2020 is gone, and a grim year is behind us. Yes, every year is bad in its own ways, but 2020 was a perfect storm of misery and chaos, where multiple long-term ills boiled over into the forefront.
Relentless wildfires and endless hurricanes were brought on by decades of climate change and climate change denial. An economy-crushing pandemic was exacerbated and strengthened by ignorance and failing education systems. Mass unemployment and homelessness were aided by a disdain for the poor and a Darwinian mentality towards human lives. Police brutality and white supremacy movements were brought on by centuries of system racism and white privilege.
Then, at the very end of the year, an authoritarian president lost his election, denied the results, and played golf in Florida while millions of Americans suffered, plagued by pestilence and poverty.
None of these issues were endemic to 2020, not even COVID, which first appeared in China in late 2019. But they all spectacularly collided to create the worst year I can recall in my 31 years alive on this planet.
I know this is a little different from my cheery, apolitical posts, but I felt compelled to share my thoughts on the past year. In 2020, I witnessed the best and the worst of humanity, and I am glad we’re moving forward. I’m ready to plant flowers among the ashes of 2020.
So, on that note, enjoy this video featuring my new theme song (the longer, instrumental version) featuring some of my best video clips! Get hype for all my new content coming out throughout 2021 and the years to come!