Savannah, GA — From COVID-19, wild fires, murder hornets, to a Sahara dust cloud, and celebrity deaths, 2020 has been a year no one will ever forget. Looking back, many people have offered up their ideas on how we could have handled these apocalyptic-level events, well-illustrating the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20.” Though having 20/20 eyesight is ideal, hindsight is now wishing to distance itself from the year 2020, calling the well-known expression ‘hate speech’. Taken from its Change.org entry:
No one wants to be called “2020,” and to say hindsight is 20/20 is just misleading and hurtful. We kindly ask that you stop using this phrase indefinitely. It is vitally important to preserve the integrity of hindsight, though we understand that much like “Monday morning quarterback,” this catchphrase is typically used when something has gone wrong. Evenso, this year has gone so wrong that it’ss our intention to disassociate with anything at all that reminds anyone of the purgatory that has been 2020.
The petition is gaining support from a few popular dates on the calendar. April 20th, sometimes referred to as 4/20, has cast itself behind the movement, commenting that it misses when its day was not a reference to pot-smoking degenerates. Also supporting the cause is May 4th, a proud Star Trek fan who’s outraged that a nod to Star Wars– May the 4th be with you– has caught on. Then of course there’s February 14th, “I hope God spares you from the despair of getting highjacked by a made-up holiday,” bitter words for Valentine’s Day.
Hindsight is getting a bad rap with its undue connection with 2020, but supporters hope this year won’t tarnish its long-term relevance. However, if its reputation does take a dive, perhaps they can look back to determine where and how they could have done things differently and better.