News Flash: Career criminal achieves sainthood while being arrested for spending counterfeit money and possession of illegal drugs. Riots at 11.
When I first saw the mural of George Floyd with large angel wings, I assumed that it was a satire on his sanctification – effective, perhaps, but not in the best of taste. Shortly afterwards, however, I realised that the mural was in earnest: the picture of the mural in the newspaper included a man genuflecting before it and the caption said that he was making a ‘pilgrimage’. Apparently, St Peter can no longer cope alone at the Pearly Gates: he need bouncers too, Heaven having become something like a nightclub.
George Floyd was not a saint; in fact, he was a bad man, and being killed by a brutal policeman does not change a man’s life from bad to good. He was a man of many convictions – criminal convictions, that is, not political ones – and at least one of his crimes was of deep-dyed malignity. Along with five others, he broke into a pregnant woman’s house and held her at gunpoint while his associates ransacked the house for drugs and money. This is not the kind of crime that results from a sudden surrender to temptation. It was premeditated and planned, albeit not very intelligently or successfully.__ The sanctification of George Floyd
By Theodore Dalrymple
Yes. George Floyd was a bad man. But now he is a saint, playing n-dimensional chess with Capablanca and accompanying an angel choir with his harp. Does anyone disagree? Perhaps this anonymous black UC Berkeley history professor has an opinion:
Floyd was a multiple felon who once held a pregnant black woman at gunpoint. He broke into her home with a gang of men and pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach. He terrorized the women in his community. He sired and abandoned multiple children, playing no part in their support or upbringing, failing one of the most basic tests of decency for a human being. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors.
And yet, the regents of UC and the historians of the UCB History department are celebrating this violent criminal, elevating his name to virtual sainthood. A man who hurt women. A man who hurt black women. With the full collaboration of the UCB history department, corporate America, most mainstream media outlets, and some of the wealthiest and most privileged opinion-shaping elites of the USA, he has become a culture hero, buried in a golden casket, his (recognized) family showered with gifts and praise. Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist. A generation of black men are being coerced into identifying with George Floyd, the absolute worst specimen of our race and species. __ https://www.zerohedge.com/political/anonymous-berkeley-professor-shreds-blm-injustice-narrative-damning-stats-and-logic
Logic does not explain the irrational sanctification of career criminal George Floyd, so perhaps it can be explained by cold hard political calculation:
One moment the populace is hustled into an economically devastating lockdown; and then suddenly, on a fine spring day, they’re incited to mix in moiling mobs of street protests with the predictable result of a fresh spike in virus contagion and the possibility of a second lockdown. Like many activities in our national life lately, it’s another hostage racket, and, guess what, you’re the hostage. __ James Kunstler
If the idea is to maximize chaos and hardship prior to the November national elections in hopes of bringing on regime change, the nonsensical tactics begin to make some sense.
Certainly the domestic terror organization Black Lives Matter is profiting from all the mayhem and ginned up race hatred, to the tune of $millions to $billions in cash. The leader of BLM is threatening to burn down the system if he doesn’t get what he wants — and the people of Minnesota believe him enough to clear the shelves of local gun stores.
Burning Down Civilization that Took Many Thousands of Years for Others to Build
It is no surprise that miscreant groups such as antifa and BLM are so intent on burning things down. It is all they know. And if the engineered “dumbing down” of education and culture continues apace, destruction is all that most humans will know — regardless of their IQs. When that happens, control of the masses will be much simpler — after the requisite bit of head-knocking takes place. It has all happened before … other places, other times.
Ages Ago, Humans Invented Invention and Everything Changed
Before humans could become truly inventive, they needed first to move out of Africa and utilize some natural recombinant gene therapy using some friendly Neanderthals as unwitting participants in the grand experiment. Invention and progress followed, and led eventually to civilization.
Ancient musical instruments and figurative art discovered in caves in France and Germany date to before 30,000 years ago, [archaeologist John Hoffecker] said. “Humans have the ability to imagine something in the brain that doesn’t exist and then create it,” he said. “Whether it’s a hand axe, a flute or a Chevrolet, humans are continually recombining bits of information into novel forms, and the variations are potentially infinite.”
A few of the scattered peoples left behind in Africa achieved bits and pieces of invention. But doing without the Neanderthal genes does not seem to have done sub Saharan Africa any favors.
Comparing ancient rates of invention by geographic origins using history and archaeology, with modern rates of invention by geographic origin using Nobel Prize winners and other measures of innovation, we see that European people continue to punch above their weight class — in terms of raw population numbers. Unfortunately, no matter how many billions of people are added to Earth’s human population from the large pool of non-inventive populations, the human condition will not be greatly improved.
Why Celebrate Violence, Destruction, and Mediocrity?
Why does the media — along with other cultural institutions — sanctify thugs such as George Floyd, and excuse the burning of cities at the hands of domestic terror groups? Because, Virginia, it is all part of a bold multi-decade attempt at permanent and irrevocable regime change.
But the end result of this prolonged, relentless decerebration of human populations and cultures, is the idiocracy. No, not the jolly, happy Idiocracy portrayed in this full-length motion picture. I’m talking about the idiocracy that makes Lord of the Flies look like utopia.
If you want more of something, subsidize it. If you want less of something, tax it. If you want a lot more thugs, make them saints at death. If you want more muslim terrorists, send them to paradise to rule over 72 eager young virgins.
Decide what you want. But you had best decide quickly.
“You know, black people, in my opinion, black people laugh at white people who [protest for BLM and topple statues] the same way we laugh at white people who say we got to take off the TV shows.” Johnson said in an interview with Fox News.
“Look, the people who are basically tearing down statues, trying to make a statement are basically borderline anarchists, the way I look at it,” he continued, adding “They really have no agenda other than the idea we’re going to topple a statue.”
“It’s not going to give a kid whose parents can’t afford college money to go to college. It’s not going to close the labor gap between what white workers are paid and what black workers are paid. And it’s not going to take people off welfare or food stamps.” Johnson urged. __ BET Founder Robert Johnson