Are the racist anti-racist and Black Lives Matter riots independent of the pandemic? This is the question of the morning. On the surface Covid-19 would seem to have little to do with alleged police brutality or "systemic racism," yet the fact of their overlapping concurrency is difficult not to notice.
While I am sure that many within the BLM community will find anti-black racism in the American response to CV-19, what I am less sure of is whether or not this urban guerilla warfare emerged independently and organically from angry young "proles" in all its unjust and vicious glory. Or is this more of a matter of the leadership, to the extent that there is leadership, not allowing a crisis to go to waste?
Is it mere coincidence that these horrendous twin phenomena developed roughly in concurrence or is it not a coincidence?
I honestly do not know the answer.
What say you?