It’s been a while since I created a multiple prompt post, but today’s one word prompts, “justice,” “context,” “respect,” “yarn,” “curfew,” and “city” just seemed to fit into the context of what is going on in America these days.
Most of last week and continuing this week as well, city after city has imposed curfews in order to get those demonstrating over the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police last Monday off the streets. The people who are protesting are screaming for justice for African Americans and other minorities at the hands of white policemen.
The demonstrations were mostly peaceful until the president, spinning unfounded yarns about left wing extremists, like Antifa, created chaos. And then, showing no respect for the very American right to assemble, to demonstrate, and to protest, Trump called upon the police to get tough on the protestors. As if they needed that encouragement.
He called up the military in the nation’s capital, and ordered them to use of tear gas and rubber bullets against Americans demonstrating outside the White House so that he could safely walk across the street to stand in front of a church holding up a bible for a photo op.
He tweeted out words designed to fan the flames, and threatened to attack the demonstrators with “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.” He told governors to “dominate” the protesters, and posted, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
And by the way, in case you forgot, the U.S. now has almost 1.9 millions coronavirus cases and more than 108,000 deaths.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (context), jibberjabber (city), Ragtag Daily Prompt (curfew), Your Daily Word Prompt (justice), Fandango’s One-Word Prompt (yarn), and Word of the Day Challenge (respect). Photo credit: Patrick Semansky / AP.