I don’t know if this is an American thing only, or not.
My city has had demonstrations; I’m literally just over the rver from a curfew; I have friends living in a curfew city.
This is just…awful. It’s bad for almost everyone who isn’t white, but let me personalize for a bit.
My wife believes in America – she’s given over 20 years of service, and been to sandy countries where things go bang. She could be earning squillions more in the private sector, but she believes in service.
I am a dual citizen. It surprised me how much I took after America post-oath; at first it was just an administrative inconvenience so I could live with my wife. And then I gradually became a believer in what America could be – call it the American dream.
And I’m lucky; we live in a prosperous little city that leans very Democrat, is race friendly and LGBTQ friendly. Our police have been great while this shit storm has happened.
And not for the first time, I feel America is broken. It is a profoundly racist and misogynist country, and when I talk to my rugby players, I find:
1. Wow, even the ‘liberals’ are…let’s just say oblivious.
2. The minority ones have lives and pressures I just can’t comprehend.
I’m not sure I knew where this one was going to go. But it did make me think – just how different is Britain?