George Floyd’s Death – One Year Later

2021 May 25
by bc3b

As we reach the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death, there will be ceremonies and protests across the US and around the world. The left and naive younger people view Floyd as something akin to a saint. Totally forgotten is that Floyd was a career criminal. The only reason he had interaction with the Minneapolis police the day he died is because he attempted to make a purchase using a counterfeit $20 bill and his use of drugs likely contributed to/was the cause of his death.

Floyd’s death created a domino effect – protests and riots across the country and a move in many cities to defund the police. It also spurred previously unplanned police retirements as well as officers leaving the profession entirely to take jobs in other industries and police leaving departments like Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles and Chicago to join police forces in suburbs and small towns. Violent crime, particularly in major cities, has escalated.

Floyd’s death also caused woke liberals to become even more woke. Baseball and hockey went above and beyond to alienate center right fans.

Yet, while Floyd is remembered, innocent black children gunned down every week in places like Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis are forgotten as soon as they are buried.

This headline in the New York Times tells you everything you need to know about the progressive mindset, “A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime.” Who didn’t know that demonizing police, cutting their funding, making it as clear as day that a city’s political leaders not only won’t defend them, but will actively throw them to the mob without any due process considerations might lead to problems for a city? Turns out pretty much every left-wing activist in the country. Worse, most of them still don’t care.

Crime is up, especially violent crime, in Democrat-run cities where the “defund police” movement found a receptive audience in government. Now, the Times reports, “The surge is prompting cities whose leaders embraced the values of the movement last year to reassess how far they are willing to go to reimagine public safety and divert money away from the police and toward social services.”

It’s hard to care, honestly. I grew up in Detroit, once the economic hub of the country destroyed through generational control by Democrats. John Conyers represented the city in Congress for 52 years, over which time his district deteriorated to the point that sections of it resemble a third world country. That didn’t happen overnight.

The thing about Detroit is the shell of what once was is still there. You can see the building, empty, architecture today’s craftsmen could not replicate at a price anyone could afford, towering over once beautiful neighborhoods that now resemble abandoned farmland. It’s depressing to see.

It doesn’t matter, because leftist activists simply do not care. No amount of death, destruction, or economic depression matters. Los Angeles based liberal activist Helen Jones told the Times, “I don’t care how bad it gets — no one wants more cops. We don’t need tougher police, we need more alternatives to help people thrive.”

But the government can’t “help people thrive.” It never has, and never will. All the government should do is keep itself out of people’s way so they can make what they will with their lives while protecting their physical being and property in the process.

As cities like LA begin re-funding police, the Times is concerned. “It is a trend mirrored across the country,” their story goes, “where crime is skyrocketing in many big cities, putting liberal leaders under pressure to balance the demands of activists against the concerns of some residents about rising violence.”

No amount of dead bodies bothers left-wing activists, they simply don’t care. And why would they care about generational economic depression when their objective is to destroy capitalism? Who cares if people can’t swim if you’re trying to blow up the pool?

The people elected in these areas change, oftentimes because they go to jail or die after years in office, so it’s not like there isn’t churn in leadership. A few years ago, when I was living in Baltimore, the new Mayor, who only became Mayor after the old Mayor was convicted of fraud, decided not to seek reelection. Half the City Council decided to give the big chair a shot. That freed up half the government for new blood.

While those seats were filled with new bodies, all those new bodies held the same bad progressive ideas. It doesn’t matter what the person in power looks like or does, it matters what they think. Race, gender, sexual orientation and all the other unimportant features of human beings Democrats obsess over don’t matter when the mindset is the same.

Defunding the police won’t spread, left-wing activists don’t have that kind of sway outside of these pockets. But violence will spread, economic depression will spread. Everyone can see that coming, but some people just don’t care.

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

Hat tip:

Totally woke Minnesota Twins

13 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 May 25 12:01 pm

    Methinks he has kicked his drug habit.

  2. 2021 May 25 12:06 pm
    bc3b permalink

  3. 2021 May 25 12:36 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    1, yep, drug and alcohol free for a full year!

    Meanwhile, the first guy to get a Covid jab has died.
    Totally not from the stab. Totally.
    William Shakespeare, the first man in the world to publicly get the COVID-19 vaccine, died of an unrelated illness
    “The first man to get publicly vaccinated for COVID-19 died of an unrelated illness last Thursday, the BBC reported.

    The man, named William Shakespeare, was the second person to receive Pfizer BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine out of clinical trials. He received the first dose of the two-shot vaccine in early December at University Hospital in Coventry, Warwickshire.

    Shakespeare, who went by Bill, received the vaccine not long after 90-year-old Margaret Keenan received the first shot at the same hospital.”

    So, first man but the second person.

  4. 2021 May 25 3:50 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  5. 2021 May 25 3:53 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    A council meeting between laser deniers & the leading memers of Bitcoin Twitter was held

  6. 2021 May 25 4:18 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Will the anniversary of George Floyd’s death become an annual event? A national holiday.

  7. 2021 May 25 4:31 pm

    6 – Probably, hiring known racists at the doj so it shouldn’t surprise you.

    Model Dies Days After Receiving AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine:

  8. 2021 May 25 7:07 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  9. 2021 May 26 1:57 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Will inflation hit hard?
    Gold back above $1900
    Bitcoin back above $40,000.
    Stocks are in nose bleed territory but don’t correct.

    The signs are there. Investors don’t want to have cash on their books.
    They’re buying assets.

  10. 2021 May 26 5:30 am
    bc3b permalink

    US military branches fight for the coveted Most Woke Award:

    Which will be the first to adopt “pussy hats” as part of the uniform?

  11. 2021 May 26 2:35 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Cramer is bullish on rates today thinking they’re not going higher. Said he’d even buy tesla if things are going to stay this low

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