«Турбулентная» весна 2020 г. в США: идейные истоки, риски и последствия для политической жизни
In the spring and summer of 2020, riots erupted in various U.S. cities, triggered by the death of African-American George Floyd. Floyd, who had a prior police record, died of asphyxiation during his arrest on suspicion of committing a crime. The video of Floyd's strangulation by police officer Derek Chauvin sparked mass demonstrations of defiance, exposing many ideological, political and socio-economic problems in the United States. The report contains the author's short-term forecast of the
... forecast of the likely development of the situation. In this article, developed in the summer of 2020, the authors sought to address the causes and probable causes of mass unrest in the United States, including the federal government's response to widespread acts of defiance (given the presidential election race that was then underway). The authors identify four main factors that influenced the emergence and development of the conflict. First, the Trotskyite methods adopted by the Democratic Party in order to sway the American political system under the pretext of fighting for the rights of different minorities. The election of the first black president (B.H. Obama) marked a gradual increase of the "racial question" in society, which was most clearly manifested in the "war of monuments" to the leaders of the losing side in the Civil War of 1861-1865. Second, the mass riots of the Spring-Summer of 2020 in the United States avoided the mass use of weapons in the hands of private individuals and private military companies. Third, during the mass riots in the United States in question, the outright sabotage of D. Trump's decisions to use the U.S. Army and National Guard against the rioters was evident. Fourthly, the U.S. Republican Party, focusing on "fixing" the outcome of B.H. Obama's foreign policy, failed to offer a constructive program and lost the 2020 presidential election. However, this does not mean that the "big stick policy" of the United States is over.