Year Zero

Protesters rip apart a U.S. flag during nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd in Raleigh, N.C., May 30, 2020. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters)
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E very cultural revolution starts at year zero, whether explicitly or implicitly. The French Revolution recalibrated the calendar to begin anew, and the genocidal Pol Pot declared his own Cambodian revolutionary ascension as the beginning of time.

Somewhere after May 25, 2020, the death of George Floyd, while in police custody, sparked demonstrations, protests, and riots. And they in turn ushered in a new revolutionary moment. Or at least we were told that — in part by Black Lives Matter, in part by Antifa, in part by terrified enablers in the corporate world, the new Democratic Party, the military, the universities, and


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