It's called The Next Man in Hell moment.
It won't happen in Atlanta, New York City or Chicago; it won't happen in Dallas, Los Angeles, or Philadelphia.
It's going to happen in a city you've never heard of, whose inhabitants would be suspicious if you ever visited. The kind of uniquely American place where a uniquely American reaction will occur.
More to the point: The Next Man in Hell could happen in Europe, sending shockwaves around the world awakening something atavistic in all of us.
I, for one, go to sleep every night hoping to wake up to a world where this seismic shift has happened. [‘Tamir Rice’ graffiti spray painted on Bloomington business ahead of National Night Out event, Fox59.com, August 2, 2016]:
As the nation prepared for National Night Out events across the country meant to foster tighter relationships between police and communities, graffiti left behind at a Bloomington business caught many by surprise.
Jump-N-Joey’s was set to host a National Night Out event Tuesday with the Bloomington Police Department. A flier described the event as a chance for residents to mingle with officers and discuss concerns within their community.
However, someone spray painted the words “Tamir Rice” on the side of the business overnight. That’s the name of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police in Cleveland in 2014.
The owner of the business, Chance Jeffress, had crews were working to remove the graffiti Tuesday afternoon, but it proved to be stubborn.
"We never really perceived any risk. Communities do this across the country with no issues," Jeffress said.
A post on the business’ Facebook page expressed disbelief about the vandalism.
“This is not who we are as a community!” the post read. “We do not target small business owners who host events with the Bloomington police department! We support and love the police. Tamir Rice is not being honored by vandalizing small business owners! So sad and angry.”
Firefighter Joe Radanovich saw the post and brought out his own power washer, helping to clean up the mess at no charge.
"We got it to the point now where the kids can just come out and think that somebody colored on Jump ‘n Joey’s," Radanovich, who frequently brings his daughter to the business, said.
Capt. Steve Kellams with BPD called the graffiti “terribly unfortunate.”
"It wasn’t going to stop us ... (or) Jump ‘n Joey’s from doing everything we can to make our community a safer, nicer place," Kellams said.Most people reading this have no idea how fractured America is right now. We call America "irredeemable" here at SBPDL, and for good reason.
But it should be increasingly obvious there exists a large portion of the American population who wishes to survive, and they rally to a banner of "Trump."
And we are one moment, a few precious seconds away when an action creates an equal and opposite reaction away from historic change.
Who knows, it may have already happened. And it is this thought that should forever put a smile on your face: because as dark as today may seem, tomorrow is another day.