This previous Saturday, President Joe Biden discovered time in his busy schedule to launch an announcement marking what would have been George Floyd’s fiftieth birthday. The assertion was stuffed with overtures to Mr. Floyd’s obvious legacy.
President Biden capitalized on the second to checklist out the actions his administration put into place after the dying of Mr. Floyd, actions offered to make justice extra ‘equitable’ for minorities in America and place higher accountability on legislation enforcement. As traditional, the assertion not noted inconvenient truths concerning the present state of legislation and order in our nation, not to mention concerning the alleged legacy of Mr. Floyd.
That is such a shame.
The riots following George Floyd’s dying shouldn’t be celebrated. They price 1000’s of individuals their lives, principally different younger black males. pic.twitter.com/MZu4JkCqkq
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) October 15, 2023
Shoulda coulda woulda
October 14th would have been George Floyd’s fiftieth birthday, and whereas he isn’t along with his household to rejoice what ought to’ve been a cheerful time, his identify and dying have been utilized by President Joe Biden to pander to essentially the most excessive left-wing of this nation.
In his assertion commemorating Mr. Floyd, President Biden opens with:
“George Floyd needs to be alive. He needs to be celebrating his fiftieth birthday along with his younger daughter Gianna, household, and buddies. He deserved a lot extra.”
I agree with the President. Mr. Floyd needs to be alive right now, and like many black males on this nation, he did deserve a lot extra.
Mr. Floyd deserved an schooling rooted in values and abilities translatable to the workforce. He deserved an atmosphere that didn’t glamorize drug use and crime.
Nonetheless, the reality is, there isn’t a assure Mr. Floyd could be alive for his fiftieth birthday had he not been killed three years in the past. Between 1997 and 2007, Mr. Floyd was arrested 9 instances on varied fees starting from medicine to theft.
Living proof: in 2007, he was charged with aggravated theft when he held a lady at gunpoint demanding medicine and cash, and in 2019, he was arrested for drug possession.
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Such harmful actions aren’t often conducive to lengthy lives.
In an announcement minutes in the past, Biden wrote, “George Floyd needs to be alive. He needs to be celebrating his fiftieth birthday along with his younger daughter Gianna,… pic.twitter.com/jxx9GkLTv3
— Vernon Jones (@VernonForGA) October 15, 2023
A most damaging inspiration
The President goes on to write down:
“At the moment, we be a part of his household to honor his life and legacy. And we keep in mind the tragedy and injustice of his dying that sparked one of many largest civil rights actions in our nation’s historical past and impressed the world.”
The Biden administration writers are portray fairly a distinct image from the truth of what occurred throughout our nation in our main cities after George Floyd’s dying. All of us watched as our cities burned to the bottom.
Within the identify of George Floyd, cities that have been jewels of commerce, structure, artwork, and tradition have been all engulfed in flames and lawlessness. Estimated insurance coverage costs resulting from property loss in the course of the George Floyd riots clock in between $1 and $2 billion – a historic excessive.
Extra importantly, 25 Americans were killed. As an alternative of the dying of 1 man, America handled the dying of 26 folks.
The place are their birthday statements from the President – or maybe they’re acceptable sacrifices within the identify of “inspiration”?
One of many inspirations from the dying of George Floyd was the revival of the “defund the police” motion, which many argue has elevated crime and decreased accountability from coast to coast.
Nationwide Police Affiliation spokeswoman Betsy Smith lays out the a part of the inspiration born from Mr. Floyd’s dying:
“For 3 years, we’ve got been telling the general public and after I say we, I’m speaking about among the media, I’m speaking about activists, I’m speaking about political management in Washington, D.C., telling the residents that the police are dangerous, the police are racist, the police are this, the police are that.”
It’s no marvel few good cops are sticking round, and even fewer good women and men are stepping as much as fill their fairly giant footwear.
The place are the “Jewish Lives Matter” banners exterior hipster cafes like we noticed after George Floyd?
Israeli flags in social media profiles like we noticed after Putin invaded Ukraine?
What occurred to the performative, virtue-signaling left?
Surprisingly silent on this one…
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) October 15, 2023
President Biden closed his George Floyd birthday assertion with this:
“George Floyd’s reminiscence reminds us that there’s extra work to do to redeem the soul of America.”
As poetic as it could be to say that the reminiscence of a person whose soul was clearly troubled would assist with the redemption of a complete nation’s soul, the truth is the actions and, maybe higher put, the inaction of our elected leaders have merely propelled our collective soul additional into darkness.
Black Lives Matter, which jettisoned into the highlight after the dying of Mr. Floyd, is a identified Marxist-inspired group.
Don’t take my phrase for it; take that of cofounder Patrisse Cullors, who has proudly proclaimed on quite a few events that:
“We’re educated Marxists.”
The Chicago BLM chapter posted their approval and downright celebration of the barbaric terrorist assaults on Israeli residents this month by Hamas terrorists. Nobody needs to be stunned by a Chicago-based Marxist-inspired group embracing mayhem and destruction.
JUST IN: Professional-Palestine rally advocating for “one answer” on the College of Washington.
Faculty campuses are breeding grounds for terrorist sympathizers.
Cease writing them checks.
Don’t give them your children.pic.twitter.com/zD2BNq2rTe
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 12, 2023
The Windy Metropolis noticed the damaging effects of a “Teen Takeover” the place juvenile delinquents laid siege to The White Metropolis. We do have plenty of work to do to save lots of the soul of our nation, however none of it has something to do with the failed insurance policies pushed by this White Home.
Solely a sixth of Chicago third graders can read at grade degree, with solely 9.5% of black Chicago third graders proficient at studying. Final 12 months in D.C., 97 juveniles have been arrested for first-time violent crimes, and 90 juveniles have been shot.
What the dying of George Floyd did for America is present our want to displace the supply of our issues as a society on straightforward targets versus dealing with our actual demons.
Is there racism in our nation? Sure. However racism isn’t why America’s youth don’t worth human life, property, and the rule of legislation.
Racism isn’t why younger black males are killing different younger black males. Our habit to glamorizing victimhood and minimizing excellence in schooling and value-based life are extra in keeping with why.
George Floyd’s “legacy” is that of 1000’s of minorities and youth on this nation who’re pawns of the political left meant solely to be hapless victims. George Floyd’s dying impressed opportunistic hustlers to capitalize on his tragic life and dying to line their very own pockets.
George Floyd’s reminiscence is that of a tortured soul, and the soul of his nation has been offered in his identify to chaos and insanity.
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