Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere you’re probably aware of the fact that a video has gone viral on the internet which ‘supposedly’ shows a Minneapolis Police Officer kneeling on the neck of one George Floyd, a black man, who died as a result of the officer’s actions. I say supposedly because I think the whole event was staged to incite race riots across the country.
I believe that partly because I’ve become a cynical son of a bitch and don’t believe everything I see anymore. Another reason I do not believe it went down as the video purportedly portrays it is because the cops just standing there watching appear to be from different precincts than Officer Chauvin. Then there is the fact that Officer Chauvin had his knee on that man’s neck for almost 10 minutes; all while he was being filmed by bystanders, even looking straight into the camera while they filmed him supposedly brutalizing someone who was NOT resisting arrest. I’ve also seen and read things from people who knew the George Floyd who the media says was the victim, and they are saying the real George Floyd is already deceased.
Not saying any of those things are enough to prove that this did not happen exactly the way the video portrays it, but like I said, I’ve become a cynical son of a bitch that does not trust something that appears to be designed specifically to intensify the already strained race relations in America, and plays right into the hands of government by giving them the reason to use force to further restrict our freedom; especially right on the heels of this Covid lockdown.
But let’s for the sake of argument, assume that this actually happened as the video portrays it; that George Floyd was killed by the excessive force exercised by Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department.
So what we seem to have here is a white police officer taking the life of a black man; a black man who was already in handcuffs and lying face down on the pavement. Again, I’m not saying it didn’t happen exactly like the video portrayed it, but I’m not saying it did either; it’s what people who get upset by this white on black police brutality think happened that matters; and from the looks of it they are taking it at face value; for there are protests…violent protests springing up all across the country over this event.
Officer Chauvin has been arrested and is facing charges; but the charges leveled against him are not what people seem to have been hoping for, Murder 1 or 2. Instead Officer Chauvin has been charged with 3rd Degree Murder and manslaughter; much lesser offenses. Third degree murder is defined as, “[t]he unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated without any design to effect death.” What that means is that it was unintentional; without design.
First and Second Degree Murder are both more serious, as First Degree implies premeditation, and Second Degree implies willful intent to take a human life. The burden of proof for a prosecuting attorney in 1st and 2nd Degree Murder cases is much higher than in a manslaughter case, as they have to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the person committing the murder INTENDED to, or PLANNED IN ADVANCE to take a human life; whereas in manslaughter all they have to do is prove that the actions taken by the accuses resulted in the loss of a human life.
I’m not saying law enforcement isn’t capable of performing all manner of atrocities against other human beings; just look at Waco and Ruby Ridge and you’ll see that they are capable of committing all manner of evil. I just can’t picture a regular beat cop willfully placing his knee on the neck of another individual with the intent of taking that individuals life, all while people are standing around filming him doing it. Not to mention that not one of the other officers even tried to get Officer Chauvin to lighten up on the pressure so whoever that man was could breath. It just seems too staged to me; for the exact purpose it has led to; rioting and protests.
I don’t know how many of you were alive in 1992 after the not guilty verdict came back against the Los Angeles Police Officers accused of beating Rodney King, but I was plenty old enough to remember it, and what happened after the jury handed down its verdict.
Leading up to the Rodney King trial the media had repeatedly shown a portion of a video taken by a witness, George Holliday, which showed the LAPD beating King mercilessly. What the video did not show is how King had led the officers on a high speed chase to avoid arrest for drunken driving. Did that justify the degree of force used against King? Not in my book it didn’t, but according to the evidence presented the jury found 3 of the Officers not guilty and were unable to reach a decision regarding the 4th officer.
The Mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, went on record saying, “The jury’s verdict will not blind us to what we saw on that videotape. The men who beat Rodney King do not deserve to wear the uniform of the LAPD.” Even President George H.W. Bush got his two cents in, saying, “Viewed from outside the trial, it was hard to understand how the verdict could possibly square with the video.”
Within hours after the not guilty verdict riots had erupted in Los Angeles, with minor rioting seen in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta and Seattle. By the time the Rodney King riots were put down there had been 63 deaths, 2,383 injuries, over 7,000 fires, damage to 3,100 businesses and almost $1 billion in financial losses. The most famous, or infamous video of those riots is the footage of Reginald Denny, a white truck driver who was pulled from his vehicle and beaten by 4 black men, who came to be known as the L.A. Four.
Mind you all of this happened AFTER the four L.A. Police Officers were found not guilty. Now we are witnessing widespread protests, rioting, looting and vandalism even before the trial of Officer Derek Chauvin. If this is already happening, imagine what could happen if this officer is found not guilty and walks free.
This event, whether it actually happened as people are being told it did, or if it was staged, (which I believe it was), is a match being held to the fuse on a powder keg that is just waiting to blow sky high.
I’m all for protesting when you feel that your rights have been violated; and I’m even for violence against those perceived as being behind the violations of your rights; as long as you accept whatever force is brought to bear against you when you do decide to resort to violence. That said, widespread looting, vandalism, and destruction of property not directly related to the event that triggered a violent response angers me beyond words.
Take for instance what happened the other night in Richmond, Virginia, when vandals broke into the headquarters of the Daughters of the Confederacy and set it afire. Hundreds of rare books and other historic Confederate memorabilia were lost; and the Daughters of the Confederacy had absolutely nothing to do with what happened in Minneapolis. Among the artifacts lost were the personal flag of Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson; a relic that cannot be replaces; a part of our country’s history gone. Here is a shot of the building after it was vandalized and burnt.
That is/was not the only wanton act of destruction and vandalism. The statue of Robert E. Lee was also vandalized, and the police seemed unable, or unwilling to put a stop to it. Here is a photo taken while vandals defaced that statue.
What I find truly disturbing about these riots is the fact that someone appears to be pre-planning them. By that I mean that random piles of bricks are popping up in areas where there is absolutely no construction going on, which happen to be located in the immediate vicinity of where these protests/riots are to take place.
I have seen numerous videos of protesters asking how those piles of bricks got there, and showing that there is no reason whatsoever for them being there; yet there they are; stacked in nice little piles to be used by protestors and agent provocateurs alike. Here is a photo of one such pile of bricks near where a protest/riot was planned in Dallas, Texas.
It seems to me, but like I said, I’m a cynical son of a bitch, that something is not right about all this. I think this event, whether staged or an actual event in which a police officer abused his position, is being played for all it’s worth; just like the Covid virus was, just like every mass shooting was; just like 9/11 was, and just like all the other times something happened and the government used it to increase its power over the people.
The problem is that people allow themselves to be led around by their emotions rather than taking a long hard look at things to determine if something about these events doesn’t seem fishy. If you don’t believe our government is capable of staging such an event to stir up emotions and get people to submit to things they normally wouldn’t, you haven’t been paying attention.
9/11 was a perfect example; both in the fact that the so-called hijackers simply could not have made the maneuvers those planes made to strike the Twin Towers; hell, experience pilots have not been able to recreate those maneuvers in flight simulators! Then there is the manner in which the Towers came down; which appears that they were brought down by controlled demolitions.
If you think your government would not lie to you about things like that, what about the Gulf of Tonkin incident? What about how they not only knew, they had goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor. All one has to do is research Operation Northwoods to see that they have actually planned out false flag events to justify actions such as the military invasion of another country.
We’re all peasants to them, and the more we can be played off against one another the less our attention will focus on the crimes they are guilty of committing. What are a few thousand lives if they can use that to justify sending the military in to take control of oil fields and opium poppies? With that in mind, what are a few race riots here and there if they can use them to justify just about anything; from martial law to the cancelling of a presidential election?
Listen, by no means am I saying that cops won’t, and haven’t committed egregious acts in which they have violated the rights of people; both black and white. They have done such things, and they should have been punished severely for them. I think cops are just the enforcing arm of the federal government; the boots on the ground to keep us sheep in line. Sure, there may be some who find the actions of their fellow officers reprehensible, but why aren’t they speaking up about it, or why don’t they seek employment in a career where they are not part of a system of oppression against the people they swear an oath to serve and protect?
All that said, I do not believe this particular incident was such an event; I believe it was intentionally staged to fan the flames of racial discord; and it is working magnificently; all because people are too lazy, or scared to think beyond their indoctrination at the hands of the public fool system and the mainstream media.
So go ahead and take your side when these riots and protests come to your town. Just know this, your real enemy is not those you are opposing, it is those bastards who concoct these incidents to pit you against your fellow human beings so you won’t focus your anger and frustration upon them.
I awoke this morning and, as per my usual routine, I made some coffee and logged into Facebook to see what others had posted while I slept. Today’s fare brought me videos, one taken in San Antonio, TX and the other in Walnut Creek, CA, showing how looters had been shot, apparently by store owners, while looting.
As I said in the body of my rant, “I’m all for protesting when you feel that your rights have been violated; and I’m even for violence against those perceived as being behind the violations of your rights; as long as you accept whatever force is brought to bear against you when you do decide to resort to violence. That said, widespread looting, vandalism, and destruction of property not directly related to the event that triggered a violent response angers me beyond words.”
In 1772 Samuel Adams wrote, “Among the Natural Rights of the Colonists are these First. a Right to Life; Secondly to Liberty; thirdly to Property; together with the Right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.”
As individuals we cannot violate or threaten the lives, liberty or property of anyone else without violating the Laws of Nature. If that occurs, we have every right to defend ourselves, our liberty, and our property.
In his book The Law, Frederic Bastiat explains, “What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?
If every person has the right to defend—even by force—his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right—its reason for existing, its lawfulness—is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force—for the same reason—cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.”
Locke also explains that premise in his Second Treatise, stating, “This makes it lawful for a man to kill a thief, who has not in the least hurt him, nor declared any design upon his life, any farther than, by the use of force, so to get him in his power, as to take away his money, or what he pleases, from him; because using force, where he has no right, to get me into his power, let his pretence be what it will, I have no reason to suppose, that he, who would take away my liberty, would not, when he had me in his power, take away every thing else. And therefore it is lawful for me to treat him as one who has put himself into a state of war with me, i.e. kill him if I can; for to that hazard does he justly expose himself, whoever introduces a state of war, and is aggressor in it.”
This common force that Bastiat spoke of is government. Its purpose is to secure and defend the lives, liberty and property of the governed; and when it cannot do so that right reverts to the individual. The right of self-defense does not vanish simply because there are law enforcers you can call on the phone to come to your rescue; it is an unalienable right; one which no government can deny you without becoming tyrannical.
In the Rodney King riots I spoke of in the main article, Korean business owners took to the rooftops, armed with rifles, to defend their stores against rioters. Amazingly, (and I say that sarcastically), they did not suffer the kind of damage that much of Los Angeles did. That is due to the fact that, for the most part, these rioters are cowards and attack soft targets; stores that are not protected by armed guards or armed shop owners. That is why, in the video of the shooting in San Antonio, you see them fleeing like rats off a sinking ship, as soon as shots are fired at them.
I also read an article this morning, and I believe it was from the Governor of Minnesota, but don’t quote me on that, which said he was hesitant to send in the National Guard to restore order, as it might enflame the riots even more; make it look like he was oppressing the people even further.
Again, I’m all for protesting, and if that does not get the message across, I even support more drastic measures. Our founders, in case you were unaware, took similar measures in response to the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765. But they targeted those responsible for enforcing the Stamp Act; they DID NOT attack regular business owners, nor did they wantonly destroy public property.
I wholeheartedly believe that Law Enforcement in America has become the enforcing arm of tyrants; that they have been trained using the Mossad method of dealing with those who resist the authority of government; i.e. treat us as if we are the enemy. I’ve seen too many videos of officers abusing their authority and senselessly beating or shooting people who questioned their authority, or why they were being detained.
As I also said, there may be good officers among their ranks. If that is so though, why don’t they stop the bad apples, why don’t they speak out against these abuses of power; and if they can’t, why do they remain in a career field that tolerates such violations of our rights and liberty?
Oh, that’s right, they want to serve and protect. Well by God you can start by protecting the people from the bad apples among you! I have no qualms about people protesting police violence and abuse of power. I don’t have qualms when the people react with violence against those who do so; as long as they don’t whine like little bitches when they are met with force in return.
Gee, can you imagine what would have happened to this country if the patriots at Lexington Green had run home like little cowards when they were fired upon by the Redcoats? Liberty does not come without a cost, and that cost may entail your life if you are opposing tyrants determined to hold onto their power.
But if you’re going to fight tyranny; fight those who oppress you, you won’t find them in a Target or a Macy’s; so leave those people and their businesses alone. If you won’t do that, you deserve whatever violence is brought to bear upon you by people simply defending what is theirs.