American cities are ablaze with violent race rioting. The death of ex-con George Floyd sparked this outrageous conflagration. On May 25, Floyd, a black man, was arrested for trying to pay for cigarettes at a local store with counterfeit money. A police statement noted “he physically resisted officers.” A clearly agitated Floyd wound up being led out of his vehicle, placed in handcuffs, and walked to a squad car. As he walked, he was weaving and staggering as if high or drunk. At one point, he even fell on the ground of his own accord.
Precise information about what happened next is limited and all available videos cut to a time some minutes later. We know, however, that later in the confrontation, Officer Derek Chauvin can be seen kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck for several minutes as Floyd complained “I can’t breathe” and a small crowd jeered at the officers. An ambulance was called and Officer Chauvin remained on Floyd’s neck until they arrived – even after Floyd went unresponsive. First responders attempted to revive Floyd and transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
I’ve watched all the surveillance and cellphone videos that have been released so far and here are my observations. First, we can’t see the initial moments when Floyd was handcuffed very well. It appears he did resist to degree, though not enough to cause a major scene. When we first see his face, he appears extremely agitated. We can’t hear what he’s saying in the muted video, but he’s obviously complaining. A police officer walked him over and set him down against the wall of a nearby building. Floyd staggered as he walked and his body language seemed a little erratic. My immediate thought was that he was either high on drugs or intoxicated with alcohol.
After some moments, Floyd is walked over to a squad car by two officers. Again, he weaved and seemed unstable on his feet. Near the police car, he fell to the ground. Officers helped him up and the video ends. The next available video shows him on the ground with Officer Chauvin kneeling on his neck. A small crowd had gathered. You can hear one black man calling the officer racist and repeatedly referring to him as a “bum” and other profane things I won’t repeat here. Several people ask why the officers don’t just put him in the squad car, to which one of the officers responded: “We tried that for ten minutes.” Another officer can be heard telling Floyd that he wasn’t listening to their orders to get in the car. I believe it was the same officer who asked him: “What are you on?” referring to drugs. Officer Tou Thao chimed in and told the crowd: “That’s why you don’t do drugs, kids.”
A lady can be heard scoffing: “It’s the whites – they love to mess with black people.” Two of the four officers were in fact not white. Her comments presuppose racism and perhaps betray her own racist sentiments. This arrest and confrontation had nothing do with racism and it’s disgusting and inflammatory for people to claim it is.
Instead of accusing people of racism, perhaps they should be asking constructive questions such as “why was Floyd on the ground in the first place?” Indeed, why was Floyd on the ground instead of in the back of the squad car? I cut to a news article for the answer: “Police had arrested Floyd and were trying to put him in a squad car when he stiffened up and fell to the ground, saying he was claustrophobic.” Interesting, is it not, that the 6’6” Floyd, who had been taken out of the driver’s seat of a small mini-van, was now complaining about claustrophobia. The officers wanted Floyd in the car, but it was Floyd who chose not to get in.
A USA Today article explained the circumstances of Floyd finding his way onto the ground this way:
“Floyd did not voluntarily get in the squad car and “struggled with the officers by intentionally falling down.” While standing outside the car, Floyd began saying he couldn’t breathe. Chauvin tried to get Floyd into the car but then pulled Floyd out of the car, and Floyd fell on the ground face down, still handcuffed.
“Kueng held Floyd’s back and Lane held his legs, the document says. Chauvin put his knee “in the area of Mr. Floyd’s head and neck,” and Floyd began saying that he could not breathe.
“When Lane asked “should we roll him on his side,” Chauvin said “no, staying put where we got him.” When Lane said he was “worried about excited delirium or whatever,” Chauvin said “that’s why we have him on his stomach.” After Floyd stopped breathing, Lane said “want to roll him on his side.” Kueng checked Floyd’s pulse and said he didn’t have one.”
Here is a second report stating that Floyd didn’t comply with the officers, but instead intentionally fell on the ground and refused to get in the car. Isn’t it also intriguing that Floyd began having problems breathing before having a knee on his neck? In fact, he began complaining about breathing problems before he was ever on the ground! He didn’t suddenly begin having difficulty breathing when Officer Chauvin put his knee on him – but before.
The preliminary autopsy has also revealed that Floyd did not die from strangulation or asphyxiation. Fox News reported:
“An official autopsy revealed nothing to support strangulation as the cause of death, concluding that the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, likely contributed to his death.”
The Western Journal has also explained:
“The complaint noted: “The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr. Floyd’s autopsy on May 26, 2020. The full report of the ME is pending but the ME has made the following preliminary findings.
““The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
“The complaint then cited other possible reasons Floyd died.
““Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,” it said.”
The full report hasn’t been released yet, but the preliminary results suggest that Officer Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck was not the cause of death. As noted, there may have been drugs in his system. The arresting officers certainly thought so and in the video Floyd’s behavior is that of a man on drugs. Drugs can cause cardiac incidents and aggravate preexisting heart problems. In other words, drugs mixed with Floyd’s apparently bad heart and the stress of a situation like this is enough to end anyone’s life.
Yet, this information hasn’t stopped politicians, media talking heads, pro athletes, social media commentators, and of course rioters from calling the officers murderers. Indeed, despite this information, and the fact that we are still waiting for the full medical examiner’s report, Officer Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His fellow arresting officers, which includes two non-white officers, were fired from their jobs and may yet be charged. Some said that Officer Chauvin was not charged fast enough. In reality: “The prosecutor says they’ve never charged a case that quickly.”
After the unfortunate incident, Floyd was described by his girlfriend as a “gentle giant.” Others in the media have called him a “man of peace” and perpetuated the narrative that Floyd was an innocent man with a big heart. He was grudgingly described by the New York Post, however, as “a Houston native who had previous scrapes with the law and moved to the Twin Cities to start fresh.” What were these “scrapes with the law”? Let’s detail them.
The “scrapes” were more like gaping gashes. In 1998, Floyd was arrested for theft. In 2002, he served thirty days in jail for criminal trespassing. In 2002, he was arrested for drug use. In 2005, he was again arrested and sentenced to 10 months in jail for cocaine use. The blackest mark of all came in 2007 when Floyd committed armed robbery and home invasion in Houston, Texas. He broke into a woman’s home, pointed his gun at her middle, and searched her home for drugs and money. Through a plea deal, he got a reduced sentence of five years in prison. Perhaps he wasn’t the “man of peace” some have made him out to be.
When released in 2014, Floyd moved to Minneapolis where, allegedly, he tried to get a new start. Yet, despite the pretense of change, Floyd was still a career criminal with a twenty-two year history of drug abuse, robbery, and violence. His sensationalized Memorial Day death has demonstrated that Floyd was, until his dying day, involved with drugs and crime. Remember, police were called because he was attempting to pay for things with fake money. Yet to state these facts of Floyd’s criminal past is considered “racist.” Just remember that communists have always called those who disagree with their agenda “racist,” “bigot,” “Nazi,” and so forth. The smear is their favorite weapon for discrediting their opponents and distracting us from reality.
Floyd may have been trying to start fresh in his life – redemption is a real thing and people can change. However, perhaps we should give the officers a modicum of sympathy, too. Think of the scenario and context we’ve been describing. Here we have a large 6’6” black ex-con with a history of armed robbery and home invasion who most recently worked as a bouncer. Police were called because this man was passing around counterfeit money. We don’t know yet what Floyd said to the officers when they arrived, but we know his behavior was strange – the police believed he was high on drugs. Police have testified this imposing ex-convict resisted them and refused to get into the squad car, but chose instead to fall to the ground and not cooperate. Before he fell on the ground, however, he was already claiming he couldn’t breathe – so there wasn’t much reason for the police to believe his later claims “I can’t breathe” and “everything hurts.” Suspects frequently use such ruses when dealing with police. Again, think about it from the officers’ perspective.
Also – and we will address this more momentarily – when you plug this incident into the broader context of black criminality nationwide and assaults on officers by black men, especially those high on drugs, it makes you step back and withhold too harsh of judgment on the officers until more information is released.
An intriguing remark from one of Floyd’s childhood friends, a man named Harris who moved to Minneapolis ahead of Floyd, provides a good segue into our next topic. He said of Floyd:
“When you try so hard to put faith in this system, a system that you know isn’t designed for you, when you constantly seek justice by lawful means and you can’t get it, you begin to take the law into your own hands.”
Apparently Floyd was a victim of a “system” that wasn’t designed for him. We assume Harris means that the legal system is racist against black men. Also, I’m curious what Harris meant by Floyd seeking justice (justice for what?) by “lawful means.” Floyd, remember, was guilty of armed robbery and home invasion. He served five years in prison for his dark deed. Perhaps this is the type of behavior Harris had in mind when he said Floyd would “take the law into [his] own hands.” It seems the system actually was working as designed in Floyd’s case by throwing him into prison for repeat offenses and violence.
Despite the inconvenient facts emerging in this case, people have denounced reason and given into pure emotionalism. They want this to be a racism-driven slaying. They want it to be a case of unnecessary police brutality against an innocent man. They can’t admit that perhaps George Floyd, like Michael Brown before him, was actually guilty of criminality. One raving commentator who has tried to inflame passions against police epitomizes the type of hate-filled attitude that seems to be prevailing at the moment. He wrote:
“You may have already seen the heartstrings-shredding video showing his excruciatingly slow and torturously savage homicide. As George struggled in his final moments to simply breathe while begging for his life, and onlookers recording the incident upbraided the police officers’ cruel, inhumane, and criminal handling of his body . . . a devastatingly jarring but painfully clear epiphany struck me: police brutality and the killings police commit, and the legal structures, government institutions, and legislative systems that not only exculpate guilty police officers time after time in this country, but also allow the loss of black lives to continue is nothing short of a public health crisis—no, a public health emergency.
“Framing police brutality through the lens of an emergent public health crisis is not to incite popular hysteria towards or hyperbolize the nature of police iniquity. No, I am unequivocally subsuming the loss of black lives at the hands of police officers, and more broadly law enforcement, under the umbrella of a public health emergency as a matter of unassailable truth. We desperately need to address this malignant cancer within our law enforcement system that has metastasized all over the country with regards to police engagement with black bodies.”
This is the unreasonable spirit – Marxist to its core – that has possessed people throughout the nation. It is also an inversion of reality. We do have a “public health crisis,” but it’s not police shooting up innocent black men. Rather, the crisis is that of rampant minority criminality and the fact that our politically correct society won’t let police do their job and stop them from harming Americans.
Before I detail the scourge of black and Hispanic criminality, let me say a word about police. Yes, there are problems with law enforcement. It’s not a few rogue officers giving cops a bad name; the problems are much more widespread. The George Floyd case, for instance, highlights a fact that has been known for a very long time; namely, that police training is inadequate. The way police are taught to interact with people is at times borderline criminal. They’re often taught to view American citizens as insurgents in a war zone and as guilty from the get-go. In this scenario, law enforcement pretend they’re soldiers and exude the “warrior cop” mentality that retired Seattle Police Chief Radley Balko wrote about in his book by the same name (they often now use American surplus military weaponry from Iraq and Afghanistan to complete the effect). It’s an us-vs-them mindset that leads to escalations of violence extremely quickly.
When police overstep their authority – authority which comes from me and you, by the way, and which does not grant people with a badge extra rights or powers – they’re almost always excused with a mere slap on the wrist. Rarely do they face criminal charges. We also hear about how “dangerous” police work is and how cops should be treated as heroes. That’s fair enough at times. Yet, the broader reality is that a paltry few of the 700,000 police in America die every year in the line of duty.
In 2019, 89 officers were killed while on the job. Only 48, however, died as a result of confrontations with thugs. 41 of the 89 died in accidents such as car crashes (on May 29, 2020, a Texas deputy shot and killed his partner in a friendly-fire incident – one of many such non-felonious cases). By contrast, in 2019 police killed 1,099 individuals. Most of these were indeed justified killings, but too many were not; too many were instances of cops high on ego, drunk with power, or poorly trained.
Furthermore, I recently wrote an article titled ““Just Doing My Job” and Other Things Tyrants Say.” In it, I explained:
“Police are the ultimate public servants. They are where the rubber meets the road. Their job is to “enforce” laws. But which laws? All laws? Or only constitutional laws? History has established that saying “I was just following orders” is no justification for committing immoral or oppressive acts. “Just doing my job” is what mini-tyrants say. Making the excuse “just doing my job” provides no excuse for implementing tyranny.
“Any right-thinking individual must conclude that a police officer’s job is to enforce constitutional laws and protect the rights of citizens. By implication, police have no license to violate citizens’ rights regardless of what the law allows. Thus, it is fair to say that there can be no tyranny unless police acquiesce. A heavy burden and responsibility to rigidly enforce the Constitution and reject that which does not comply with it rests on their shoulders.”
In short, I’ve condemned police when they’ve warranted it. I’ve called them out for harassing innocent people without just authority to do so. I’ve criticized them in numerous ways – including in the corruption that seems to be systemic within many agencies. In this situation, however, there’s more to the story than “white cop bad – black man good.”
The more pressing problem we need to confront is not police brutality. Rather, the real problem – the unspoken taboo that the controlled media dare not mention – is the rampant scourge of black and minority criminality. This penchant for criminality is on full display as predominately black rioters rampage in the Twin Cities, Memphis, Cleveland, Houston, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. It isn’t racist, hateful, or wrong to say that blacks commit the majority of violent crime in America. In fact, to not say it is wrong and untruthful because it’s true. This is indisputable. And recall that facts don’t care about your feelings, reality doesn’t mind if you’re offended, and truth isn’t racist.
Our politically correct society trembles to even think about it, but the reality is that violent crime in the United States is a racial issue. Of course, people of all races can and do on occasion commit violent offenses, but the large majority are committed by blacks and Hispanics. Police are actually overly careful when dealing with minorities. It’s one of the great myths that police target blacks unfairly. It’s also a lie that more blacks are killed by police than whites.
In a 2019 Michigan State University article, Professor Joseph Cesario provided this helpful insight into police shootings:
“There are so many examples of people saying that when black citizens are shot by police, it’s white officers shooting them. In fact, our findings show no support that black citizens are more likely to be shot by white officers.”
“We found that the race of the officer doesn’t matter when it comes to predicting whether black or white citizens are shot. If anything, black citizens are more likely to have been shot by black officers.”
And finally he explained:
“We found that violent crime rates are the driving force behind fatal shootings. Our data show that the rate of crime by each racial group correlates with the likelihood of citizens from that racial group being shot. If you live in a county that has a lot of white people committing crimes, white people are more likely to be shot. If you live in a county that has a lot of black people committing crimes, black people are more likely to be shot. It is the best predictor we have of fatal police shootings.”
These findings are particularly important when you consider that blacks and other non-white minorities are responsible for most violent crime. We don’t have a cop racism problem; we have a minorities committing crime problem.
To bolster this idea, I cite from a 2016 study by Harvard Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. titled “An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force.” Fryer found that blacks were 23.5% less likely to be shot by police than whites. Blacks are less likely to be shot than Hispanics. Blacks are also 30.7% less likely than non-blacks to be shot with a pistol versus a non-lethal weapon such as a taser. Professor Fryer noted that “the majority of police shootings in our data occur during violent crimes or robberies and on these call types, blacks are less likely to be shot at first.” It appears that despite the media’s lies – or probably because of them – police treat blacks with kid gloves when it comes to using lethal force. You’re certainly more likely to be shot and killed by police if you’re white or Hispanic than if you’re black.
Despite being less likely than whites to be shot by police, blacks commit vastly more violent crime than whites do. A 2017 article noted that in New Orleans, 98% of homicides and 99% of non-fatal shootings are committed by blacks. In Florida, blacks make up 54% of all homicide suspects despite being a mere 16% of the overall population.
The justified shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri highlighted the rampant nature of black crime. A New York Times hit piece attempted to blame “racism” for the fact that blacks committed the lion’s share of crime in the city. In the process, they illustrated the reality that black criminals, not “racist” white cops, were the real problem:
“Ferguson, Mo., is a third white, but the crime statistics compiled in the city over the past two years seemed to suggest that only black people were breaking the law. They accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of tickets and 93 percent of arrests. In cases like jaywalking . . . blacks accounted for 95 percent of all arrests.”
A famous number that is often cited states that blacks, which are 13% of the American population, commit 52% of all violent crime. Though sometimes misquoted, is an authentic average of crime from 1980-2008. I quote a few points from the Department of Justice report:
“Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders. Th e victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). . . .
“While two-thirds of drug-related homicides were committed by black offenders (65.6%), black offenders were less likely to be involved in sex-related killings (43.4%), workplace homicides, (25.8%) or homicides of elders age 65 or older (41.9%) compared to their overall involvement as homicide offenders (52.5%). . . .
“Between 1980 and 2008, young adult black males had the highest homicide offending rate compared to offenders in other racial and sex categories.
“The offending rate for black male teens peaked in 1993 at 246.9 offenders per 100,000 before declining. In recent years, the black male teen off ending rate has increased from 54.3 offenders per 100,000 in 2002 to 64.8 offenders per 100,000 in 2008.”
In most major cities in the United States, black males make up the lion’s share of violent offenders, but the media refuses to report this fact and in fact tries to excuse black offenders. For example, in Atlanta, Georgia, “blacks were 10 times more likely than whites to be arrested for homicide.” Despite this, Atlanta police enacted a no-chase policy for suspects. They were worried about being labeled racists because the overwhelming majority of criminal suspects were and are black. When not black, they are usually non-white. This simply can’t fly in today’s politically incorrect Marxist culture. “Law and order is being retired to make life increasingly hospitable toward black criminality.”
Yes, most violent crime in the United States is overwhelmingly committed by non-whites. A recent NYPD report on crime in 2019 showed that 97% of murders were committed by non-whites. The report also yielded this information:
“95.7 percent of robbery suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.
89.2 percent of rape suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.
97.6 percent of shooting suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.
95.7 percent of firearm arrests in 2019 New York City were non-white.”
VDare, commenting on this data, observed:
“Violent crime has a color/race in New York City, but this data is inadmissible in the court of public opinion, because it completely obliterates every conceivable egalitarian notion forced upon us by our hostile governing elite.”
Some might complain: “But you’re profiling! Profiling is racist!” No, profiling is not racist. It’s not bigoted. It’s not wrong. It’s a useful and essential tool in combating crime and bringing perpetrators to justice. If you’re honest with yourself, you know that if you were walking down a dark alley at night you’d rather happen upon a group of white or Asian men than a group of blacks. Again, that’s not racism; it’s a realization of reality. Every human alive profiles whether they want to call it that or not. Unless we’re prepared to profile honestly, we’ll never curb the rampant crime in our society.
Let’s continue with our train of thought. We have all heard that most serial killers are white. This notion has been ingrained in our minds through media reports and entertainment such as Criminal Minds. This is the alleged “profile.” But how true is it? I quote a superb article about the phenomenon of black serial killers:
“According to a 2016 Radford University study, just 51.7 percent of all serial killers in America since 1900 have been white. Roughly 40 percent were black. The numbers have become more lopsided in recent decades. In the first half of this decade, 60 percent of serial killers were black, while only 30 percent were white. Blacks have been the outright majority of serial killers since 1990.
“Whites have never been overrepresented among serial killers. The decade with the highest percentage of white serial killers was in the 1920s: Whites were 78 percent of mass murderers even when they were 90 percent of the population. The 1920s also saw blacks account for the lowest percentage of serial killers at 18 percent. At that time they were about 10 percent of the population.
“America had the largest number of serial killers in the decade of the 1980s. Whites were 83 percent of the population, yet were only 53 percent of mass murderers. Blacks were just 11 percent of the population, but were nearly 37 percent of serial killers.
“Over 67 percent of the victims of serial killers have been white, and 37 percent have been white women. Blacks are disproportionately overrepresented at 24 percent of victims.
“The stereotype of the white serial killer is false. So is that of the white mass shooter; whites are underrepresented among mass shooters, and have been for years.”
While it may have been true in the distant past that most serial killers were white, this stereotype has been false for a very long time – especially when you weigh proportionality. Indeed, the most prolific serial killer in recent times was the black man Samuel Little who has confessed to murdering 93 women. Murder has become a part of black ghetto culture and is almost glorified in rap music. Gang violence is ubiquitous. Black-on-black murder in Chicago has risen to the level of a running joke. But you never hear the controlled media report on any of this. Instead, they find the rarer incidents of white crime and plaster them all over our TVs to promote their false narrative of the oppressive, racist, bigoted, volatile white man.
Another taboo subject is black-on-white crime. If you watch CNN, you might believe that blacks are more likely to be attacked by racist whites. In truth, it’s just the opposite. Blacks are 30 times more likely to attack a white person than the other way around!
Quoting from an Infowars news piece, we learn:
“Despite being outnumbered by whites five to one, blacks commit eight times more crimes against whites than vice-versa, according to FBI statistics from 2007. A black male is 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. These figures also show that interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white.”
Now what about the other taboo – black-on-black crime? A whopping 93% of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks! Doug Traubel, a retired police officer and author of the excellent book Red Badge, has observed:
“The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “Black Lives Matter” dolts ignore this black-on-black holocaust and black-on-police officer violence.
“Instead, these demonstrators portray all blacks as mere innocents terrorized by a bigoted legal system and its sadistic enforcers. They are part of the Black Liberation Movement. It is a farce; another Marxist revolutionary group calling for social justice.
““Police killings of blacks are an extremely rare feature of black life and are a minute fraction of black homicide deaths,” argues Manhattan Institute fellow Heather MacDonald.
““The police could end all killings of civilians tomorrow and it would have no effect on the black homicide risk, which comes overwhelmingly from other blacks”” (Doug Traubel, Red Badge: A Veteran Peace Officer’s Commentary on the Marxist Subversion of American Law Enforcement and Culture, 204-205).
To bring this segment of the article to a close, I mention Hispanic crime rates. Hispanics – particularly illegal invaders – commit a large share of crime, too. In 2018, 64% of all federal arrests made in the Unites States were arrests of illegal aliens. 78,062 illegals were arrested compared to 70,542 American citizens. That’s a staggering statistic! Mexican offenders also specialize in sex crimes – particularly of the underage variety. As in the case of black criminality, however, politically correct forces have tried to hide the enormous Hispanic crime rates. Many locations in the United States go so far as to lump Hispanics in with whites when they calculate statistics, so the overall percentage of Hispanic criminality appears lower than it really is. Indeed, one study showed that 93% of Hispanics are classified as “white” in crime statistics.
Now we turn to the most recent casualty of minority criminality – the race riots that currently engulf America. From Minneapolis and St. Paul to Memphis to Nashville to Houston to Salt Lake City to Cleveland to Washington, D.C., riots have broken out, property have been damaged, cop cars have been overturned and torched, police have been assaulted, fires have been set in buildings and stores, stores have been looted, and innocent people have been harmed. And all in the name of fighting injustice! If you believe this is about protesting “injustice” or “police brutality,” you’ve lost touch with reality.
The real injustice is the sacrificing of truth and public peace on the altar of a hostile political agenda. The rioters who are looting Targets, burning down AutoZone, occupying police stations, attacking firefighters, flipping over police cars, and spraying wheelchair-bound women with fire extinguishers don’t care one iota about George Floyd. They’re not really trying to raise awareness of his death. Floyd’s death was a welcomed excuse for thugs to rampage through American cities and gripe about how “racist” America is. Parasitical professional provocateurs like Jesse Jackson are gleeful to see a black man die while in the vicinity of a white man so they can spin yarns about “lynching in broad daylight.”
I now quote from various articles to show the type of mass destruction being caused by the so-called “peaceful protests” in Minnesota. One report noted:
“Grocery stores and pharmacies were among the dozens of businesses looted and damaged, some even completely destroyed, during riots late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
“According to Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to at least 30 fire calls in the city, including 16 structure fires.”
Elaborating on this report of rampant arson, KARE 11 explained:
“The Minneapolis Fire Department says 911 logs show engines responded to approximately 30 fire events . . . During those responses engines and equipment suffered damage from rocks and other objects thrown at them.
“Minneapolis fire personnel remain on scene Thursday putting down active fires and remaining hot spots.
“Fires broke out at businesses . . . An AutoZone, a Cub Foods, and an apartment complex under construction were reportedly among the structures impacted by the fires . . . Paul officers had been deployed to protect and aid Minneapolis firefighters trying to put down the fires.”
As of Thursday, the St. Paul Police Department had compiled a list of more than 170 businesses that have been burned, looted, or otherwise damaged. More have been added to the list since then. In all likelihood, many of these business will probably never reopen and their owners will loose everything. The same happened to K.B. Balla, a Minneapolis store owner who “is reeling after the result of his life’s work was ravaged by rioters.” The retired fireman spent all he had on his sports bar and now it’s been destroyed – burned to a crisp – by savage rioters. He doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to rebuild and reopen.
Adding to our list of destruction by the “peaceful protesters,” KARE 11 reported:
“One owner and his family patrolled the property of their body shop carrying BB guns and shotguns. . . .
““I’ve been out here all night. We’ve already been struggling for a couple of months with everything happening with the virus. This is, uh, this is crazy right now. I have no idea what’s going to happen,” he says.
“The Sonora Grille owner feels fortunate that so far his business has been left untouched, but many of his neighbors weren’t as lucky, including a body shop down the street.
““They stole four cars out of the shop. One of my neighbors told me they used one of the cars to ram it into TCF Bank down the street,” he says. “It’s crazy.”
“Even some homeowners felt the impact of the destruction Wednesday night with the heat of nearby fires shattering their windows.”
Banks. Target. AutoZone. Sports bars. Homes. And add police stations to the mix. Rioters have become so emboldened that they breached the protective perimeter around a Minneapolis police station and set it on fire. Police withdrew and let the rioters have free reign. Despite general police withdrawal, hundreds have been arrested – speaking to how widespread the violence really is. Things have gotten so out-of-hand in these “peaceful protests” that the Minnesota National Guard has been activated and called out. President Trump has even mulled military intervention to restore order – a move I would personally favor if it followed the pattern established by President George Washington when he put down the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-1794.
The rioters have threatened to move into the suburbs to spread their chaos. One of them told a TV crew: “Ain’t nothing left here so when we start coming to the suburbs, when we come to the government center, then what y’all gonna do? So that’s just what’s gonna happen, you know – f**k the police.”
These are not idle threats. As armed black militia groups begin to appear, the danger must be taken even more seriously. Reason reported on the rise of armed black organizations, highlighting one calling itself the “Not F***ing Around Coalition (NFAC)” which is allegedly “compromised of “ex military shooters.”” Reason noted:
“The arrival of militia members and armed private citizens is to be expected in cities where there is intense fallout from fatal use-of-force incidents. Black activists, some inspired by the likes of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, are using their guns to remind the public that they, too, have a voice.”
If this vulgar group is modeling itself after the Marxist Black Panthers and the Castro-loving Malcolm X, then we can be sure this group isn’t on the scene to help.
While the violent riots are busy engulfing Minnesota, they’re also spreading to many parts of the Republic. In Nashville, for instance, rioters gratified buildings and damaged police cars. They also set fire to Nashville City Hall. Governor Bill Lee mobilized the Tennessee National Guard because of “the threat to both peace and property.”
In Salt Lake City, Utah, which has become a hive of degeneracy with the influx of secular out-of-staters, thousands have rioted. They burned and overturned police cars, spray-painted graffiti on a police station, and committed sporadic acts of violence which injured a number of police officers (one officer was hit in the helmet with by a baseball bat-wielding rioter). In response, Governor Herbert activated the Utah National Guard. In total, 14 state governors have activated their National Guard to combat the rising violence.
In Washington, D.C., rioters outside the White House became so raucous that the Secret Service were forced to engage them, employing tear gas. Rioters threw firecrackers at the police and Secret Service. At least one Secret Service member was injured. The White House went into lockdown as the riot grew.
To make the situation worse, police all around the nation have joined “in solidarity” with the rioters. In Flint, Michigan, Fargo, North Dakota, Santa Cruz, California, and elsewhere, officers took a knee to support the riots or stood in the marches with the rioters. This behavior is essentially a stamp of approval and will only encourage more violence. The past three days, 1,700 rioters have been arrested for their trouble-making, but with police stepping aside, many more will step up and carry on the work of destruction. Law enforcement – do your job and prevent thugs, arsonists, and criminals from burning our neighborhoods and cities to the ground.
The final portion of this article is devoted to identifying who is behind the nation-wide riots. You’re mistaken if you think this is all organic. Most major riots in recent decades have been well-organized and sometimes employ paid protesters. George Soros and his myriad of foundations is a chief culprit in funding provocateurs. However, long before Soros got his start, the communists were organizing in the black community, inciting riots, pitting blacks against whites, and attempting to start a race war.
“[E]very single person we arrested last night, I’m told, was from out of state. What we are seeing right now is a group of people who are not from here. As I talk to my friends who have been in this movement for a very long time, who wake up in this movement every day, and I ask them what they’re seeing, what they’re feeling, what they’re hearing, to a person, I hear them say, ‘We don’t know these folks. We don’t know these folks who are agitating. We don’t know these folks who are inciting violence. We don’t know these folks who are first in to break a window.’”
Using provocateurs to turn protests into riots and peaceful gatherings into brawls is a distinct pattern followed by communists for decades. They did it at Kent State with Weather Underground terrorists starting the violence. They’ve done it more recently with Antifa thugs leading the way. In these and other situations such as Occupy Wall Street and the Black Lives Matter riots of years past, professional rioters and Marxist provocateurs travel to hot spots and fan the embers of anger into fires of destruction and violence. The same scenario is playing out before our eyes in Minnesota and other places in America.
Again, I emphasize that this strategy is communist. The Russian Alexander Markovsky explained how the communists operate:
“[I]f you want to change a society, here is Lenin’s script: cause the problem. Spread the misery. Send a cadre of professional community organizers to unite all of the angry and disinherited spirits to fuel an organized revolt. Entice chaos and violence. Exploit chaos for larger political objectives. Blame your political opponents, demonize and criminalize them” (Cliff Kincaid, The Sword of Revolution and the Communist Apocalypse, 41).
Devious, yet simple and effective. Doesn’t this script sound eerily similar to what has happened in Minnesota? Police, white people, Donald Trump, the “system” are all being demonized and blamed for the violence caused by “professional community organizers” and their dupes who go around chanting “I can’t breathe” and “Justice for Floyd.”
In 1967, the esteemed Ezra Taft Benson also warned us of how the communists manipulate the black community. He warned that their goal was to create so much chaos that America would slide into communism by popular demand. So prescient, prophetic, and pertinent are his words that I feel to quote a large section from his address “Trust Not in the Arm of Flesh.” He admonished:
“In 1942 Presidents Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark, Jr., and David O. McKay warned us about the increasing threat to our constitution caused by revolutionists whom the First Presidency said were “using a technique that is as old as the human race—a fervid but false solicitude for the unfortunate over whom they thus gain mastery, and then enslave them. They a suit their approaches to the particular group they seek to deceive.” (The Improvement Era, May 1942, p. 343.) . . .
“Such timely counsel could help save our country from Communism, as the same masters of deceit are showing the same false solicitude for the unfortunate in the name of civil rights.
“Now there is nothing wrong with civil rights; it is what’s being done in the name of civil rights that is alarming.
“There is no doubt that the so-called civil rights movement as it exists today is used as a Communist program for revolution in America just as agrarian reform was used by the Communists to take over China and Cuba.
“This shocking statement can be confirmed by an objective study of Communist literature and activities and by knowledgeable Negroes and others who have worked within the Communist movement.
“As far back as 1928, the Communists declared that the cultural, economic, and social differences between the races in America could be exploited by them to create the animosity, fear, and hatred between large segments of our people that would be necessary beginning ingredients for their revolution.
“Briefly, the three broad objectives were and are as follows:
1. Create hatred
2. Trigger violence
3. Overthrow established government
“First, create hatred. Use any means to agitate blacks into hating whites and whites into hating blacks. Work both sides of the split. Play up and exaggerate real grievances. If necessary, don’t hesitate to manufacture false stories and rumors about injustices and brutality. Create martyrs for both sides. Play upon mass emotions until they smolder with resentment and hatred.
“Second, trigger violence. Put the emotional masses into the streets in the form of large mobs, the larger the better. It makes no difference if the mob is told to demonstrate “peacefully” so long as it is brought into direct confrontation with the antagonist. Merely bringing the two emotionally charged groups together is like mixing oxygen and hydrogen. All that is needed is one tiny spark. If the spark is not forthcoming from purely spontaneous causes, create it.
“Third, overthrow established government. Once mob violence becomes widespread and commonplace, condition those who are emotionally involved to accept violence as the only way to “settle the score” once and for all. Provide leadership and training for guerilla warfare. Institute discipline and terrorism to insure at least passive support from the larger, inactive segment of the population. Train and battle-harden leadership through sporadic riots and battles with police. Finally, at the appointed time, launch an all-out simultaneous offensive in every major city.
“Police and National Guard units will never be adequate to handle such widespread anarchy, especially if a large part of our men and equipment are drained away in fighting foreign wars. In self-defense, larger numbers are brought into fighting on both sides. The appearance of a nationwide civil war takes form. In the confusion, potential anti-Communist leaders of both races are assassinated, apparently the accidental casualties of race war.
“Time the attack to coincide, if possible, with large-scale sabotage a water supplies, power grids, main rail road and highway arteries, communication centers, and government buildings With fires raging in every conceivable part of town, with wanton looting going on in the darkness of a big city without routine police protection, without water to drink, without electrical refrigeration, without transportation or radio or TV, the public will panic, lock its doors in trembling fear, and make it that much easier for the small but assembled and fully disciplined guerrilla bands to capture the power centers of each community. Overthrow the government! After complete control is consolidated (and that may take many months, as in Cuba), only then allow the people to discover that it was a Communist revolution after all. . . .
“It would be a terribly bloody affair, all Americans suffering mightily but with Negroes paying the highest toll in human life. And the Communists know this better than anyone else. They do not really expect to take America with a “war of national liberation” (which is their term for internal conquest through force and violence) unless the aggressive revolutionary force can be broadened to include not only the minority of Negroes, but also migratory farm laborers, the poor, the unemployed, those on welfare, other minority groups, students, the so-called “peace movements,” and anyone who can be propagandized into mob action against established government But unless and until they can manipulate an overwhelming majority of the population into at least sympathizing with their revolutionary activities, they will use violence, anarchy, and sabotage, not as a means of seizing power, but merely as a support operation or a catalyst to an entirely different plan.
“In such countries as Czechoslovakia, the Communists have used an entirely different method of internal conquest. Instead of the force and violence of a bloody revolution (a “war of national liberation”), parliamentary and political means were used to bring about a more peaceful transition to Communism. The Communist strategists call this alternate plan a “proletarian” revolution.
“This plan is as follows: Using unidentified Communist agents and non-Communist sympathizers in key positions in government, in communications media, and in mass organizations, such as labor unions and civil rights groups, demand more and more government power as the solution to all civil rights problems. Total government is the objective of Communism. Without calling it by name, build Communism piece by piece through mass pressures for presidential decrees, court orders, and legislation that appear to be aimed at improving civil rights and other social reforms. If there is social, economic, or educational discrimination, then advocate more government programs and control.
“And what if riots come? Then more government housing, government welfare, government job training, and, finally, federal control over police. Thus the essential economic and political structure of Communism can be built entirely “legally” and in apparent response to the wishes of the people who have clamored for some kind of solution to the problems played-up, aggravated, or created outright by Communists for just that purpose. After the machinery of Communism is firmly established, then allow the hidden Communists one by one to make their identities known. Liquidate first the anti-Communists and then the non-Communist sympathizers who are no longer needed in government. The total state mechanism can now openly and “peacefully” be transferred into the hands of Communists. Such is the so-called proletarian revolution. Such has happened in other, once free, countries. It has already started here.
“The Communists are not entirely certain whether force and violence or legal and political means or a combination of both would be best for the internal conquest of America. At first, there was talk of splitting away the “Black Belt,” those southern states in which the Negro held a majority, and calling them a Negro Soviet Republic. But, as conditions changed and more Negroes migrated to the northern states, they applied this same strategy to the so-called ghetto areas in the North. It now seems probable that the Communists are determined to use force and violence to its fullest, coupled with a weakening of the economy and military setbacks abroad, in an effort to create as much havoc as possible to weaken America internally and to create the kind of psychological desperation in the minds of all citizens that will lead them to accept blindly the application of legal and political means as the final blow.
“Some wonder if it can happen here. Just take a good look at what has been going on around us for the past few years. It is happening here. If it is to be prevented from running the full course, we must stop pretending that it doesn’t exist.”
Benson was perhaps the most fervently out-spoken anti-communist in American history. His books and addresses singled out communism and its ugly step-child socialism as the great threats to the world and to our Republic. For decades, he warned and pleaded with Americans to wake up to the pressing danger. At a time when it was unpopular to do so, he even raised his voice against the communist-controlled Civil Rights Movement with its sinister intentions and Marxist agitators like Martin Luther King, Jr. I recommend his warnings to anyone seeking to understand the communist conspiracy more completely.
Benson wrote the foreword to the much-censored book The Black Hammer by Wes Andrews and Clyde Dalton. In this 1967 book, the authors wrote:
“If the Great Epic which is America is to be smashed by the brutal fist of civil turmoil, this demise was foreshadowed nearly a century ago by the patriarch of modern infamy, Karl Marx. In 1 871, he dictated the first axiom for civil chaos. It states that “the preliminary condition for every real people’s revolution” is no longer to “transfer the bureaucratic machinery from one hand to another, but to smash it” altogether. . . .
“The “power to smash” that this rabble-rouser refers to is the rapidly expanding militant revolutionary force in these United States known generically as Black Power. . . .
“If Black Power with its coterie of bearded and unwashed white sycophants do in fact succeed in ripping this country apart at the seams, it won’t be because we weren’t given ample warning! . . . .
“[T]he Black Power Movement is in fact the first fully organized stage of the violent revolt which is part of the 100 year-old Communist program for the enslavement of America. . . .
“Very frankly, if its advocates succeed in its implementation, this bloodthirsty philosophy will be relegated to history as the BLACK HAMMER which drove the Communist spikes into the hearts and hands of America. In the words of one of its most vociferous spokesmen – known to the initiated as Brother Lennie, of Watts – “Black Power means the complete and total destruction of the white power structure” by whatever means are necessary. The battle cry is “move on over, or we’ll move on over you”” (Wes Andres and Clyde Dalton, The Black Hammer: A Study of Black Power, Red Influence and White Alternatives, 31-33).
Yes, the entire breadth of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, including the more recent Black Lives Matter iteration, are communist-controlled. They serve the purpose of keeping open the wounds of the past, kindling the fires of hatred, and inciting violence against white people in general and more specifically against the so-called “white” power structure (i.e. our constitutional government).
In 2017, The New American reported that Russia had taken out ads promoting Black Lives Matter in the United States. They explained Russia’s long involvement in fomenting racial division in our country as part of their broader strategy to tear apart our Republic:
“Of course, mass-murdering totalitarians based in Moscow have a long history of trying to inflame and sow racial division in the United States to undermine America and freedom. As late as 1987, Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev was advocating the establishment of separate homelands for black people and other minorities in the United States, the New York Times reported. Indeed, as far back as the 1930s, communist operatives were trying to dupe American blacks into setting up an independent all-black state in the American South, the Times reported.
“More recently, Russian strongman Putin tried in 2014 to hype and fan racial tensions in America. “Do you believe that everything is perfect now from the point of view of democracy in the United States?” Putin asked on CBS’s 60 Minutes show, incorrectly referring to America as a “democracy” rather than a constitutional republic. “If everything was perfect, there wouldn’t be the problem of Ferguson. There would be no abuse by the police. But our task is to see all these problems and respond properly.”
“The sort of racial hate and division promoted in America by both Russia as well as the Western establishment and its propaganda organs — often using blatant lies such as the infamous “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot” meme — has real world consequences. Just last month, a black supremacist and self-described racist “Moor” decided to murder two police officers in Kissimmee, Florida, in an apparent ambush after spending weeks ranting about the alleged evils of America, police, white people, Christianity, and more. He also said he was looking for a wife like Communist Party leader Angela Davis, who received the “Lenin Peace Prize” from mass-murdering Soviet dictator Leonid Brezhnev and was prosecuted for involvement in murdering a judge.
“Before that recent murder, another unhinged gunman driven over the edge by, among other forces, dishonest media reports hyping alleged “racism,” went on a rampage murdering police officers and their families in Los Angeles. In a bizarre manifesto focusing on alleged racism and other issues, the cop killer praised Obama, Hillary Clinton, and a number of establishment media personalities such as Chris Matthews, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, and Anderson Cooper, whose constant race-mongering and dishonesty have inflamed racial tensions across America to advance a subversive agenda.
“BLM has its own history of links to Moscow and its tentacles. One of the movement’s co-founders, for example, was Alicia Garza. Among other developments, Garza has openly praised convicted cop-killer and communist fugitive Assata Shakur for supposed contributions to the “Black Liberation Movement.” After becoming a convicted cop-killer, Shakur escaped to Communist Cuba, where she was offered “political asylum” in the 1980s by the Soviet puppet regime enslaving the island. BLM also showered the late mass-murdering dictator Fidel Castro with praise.
“In an e-mail sent out to prominent black Christian leaders and others, Dr. Randy Short, a writer, historian, and minister, slammed BLM and its Kremlin backers. “If you have read the recent news the Russians and others seek to use these weevils in our midst with the infamous name Black Lives Matter who are a cancer to our souls to create chaos and division,” he said. “When we lead in faith we defeat these atheistic Communist vulgarians who aim to implode the moral fabric of our struggling communities and embroil us in a racial conflict that we know will go horribly for us”. . . .
““The roots of Black Lives Matter date back to the 1922 Communist International Conference in the former Soviet Union wherein it was proposed by Marxist-Leninists the Blacks in the United States constituted a ‘nation within a nation’ and this oppressed minority could be used as a sparkplug for a violent revolution against the United States.””
In the past several days, Russia Today (RT), the state-owned propaganda mouthpiece of the Russian government, has mocked America and chided President Trump for praising Hong Kong protesters while labeling the rioters in Minnesota “thugs.” Not only is Russia thrilled to see rioting in the United States, but Red China is also pleased. In fact, the RT piece in question was merely quoting a Chinese news outlet whose editor-in-chief remarked:
“Just three days after unrest broke out in Minnesota, Trump threatened the use of “shooting” and announced the army supports the governor. I strongly condemn such threats. Please protect the people of Minnesota, just like you sympathize with Hong Kong thugs.”
The Chinese communists want us to equate Hong Kong’s struggle to maintain their sovereignty with the violent thuggery of the inner cities. They attempt to call President Trump a hypocrite for condemning the illegitimate violence in our streets while praising Hong Kong’s legitimate fight for Freedom. It’s an inversion of reality as usual. The communists relish the chaos. Indeed, some Chinese have called the violence in Minnesota “a beautiful sight to behold.”
A host of other evidences, quotes, and documents from editorial and governmental could be produced to confirm and reconfirm the idea that the Marxists control the black community and are behind the violence we’re seeing every day on our TV screens. These should suffice for the time being. Please understand that this race-bating violence is their script. This is what they told us they’d do. It is what patriots warned us would happen.
We didn’t listen. We didn’t act. And now we’re suffering the consequences of letting the communist cancer fester in the inner cities among the easily-manipulated minority populations. Unless we move swiftly to cut out the communist tumor from the body of American society, Lady Liberty will convulse and die a bloody death.
As I wrap up, I feel I need to make a statement that I shouldn’t have to make; namely, that I’m not a racist. I have black relatives whom I love. I’m married to a gorgeous Latina from Panama. My high school classmates and teammates were Alaska Natives. I’ve had Mexican roommates, co-workers, and friends. I don’t care what your race is; it’s beliefs and actions that define a person. However, my fidelity now and forever is to truth.
If the truth was that whites really were racists who went around murdering innocent black men, as the media portrays, I’d report it. But it’s not the reality. You can’t back up that claim with statistics and evidence. And it’s not the reality that police are gunning down Americans in the streets – especially not black Americans! The truth is that black and minority crime is off the charts and leads to violent confrontations like the one that tragically took ex-con George Floyd’s life. It is also true that these thugs are being manipulated and organized by a hidden hand – the communist conspiracy and those of like mind such as George Soros.
One final thought. In the title of this article, I referred to the “scourge of black criminality.” Perhaps I’m wrong is saying that this is the problem. The real issue when it comes to race-related matters is our mental laziness as a People. We could diffuse tensions, prevent riots, and focus our resources where they need to be focused if we cared enough to do the real research and educate ourselves so we would not be deceived. If we stopped believing the lies peddled by the controlled media and professional provocateurs and instead focused on demonstrable facts and evidence, we wouldn’t be hoodwinked by emotional claims and out-of-context video footage. Shame on us for not having the intellectual honesty that 21st Century human beings in the greatest and most advanced nation on earth ought to have.
God help us put out the literal and figurative fires caused by communists and thugs of all races before they burn our beloved Republic to ash!
May 31, 2020