Local TV out of Albuquerque and Denver informed me that residents in both cities aren’t adult enough to abide by safety guidelines regarding fireworks. About a year back, drivers in Albuquerque proved they couldn’t comply with No Turn Lane signs and didn’t know what Bus Only lanes were for. People in both cities and elsewhere resorted to spray paint and physical force to make their points rather than display a little patience and attempt to achieve a resolution to their grievances through civil debate.
So when people ignored public health decrees, declaring them to be arbitrary and in some cases punitive, no one should have been shocked or offended. How in the world can officials across the nation believe that these same individuals are mature enough to stop killing each other just because they are told to? They are not dealing with adults. When citizens regularly refuse the instructions of duly constituted officials, why would anyone believe that race relations will improve and other social issues will go away after a few speeches and a bunch of posts on social media?
Too many Americans are too selfish and too consumed by their own agendas to truly care about the feelings or welfare of others. It was the same in the ’60s. There is plenty of blame to go around. Like President Trump once said. On both sides. Both sides.