The only way out is through

There will be more triumphalists out there, who have, as individuals and as a group, identified “America” at large as defined primarily by racism and brutality.

There will be reactionaries who will use powerful rhetoric to justify bringing violence against them.

There will be attacks and counter-attacks.

The authorities will try to control the narrative and suppress information about actual attacks for fear of emboldening potential attackers.

The suppression of information will be taken as confirmation of the correctness of the position against the authorities, rightly identifying their inability to tell the truth, ever. Especially to themselves.

But in the end, the science and art of keeping the peace seems to be well kept among lodges and sacerdotal fraternities. Or so goes the prevailing wisdom. I’m sure it was always thus in such places at such times, and that is why the wheel keeps turning.

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