BOSTON- There isn’t a debate on this issue regardless of who you talk to when it comes to the year 2020.
It is the worst year for sure in this new millennium and possibly the worst year that ever existed.
Not only was the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic which caused job loss, cancelling of graduation functions and beyond.
The death and economic destruction caused by the pandemic, the governmental mismanagement of the pandemic, and of course no school and constant social distancing.
This has deprived citizens, both young and old, the opportunity of interaction with those close to them.
The loss of so many great figures in society including NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant and most recently, actor and icon Chadwick Boseman. A true year of mourning and grief that has rocked the hearts of the country.
But nothing, and truly nothing is worse about 2020 than the horrors on the streets.
Unarmed black men and women were gunned down by law officials without the officials facing repercussions for their actions. As a result, riots and protests have been dominating the headlines.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arberry, and just recently Jacob Blake. All names who have become part of our household for the worst possible reasons.
The misery has continued to deep into our veins. While the protests may have lead to some productive change, more often than not they have leave the country shaken.
On top of that, this is a presidential election year with President Donald Trump getting set to take on Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden in November.
Across the globe, India is reeling and looking for answers in the death of movie star Sushant Singh Rajput.
Many fans and the media has been deemed a murder that allegedly is being covered up by ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and the Mumbai police.
Though 2020 has shown its year of nightmares and disdain, it has competition for the worst year in history.
1968 certainly enters that equation with the Vietnam War raging on, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy assassinations, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, etc.
This year has gotten worse by the minute and most of us pray for a return to normal. For now, it only looks like the despair and dejection will rise and further engulf us.
The only chance we have is hope. And we wish that it will come soon.