There’s a line of argument that peaceful protests over unequal justice have not worked, and it has been, what 170 years since the civil war, and 50 years since Martin Luther King was killed.
I don’t even disagree, but, just, not now. We have two months until the most consequential election in our history, and Trump would be far less likely to support positive change than Joe Biden.
Can we just hold it together for, say, five months? Let’s elect Joe and give him a month after January 2021 to get a real process for change started.
Cities burning and stores looted doesn’t help the cause. It materially plays to the worst instincts of Trump and gives excuses to the wavering to continue supporting him.