So, it is the first month of 2018 going into the second. In a way, it is still kind of the New Year, right? Well, it is close enough to the previous year to think about the biggest events of 2017 that made the news. To be honest, even if it wasn’t so close to 2017, the events of 2017 would still be pretty notable to talk about.
Some of America’s biggest hurricanes were seen in 2017. These storms devastated Florida, Texas, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The names of these hurricanes were Harvey, Irma and Maria. Hurricane Harvey topped Hurricane Katrina as being the most damaging storm to ever hit the United States of America. Hurricane Irma did more damage than hurricane Andrew. Hurricane Maria did more damage than Hurricane Sandy.
Hollywood Sexual Assaults Being Publicized
Well, Hollywood has long been known as a scene for degeneracy. There has always been this secret-but-not-so-secret-and-totally-known-by-everyone knowledge of dirty relations in show business. However, 2017 was the year when the biggest degenerates of Hollywood were openly named to the public.
The year 2017 was rife with marches and political passion as people with various views took to the streets and spoke. The day after President Trump’s inauguration, the “Women’s March” happened in Washington. This march was pro-choice and about women’s rights, though it also had a very partisan thing to it that was pro-Democrat. The antithesis to this march and its values was the protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the Charlottesville march, a bunch of people were protesting the fact that more liberal types wanted to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee in a park. Some people were there to legitimately protest the removal of the statue, because there are a lot of people down South—Black and White—who feel that Confederate monuments are a part of their regional heritage. Some of the people there felt that it was an anti-White thing to take it down, and some felt that it was un-American or unnecessary. Different types of people showed up—everyone from people with radical White-supremacist backgrounds, to people who felt that Whites were being discriminated against, to people who just wanted to preserve the statue. The media painted this as a “White supremacist” event.