given that unless you have an emergency reason to travel you are required to stay IN YOUR HOME. Travel from state to state was highly discouraged rendering a required 14 day quarantine when you arrived at your destination as well as returned home.
Does anyone remember how this whole thing started? Of course from a China man who ate a diseased bat, got sick and spread the virus to the entire world!……right……..I didn’t buy it either but nice pitch for a comic book! In other words the United States population has decreased drastically due to a virus that has been around since the early 60’s out of nowhere just before elections and the economy goes through the roof. Splendid idea!
Only one thing…the audience that was mostly targeted by this “incurable disease” were elderly, mentally ill, low-income and African American individuals. Similar to the film “The Purge” people that lived day to day were no longer living, instead inadvertently singled out by their lack there of. Every country was attacked by COVID-19 also known as the Corona Virus and RECOVERED. Yet the United States of America, Home of The Brave and Land of The Free can’t seem to get it together….or do they want to.
Kylie Jenner has bigger lips, Cardi B and OFFSET are getting a divorce, Beyoncé just released a new hit, whatever happened to Orange Is The New Black and DID YALL SEE GEORGE FLOYD GET SUFFOCATED IN THE STREET!!!! I sure did! Along with the rest of the world, which caused an enormous uproar and hundreds of protest throughout the globe. Onlookers watched in horror behind their paper face mask at their laptops, desktops, cell phones, and television sets for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while four officers kneeled on an African American male by the name of George Floyd, while his hands were handcuffed behind his back and face down in the street. Floyd repeatedly begged the officers to lift from him due to not being able to breath. He was ignored even though he did not appear to resist nor try to unbalance the officers. George Floyd suffocated on the pavement leaving behind a daughter also watching.
The officers recorded committing this heinous crime were left unnamed for weeks as to protect them from riots, assault or death. When the names were released people of ALL races and walks of life came together as an unofficial jury and DEMANDED the officers be found GUILTY!!! Three of the four officers have since been released on bond and only facing charges of second degree murder and secret degree manslaughter. Their trial will take place some time next year but isn’t it convenient how they even have time to make bond?
Capital punishment is the consequence for a crime of this caliber! Not to mention these were “OFFICERS OF THE LAW”. With the sole purpose to protect and to serve, they killed an INNOCENT African American MAN in broad daylight in unison ON FILM. Much more does not need to be said in regards to this situation as it has spun a tremendous amount of support from ALL COMMUNITIES. Seemingly for the first time African Americans have a fighting chance at NOT returning to segregation and slavery.
During the COVID many things and people died but a “NEW RELIGION” was born! The religion of PRIDE, STRENGTH, RESILIENCE AND INEXORABLE HUSTLE! “Black Lives Matter” is the hallmark of 2020 and now NOT JUST Kaepernick is kneeling on the FLAG. Blacks have heard the cry of the blood of their ancestors from the plantations and cotton fields and decided THIS IS NOT THE GENERATION TO FXCK WITH! I’m here for it all….this new found religion of BOLDNESS and unwavering mindset to not just survive but to LIVE! And to do it MORE ABUNDANTLY!