It is a given that no individual, regardless of their color and regardless of their alleged offense, should be brutalized by police officers while they are in custody and subdued. That some individuals, many with underlying medical issues or drug-related complications, die while being taken into custody is regrettable and a foreseeable consequence of a system that handles hundreds of thousands of suspects per year.
But, what is it about the Black community that turns a gun-toting, drug-using, serial offender with multiple prison sentences into an individual that should be feted as a martyr rather than a rather ordinary victim of the justice system? I can think of no other culture that openly celebrates criminals as pop culture heroes and does more to demonize law enforcement. I can think of no other culture that would sit idly by and watch the mass murder of Black citizens each and every year in the inner cities without comment, yet protest and riot over the death of a single individual – not even an upstanding individual – who died under tragic circumstances. Like there is nothing comparably tragic when Black children are killed in the crossfire between rival gangs.
So what is driving the current civil unrest?
1. Democrat Power Politics – There is little doubt that the progressive socialist democrats are using the death of George Floyd to demonize and disparage President Donald Trump, although he had nothing to do with the politics or policing in Democrat-dominated Minneapolis, Minnesota. Likewise, there is little doubt that the progressive democrats are attempting to rally one of their core constituencies before a critical election they need to win to stop the dismantling of the Obama legacy and the exposure of the many scandals that occurred during his Administration. Some scandals involving the senior-most progressive socialist democrats like former president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and numerous others. This is all part of the identity politics and class struggle described by Karl Marx, the father of communism, as being critical for revolution and the destruction of the capitalist economic system.
2. White Guilt – Individuals who have been indoctrinated by the progressive socialist democrat media or the left-biased educational system into believing America is a bad place, founded in Native American genocide and rooted in slavery and oppression. Whether seeking to boost their flagging self-esteem or virtue signaling to their friends, many feel that they must atone for historic evils or for some mythical white privilege, How else can you explain this?
Like all high-profile cases attended by prominent ambulance-chasing civil rights attorneys, the family swears that Floyd was turning his life around. Yeah right! Let us not forget he was suspected of committing a crime, was driving while impaired, and was, most definitely, not turning his life around at the moment.
3. The media – We can no longer trust the progressive socialist democrat media, which omits facts, shades the truth, and provides editorial commentary to create a narrative to support progressive socialist democrats and disadvantage the opposition. I do not seem to see any significant outrage about a gun-wielding George Floyd, who held a gun to a pregnant woman’s stomach during a home invasion robbery.
“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police union president Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter. Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported. <Source>
The media also downplays that George Floyd was 6-foot 4-inches, weighed 232 pounds, and was well-muscled. Fentanyl and methamphetamines were found in his system. That, in and of itself, maybe considered a threat to officers. I am not excusing the abominable behavior of the officer involved or his three fellow officers who did nothing to stop the officer from continuing to restrain an unconscious man.
The media also downplays that a prime eyewitness who was with Floyd in his vehicle and claimed that Floyd did not resist arrest was a fellow criminal.
Witness Who Was in Floyd’s Car Says His Friend Did Not Resist Arrest
Maurice Lester Hall, who fled Minneapolis after witnessing George Floyd’s death, was arrested Monday in Houston and interviewed by a Minnesota investigator. A longtime friend of George Floyd’s who was in the passenger seat of Mr. Floyd’s car during his fatal encounter with a Minneapolis police officer said on Wednesday night that Mr. Floyd tried to defuse the tensions with the police and in no way resisted arrest.
“He was, from the beginning, trying in his humblest form to show he was not resisting in no form or way,” said the friend, Maurice Lester Hall, 42, who was tracked down on Monday in Houston, arrested on outstanding warrants and interviewed by Minnesota state investigators. “I could hear him pleading, ‘Please, officer, what’s all this for?’” Mr. Hall said in an interview on Wednesday night with The New York Times. Mr. Hall recounted the last moments with Mr. Floyd on Memorial Day, May 25, after they had spent part of the day together.
But Mr. Hall — who had outstanding warrants for his arrest on felony possession of a firearm, felony domestic assault and felony drug possession — provided a false name to officers at the scene of Mr. Floyd’s arrest, according to a Minnesota official. <Source>
Just another upstanding Black citizen minding his own business.
While the GOP may not be the total solution to our nation’s many ills, they also are not the root cause of the problem. It was the Democrat Party that promoted slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan and fought against civil rights legislation. Observe the progressive socialist democrats.
Observe their DARVO tactics.
Reverse Victim and Offender
I am not saying the police officers involved were innocent, but I am saying George Floyd is not worthy of being elevated as a hero, martyr, but remains an unfortunate gun-wielding thug. I can think of many other role models who happen to be Black.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell