This morning I was unable to get to work, the riots and looting paralyzed the entire city of Philadelphia. Public transportation (SEPTA) was shutdown. Taxis weren't operating. The city is enforcing a curfew until 6:00 am tomorrow morning.
While waiting for the bus this morning, ( the bus never arrived, and trains weren't working ) I noticed looters still ransacking the local stores. Overnight, they broke into every ATM in my neighborhood. Businesses have been reduced to rubble, destroyed completely. I called my supervisor and told her I wasn't going to able to make it to the clinic today.
This is the first time, in my lifetime, that I witness anything like this. The entire nation has turned violent, cities are burning. The United States have turned into, to paraphrase the Stable Genius, a "shithole country".
[ More than one hundred thousand Americans have died of COVID-19. Forty million Americans are unemployed. Now the United States is burning. ]
How does our Consoler-In-Chief fix it? He threatens to unleash "vicious dogs" and gunfire on protesters, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Today, he berated governors, called them weak and encouraged more violence. In addition, Trump shared during a press conference that he plans to use the military against American citizens in order to squash protests.
Thank you Mr. Trump, for making America great again.