I live in the US and I'm a cop, so in a lot of ways I get looked eyed all kinds of cross from some of you guys. I see where you said the US is dysfunctional, and I don't know if I agree. I think most people think we are because that's what the mainstream media say. But the media is sh*t, plain and simple. They paint the country as 2 different sides, and most people don't adhere to that. Most people I know could give a f**k about the left or the right, or defunding the police, or socialism, etc. Most people around here in Central VA don't care if your black or white , or police, of gay or straight. Life is too busy for that and generally people are bigger than that. They have COVID to deal with, and money to think about. Their kids have sports and they need to pick something up for dinner. The typical person is just trying to get by, not in a miltia or ANTIFA
I work narcotics, so I'm detached in personal experience on what a road cops life has been like the past 10 months, but all my guys tell me people have been cool and understanding. Granted I live in Central VA, a few hours away from a major city. Still, people know who we are as people and don't judge us by the acts of the few. The George Floyd situation was awful, it doesn't take a cop or a rocket scientist to see that. Unfortunately there are bad apples in every walk of life, but when a cop is bad its even worse because of the consequences being so dire.
Unfortunately it was an electon year though, and so many things were spun to fit a political narrative. I do agree that hopefully things will calm down here and around the world now that it is over. It sickens me to see the media try to divide a country for personal gain. But they've all used Covid 19 to fit their agenda, sooo. I would like to see teams get away from kneeling before each game as imo all it does is keep the discussion alive when it was way more complicated then it was painted out to be.
Just my two cents