It’s not about the tragic murder of George Floyd anymore. If it ever was. It’s not about the so-called rampant police brutality, that CNN, NPR, and the MSM industrial complex have consistently fed us over the decades. Nor is it the poly-monotonous tome of institutional or systemic racism that former President, Barrack Obama, Progressive politicians, and America hating college types use as their multipurpose fallback answer; when in fact, its utility served as a way to shut us all up and keep people from asking serious socio-economic questions. Ultimately, the death of Mr. Floyd was not even a crime against a black America, but more appropriately, it was a crime against humanity. The rioters and looters have usurped much of the stage from peaceful protesters. What could have been a moment of self-reflection for the nation, has largely been co-opted by the lesser angels that exist in all of us.
We see stealing, beating, and yes killing, all in the name of social justice. A term that is as vacuous, as when people spout from the catechism of cultural diversity and multiculturalism, which is little more the tribalism, balkanization touted-up, and presented as congeniality. For decades, the latter has taught us to marinate in race, gender, and class enclaves, waiting to feel or become egregiously offended by God knows what. It is largely a neo-segregationist philosophy, that has done more to divide us as a nation, than anything I have experienced in my short 70 years on this earth. It would have us falsely believe in the heresy, that skin color, gender, and anatomy and even language is what defines us the most. Colleges and universities have effectively propagated this falsehood in secondary and elementary institutions with little or no resistance. In addition, over the past four decades, we have been subjected to the secular canon, that our strength as a nation, lies in our diversity; when in fact, assimilation is or “was” the saving grace. The political class, race, and gender industry charlatans like, Rev Al Sharpton, Cornel West, and the NOW moment, push the never-ending narrative, that America is an intrinsically racist, sexist, and unfair nation. In the process, we have inadvertently bred a large segment of people, many of them black to see no hope, even though opportunities, (not guarantees) are sitting in plain sight.
A Peculiar Lottery
The on-going discordance over police brutality in the black community has morphed into a peculiar lottery. A lottery where law enforcement will always be the loser. George Floyd was murdered by a depraved individual. Officer Chauvin and his colleagues were simply bad cops.
Here is a little secret for all of the social warriors out there trying to build a better society through looting, cold-cocking the innocent, burning, and killing. The police aren’t the boogeymen, the cultural left, the Democratic-centric media, former President Obama, and “America-is-bad” academics want us to believe they are. The Black community in Post-Civil Rights America has been successfully hoodwinked to take isolated and yes “rare” incidents of police misconduct and demonized the very people, who have done the most to save and protect all Americans. In regard to the African American community, they have protected more black lives, than professional-race-hustlers, like the current NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, race alchemists like Cornel West, Spike Lee, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), as well as the living breathing lie known as Black-Lives-Matter.
It is a sick-reverse-lottery for our men and women in blue. They get over 1 million chances a day, to get it wrong, in their everyday interactions with the public. Combine this with the “hear every evil, see every evil” CNN-NPR-BBC-MSM new cloister, and it becomes an efficient way to keep Blacks and Liberal Progressives and their constituencies riled-up or blindly apoplectic.
At the same time, when all the rioters and protestors have gone home; and the plethora of guilt-ridden-I-hate-my-country-white-kids complete their latest virtue-signaling exercise, (and return to their parent’s basements to further explore the mysteries of 5G). Black communities will be left more unsafe, because of the ongoing nullification of the police. These are the very places, that traditionally suffer the most from indigenous criminal elements.
Some quick stats will suffice. Blacks are less than13% of the United States population but account for 52% of all murders. FBI crime statistics also show, that 93% of black homicides are committed by other blacks. In addition, the FBI and other crime stats compilations show, that since the late 1970s Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the “rate” than whites. Even since Jan 2020, the number of Black-on-Black homicides in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, is approaching 800. Yet, Democratic politicians and their body politic, including Barrack Obama in his recent comments, say little or nothing about this ongoing madness. For many of us, this is extremely hard to accept, especially during the present turmoil we are experiencing after the murder of George Floyd; but the clearest and existential danger to black Americans are other blacks. Black-on-Black murders and violent crimes dwarf anything a minute portion of bad cops can and will ever do.
The police can have over a million successful interactions a-day with the public. But let one incident like the horrible George Floyd murder happen, (or even the mythical hands-up-don’t-shoot political theatre surrounding the death of Michael Brown) and it will become a referendum on all law enforcement.
However, there is one thing, the vast majority of rioters and protestors do agree upon. This is all the fault of that mean-old, evil Russian colluding, racist, sexist, anti-science, overbearing capitalist, and climate-denying Islamophobe, Donald J. Trump. After all, NPR, CNN, the BCC, BCC Europe, the Canadian Press, the majority of Network and Cable News services, the EU Press, Reuters, the AP as well as really smart leftist academicians say as much. Right???