Mandel Ngan – AFP / Getty ImagesThen-President Donald Trump speaks at a “Make America Great Again” rally at Oakland County International Airport on Oct. 30, 2020, in Waterford Township, Michigan. (Mandel Ngan – AFP / Getty Images)
My April 5 column argued that three seminal events (COVID-19, George Floyd and Jan. 6) formed the predicate for what can fairly be described as our ongoing cultural revolution.
My thesis did not cover new ground but rather sought to add context as to why things have gone so offline so rapidly.
To wit, how these momentous events lent such energy to three of the left’s favorite narratives: (1) the need for an extensive (federal) government overreach in our daily lives; (2) the need to rein in the alleged epidemic of police violence against minority communities; and (3) the need to combat the undercurrent of white supremacy, perceived especially throughout red America.