As protests and riots make a mockery of lockdowns, I am wondering how much longer ours  is going to last.

I’ve spent the work day reading and writing about the late George Floyd, his killing and the aftermath. It’s all horrible, of course, except for the stories about Floyd helping out Christian missionary work in the Houston projects. One thing that strikes me is that looters got Rodeo Drive; an earlier generation made an attempt on Rodeo Drive during the Rodney King riots and failed. If I remember correctly they were dissuaded from entering by the National Guard, but don’t quote me. 

There was window-smashing, if not looting, in Toronto shortly after the American Rodney King riots started, and on the subway I listened to a man with a lacerated hand and a dazed expression repeat “You gotta stop the shooting.” 

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