Metaphor for 2020
May 30, 2020 — The national news media haven’t devoted much time to the demonstrations occurring in Denver the last few nights, probably because Denver is a smaller city with a correspondingly smaller number of protesters. But as in larger cities, there have been fires, tear gas, pepper balls, graffiti, rocks and bottles, looting, etc. By now you know the drill.
One wonders where it will all end. We have an inept president, a corrupt bunch of Washington politicians, a global pandemic with local lockdowns, and now protests and riots across the country.
A local reporter summed it up perfectly when he focused on a dumpster fire and declared it “a perfect metaphor for 2020.”