Everything in 2020 Is Fine, Things Have Always Been This Way

Remember your very first dumpster fire? First layoff? Ronald Reagan’s sixth consecutive term? Your very first bulletproof vest, and how nervous you were your First D̶a̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶S̶c̶h̶o̶o̶l̶ Zoom Meetings Install? 2020’s going great. Things have always been this way.

Alice C. Minium
7 min readOct 7, 2020
There is absolutely no cause for alarm whatsoever (Image Credit: Axios)

It’s been a pretty uneventful year, 2020. Business as usual. Not much to report.

Things are looking great. Awesome, actually. Future prospects are looking excellent for humanity at large.

Very confident in great times to come, because this year has just been one delightful, easygoing thrill.

We are thriving like never before. One day, we will refer to these as the Good Old Days. Lines outside the store for soup, California burning, the nightly hum of police drones meandering in loops over your house. Some fireworks. Or were they regular explosions? You’ve run through flash grenades and swarms of rubber bullets, chased through alleyways, so many times that it’s impossible to tell. Were they gunshots? A possibility.

The sky is orange. No, wait, blue? No wait, it’s always been orange. This is the way it…



Alice C. Minium

Richmond-based writer, investigative researcher, and police abolitionist. Contact me at alice@openoversightva.org.