Two days later, May 16th, 2020, year of the pandemic
I can't shake this image of a suspended balloon swollen with water. In the skin of the balloon are a number of small holes, pin-pricks really. Allow the balloon to hang freely and the holes release the occasional drip. Apply pressure and each leak becomes a sharp stream until quickly you are left with a limp husk.
What if America were this bulging balloon and what if all of America's tensions, divisions, and unresolved issues were the pin-pricks? If analyzed in every way possible, considering every conflict now existing among religions, races, ethnicity, classes, generations, ideologies, etc... you would find thousands of leaking holes. And now add pressure.