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Some Predictions

Updated on June 23, 2020
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Jack is a volunteer at the CCNY Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years. His articles have over 120,000 views.

Introduction

Predictions are generally very hard. In most cases, we are clueless to the future and events that are out of our control. For example, the stock market is one where even the experts are confounded. However, some predictions are not very heard to make. Anyone who have a good understanding of human nature and a student of history will have no problem making some predictions.

- June 2020

The Recent Riots and Protests in the Aftermath of the Murder of George Floyd

This is a tragedy in the making. Not only for the family of George Floyd who died at the hand of police but for our nation.

In the aftermath of this senseless killing caught on video, our nation was shaken to the foundation. Not one person in our vast country was in support of these few police officers who clearly did wrong. They were fired and charged with murder and accessories to commit murder. That, unfortunately, was not enough. The charge of racism raised its ugly head again as in so many other high profile cases.

This time, among the protests, and the riots and the looting, a movement started to take hold and that is #defundthepolice. Across the nation, this movement, started by BLM, has lead to the disbanding of police in the city of Minneapolis.

What will be the outcome?

My Predictions...

This movement was instigated by a group called BLM and supported by another radical group called Antifa. It was based on emotions after the killing of George Floyd but not thought out.

Any society, exists on a certain common belief system. One of which is law and order. Without a functioning police force, there will be chaos and there will be lawlessness and there will be people taking the law into their own hands. It is inevitable.

Sooner or later, the average citizens will act in their own self interest.

Here are my predictions:

1. Defunding the police will fail as a policy.

2. Gun sales will increase leading to more violence.

3. The people most affected will be the inner cities where crime rate is highest.

4. Reforming the police department will happen across the nation however, the results will be questionable at best.

5. The various call to remove statues and rename buildings will end in chaos. When will the insanity stop? I wrote this article 3 years ago and it is more relevant today.

6. Race relations will remain a thorn on our side ready to flair up with the next incident.

7. As usual, the radical left will go too far and push too much, too fast and will turn the average middle ground people against them.

8. The autonomous Zone setup in Seattle will not end well. Sooner or later, police will have to be sent in to restore order.

9. Trump will be re-elected President in November 2020.

Case In Point - Seattle CHAZ

This is the most glaring example of how crazy and insane our cities are. Police abandoned their precincts. Protesters takeover a section of downtown Seattle, and the authorities are helpless. Businesses are looted and windows broken.

What is their next move?

They make demands for all kinds of free stuff. Who is supporting them? Those huge barriers are not cheap. Did they just show up? Who is feeding them?

An Observation

These protests and riots are in mostly blue states and blue cities. These places have been under Democratic control for decades.

Why is that?

I hate to politicize this tragedy but someone needs to ask the tough questions.

Why are these states and cities a breeding ground for crime, and homeless, and public unrest...?

Summary

My predictions are easy to make. They are no brainers. Among chaos, people always go with the strong law and order guy.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jack Lee

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    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      13 months ago from Yorktown NY

      John, thanks for checking in. The problem is also groups like BLM who were started by 3 self proclaimed Marxists. They want to overturn our government and replaced it with a socialist/communist state.

      Can't believe many average people are falling for it, using anti-racism as a cover.

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      John Hansen 

      13 months ago from Gondwana Land

      Apparently there are professional “for hire” protesters and looters who have no real agenda other than selling themselves to the highest bidder. It is a horrific situation, and true law and order is needed now more than ever or it will return to the lawlessness of the Wild West. I am thankful I am not in the US with the state of the Coronavirus and now this.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      13 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Most definitely. People want law and order and Democrats never learned that lesson from history.

      That was one reason Nixon was elected.

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      Eric Dierker 

      13 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That silence that is becoming louder makes on "predict" a Trump win in November.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      13 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Eric, unfortunately, many people are being silenced, especially white people. They may disagree with what is happening but are afraid to speak out.

      I have witnessed this personally in some of my circles.

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      Eric Dierker 

      13 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A good take on a bad time. I heard a recording of a lady admitting (bragging) that she was trained in civil unrest. I get it, when the idea would work. But anyone really trained would know that to gain popular support you must peaceably protest.

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