What a rollercoaster 2020’s been, and by “rollercoaster”, I mean a downward spiral of endless heartaches and sadness.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to throw this year into the trash and put an end to this misery once and for all! But for those of you that want to see it through, this article might crush that last bit of hope as we plan to recap the past eleven months of hell… including the revelation of this year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree.
A much simpler time for us all… Well, kind of.
That whole fiasco lasted a few weeks before it died down the following month.
Thousands of acres of land, as well as millions of animals, were burned in the process.
But the world went about its day like it wasn’t happening.
The first week of February saw Donald Trump acquitted of all of his alleged crimes but that’s as good as news gets… If you can even call that good news.
The news of the horrific accident sent shockwaves across the world as people mourned all the victims’ deaths. As well as the Bryants, 7 others lost their lives.
But it still remained pretty hush-hush until next month.
Now here’s where things really started kicking off.
As economies crashed and thousands of people lost their lives, this month was only a pinprick of what was yet to come for the rest of the year.
We were in the midst of a global pandemic and it was here to stay.
Even though most of the world was in lockdown, spring breakers continued to rally around on beaches, making them prime hot spots for spreading the disease.
Not to mention far-right “activists” took to the streets to demand their freedom. Losers.
Cases of the coronavirus soared nationwide and hit a million worldwide, yet the President was just coming to terms with accepting it as a real disease… Yikes.
Now, if you thought those 4 months prior were anything to go off, then what happened in May should not have come as a shock to you. There was a different kind of political unrest brewing and after the savage murder of Ahmaud Arbery, all hell broke loose and rightfully so.
This was closely followed by the brutal killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer who used his knee to restrain him.
Clashes between protestors and police officers saw multiple deaths across the country. Businesses were destroyed and hell became a place on earth. Racists were exposed, but most of them cried when they were called out. Talks about police reformation started. New training guidelines were in the process of starting and celebrities donated less than 5% of their overall wealth to the cause.
Yeah, I know, you can’t write this stuff.
100,000 people in the United States had died and with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, governments were forced to pick between the safety of their people or money. Guess what they picked?
But he didn’t really. Next!
In this level of the terrifying 2020 game we’re all stuck in, protests continued, with anger continuing to rage across the world. The United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, were just a few countries on the list that had seen thousands of people take to the streets to fight against racial inequality.
Statues of slave traders and confederate figures were slammed to the ground and dumped into flowing waters, never to be seen again. Thank God.
Along with the notorious hacking faction Annonymous, K-Pop stans booked seats to Trump’s rally and then didn’t turn up. There were so many empty slots that I bet the president had flashbacks to his inauguration.
Yeah, sad times.
Out of all the months, July was probably the tamest.
And he ended up having a major mental health breakdown and admit he was going “to kill his own daughter”. After that, he went off, ranting and raving around on Twitter about how his wife must have cheated on him and something about Shia LaBeouf.
Yeah, I’m not sure either.
An ammonium nitrate explosion has just hit Beruit in Lebanon and it has completely devastated the city. Reports state that 100 people are dead while another 4,000 have been injured but that number is set to rise as more and more people are discovered amongst the rubble. So yeah, great news (!)
None. By the end of August, news of Chadwick Boseman’s death swept the globe, leaving millions stunned. The actor had been secretly battling colon cancer for years before he succumbed to the illness. Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman.
The deadly West Coast wildfires were continued to cause havoc in California and slowly making their way to Washington state, burning thousands of acres of land in their path and also displacing many residents.
The feminist trailblazer died September 18th at the age of eighty-seven. Her funeral took place a few days later. Touching vigils took place all around the world, with people coming together to mourn the loss of such a prominent figure in the fight for gender equality.
2 days into the month and the president of the United States and the first lady both contracted the deadly virus, but just a few days later, they were released from the hospital, Trump later claiming he was “immune” to the disease. I also want to add that he referred to himself as “the perfect physical specimen.”
With the 2020 elections still on the horizon, despite the global pandemic, the president decided that he was going to continue to hold public events with thousands of maskless Trump supporters in order to gain some momentum on the run-up to the 2020 elections.
Speaking to his followers from vehicles and wearing masks, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urged their followers to go out and vote.
Where do I even start with November? Obviously, Joe Biden winning the election made global news and not just because of the results!
Yes, even despite having any hard evidence. Things got so bad that Twitter had flagged all of his election tweets as “misinformation.” And when it was officially projected that Joe Biden would be the 46th President of the United States, all hell broke loose.
But while this was happening, we got the only bit of good news concerning the entire thing that crumbled 2020. An effective coronavirus vaccine is almost ready to be distributed.
Thank the good Lord above and everyone else up in the clouds.
And we’re already seeing the first of many.
With the festive season well and truly upon us, it seems as though Bill de Blasio needs to get a swift refund on the Christmas tree that has been ordered to decorate the Rockefeller Center because it’s… less than impressive.
Keep scrolling to have a look for yourselves.
So what the hell has happened this year?!
Let’s hope they manage to spruce this thing up to make look a little less sad… Just a little. Please.
There are still forty-three days left of the year, and things can get worse. Remember that. If you want to see a glimpse of the future, then keep scrolling…