Cops, Karens, and the Coming Dystopia - Everyday Samurai

Cops, Karens, and the Coming Dystopia

It's a scary time in America. In the last few weeks, we've seen police violence, protests, riots, snitch lines… all framed by the backdrop of a viral pandemic. It's not hard to see that a lot of people are hurting and angry. It's also not hard to understand why.

It's a formula for conflict involving cops, Karens, and the threat of a dismal, uncertain future — and dystopian fiction has given us prescient previews.

With the coronavirus lockdowns and the fear they spread both causing massive economic and emotional damage in this country, Americans have been strained to the breaking point. This country's founding promises of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have every appearance of being betrayed. Three high-profile incidences of police (or police-adjacent) killings of unresisting people in just the month of May lit the fuse, but the explosion was primed and ready to go well before that.

The echoes of dystopia in today's reality are clearly heard. Movies like “V for Vendetta” and the genre of dystopian fiction in general are incredibly important to our way of thinking about and our reaction to the world around us. Here's why.

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CREDITS:
Written & Produced by Sean W. Malone
Edited by Arash Ayrom & Sean W. Malone
Asst. Edited by Jason Reinhardt

Special thanks to Matt Tabor of The Create Unknown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Abl9Z_dKFxA7fRFnGPLiA

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LINKS:

— Coronavirus and Government Overreach —

https://sf.gov/report-health-order-violation

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-ehealth/2020/05/13/democrats-stimulus-bill-testing-reporting-surveillance-787567

https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-secret-new-watchlist-lets-his-administration-track-americans-without-needing-warrant-1504772

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/1-9-million-more-claimed-jobless-benefits-last-week-bringing-pandemic-total-to-42-million/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3641067/?fbclid=IwAR0W-H5ZpgOSgmfazRK4GdLIXF4T0CKBLKPWgKVBgfwA5eDZsbDRE2rC1eU

— Cops and Government Overreach —

https://nypost.com/2020/05/05/canadian-cops-take-down-teenage-girl-in-stormtrooper-costume/

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/18/rand-paul-no-knock-warrants-should-forbidden/5215149002/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/03/no-knock-warrant-breonna-taylor-was-illegal/

https://www.cato.org/blog/may-15th-supreme-court-will-finally-decide-whether-hear-cases-calling-abolition-qualified

— Karens —

https://www.newsweek.com/bbq-becky-white-woman-who-called-cops-black-bbq-911-audio-released-im-really-1103057

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dog-park-debbie-calls-police-man-whose-puppy-mounted-dog-thats-inappropriate-194558726.html

https://time.com/5426067/cornerstore-caroline-backlash-sexual-assault-boy/

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/karen

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