There once was an intrepid journalist named Dorothy Kilgallen, and when she died under mysterious circumstances in 1965, many believed she took the answer to one of the world's greatest mysteries with her. The perceived mystery? Who was truly behind the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
Welcome to the Dystopian States of America, the land formerly referred to as the USA. Here in the DSA, people are pissed off beyond measure as post-election maneuvering by the Trump campaign either validates suspicions of election fraud long suspected by the Right, or it enrages those on the Left who want to see The Donald strapped into an ejector seat and jettisoned from the White House in short order. Recently, a massive pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" really turned ugly as demonstrators protesting the allegedly stolen election came into conflict with members of anti-Trump groups ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter. That eruption of tempers is possibly a foreshadowing event as the three groups represent significant portions of the shredded patchwork quilt that was once the American fabric.
I'm in New York City, and the talk here is not of Thanksgiving or Christmas. Instead, the topic of discussion concerns the threat of partisan violence. Many shopkeepers here boarded their windows, police are prepared to don their riot gear, and everyone is awaiting the inevitable drop of a lit match into the national powder keg. I'm well above 55 years of age, yet I've never before seen anything like this on a national scale, and it's horrible.
Here we are, months after American health officials announced the presence of the first COVID-19 patient in the United States, and there is little improvement. With the nation's general election on the horizon, America remains a land troubled by ongoing social upheaval, a raging virus, and the likely prospect of widespread violence on Election Day. Now, adding to the above comes the news that medical experts predict that the virus will surge as fall and winter progress, and I am increasingly worried.
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