Democrats are shamelessly using anti-police mob violence for political gain.
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.” —Michigan Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib, April 12
“All employees working for the City of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline. This employee will receive due process and that’s really all that I can say today.” —Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey
Following the shooting and killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by officer Kimberly Potter, a 26-year veteran of the force, during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon — which Police Chief Tim Gannon described as “an accidental discharge” of a handgun instead of a taser — one of the above politicians still has a job.
Unfortunately it isn’t Boganey. For daring to support due process, the city council voted to give authority over the police department to the mayor’s office so Boganey could be fired. Council member Kris Lawrence-Anderson admitted the action was taken to appease rioters. “He was doing a great job. I respect him dearly,” she said. “I didn’t want repercussions at a personal level.”
Thus, Lawrence-Anderson opted for anarchy.
It is anarchy best described as formulaic. Ever since George Floyd died following his own confrontation with police — and a similar effort to resist arrest that was allegedly part of the equation here — such confrontations have not been seen as tragedies but as opportunities. Opportunities to riot and attack police, as well as loot some businesses and burn others to the ground. And over the course of a year, rioters have done so while feckless Democrat politicians either looked the other way or condoned the mayhem, even as their media allies pushed precisely the same kind of rank propaganda embraced by Rashida Tlaib.
And it is rank propaganda. “In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous,” columnist Heather Mac Donald reveals. “African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population.”
Why do black Americans commit crimes at levels disproportionate to their representation in the population? Daunte Wright shouldn’t have been killed. But this latest interaction with police wasn’t anomalous. Wright was shot while attempting to drive away. He made a similar attempt last June when it was reported that he was waving a gun around. He was cited and ordered to appear in court. He didn’t. The outstanding warrant arising from that case was a factor in this confrontation.
Nonetheless, neither of those incidents or the other arrests on his record matter. For the Left, all that matters is maintaining a narrative of ongoing black victimhood and systemic racism — because it is a lucrative endeavor.
Thus, the Democrat Party has exploited those assertions to cultivate black American loyalty at the ballot box now considered so routine that Joe Biden himself stated if black Americans can’t figure out whether to support him or Donald Trump for president, “then you ain’t black.”
It is also extremely lucrative for the racial arsonists as well, with the latest example being BLM cofounder Patrisse Cullors, who, despite her self-professed allegiance to Marxism, has amassed a rather capitalistic portfolio of four houses over the past five years costing more than $3 million, including one in Los Angeles’s Topanga Canyon, where 88% of residents are white and just 1.8% are black.
Neither Biden nor Cullors nor the legions of other equally woke politicians and corporate hucksters who view mob violence as a useful tool for advancing their contemptible agenda will ever spend a nanosecond boarding up and/or defending their businesses or homes from the looters and arsonists they have enabled. Abject fear and the nightmare of losing what one has worked a lifetime to achieve is for “little people” — of all races.
How little? “Retailers urged to re-think police calls for low-level crimes after George Floyd’s death,” states a headline in Minnesota’s Star Tribune newspaper. Apparently, it is better for store owners and their employees to endure a certain level of lawlessness than be accused of “profiling” minority shoppers.
What undergirds such hucksterism? Genuine bigotry in pursuit of unassailable power. Thus, the Democrat Party and its woke corporate allies can insist that any effort made by state legislatures to maintain election integrity amounts to “Jim Crow,” using the racist rationale that black Americans are incapable of procuring the same voter ID every other race and ethnic group is capable of procuring.
That Democrats own Jim Crow? The wholesale corruption of the public schools that teach students of every race to despise their own nation — and ignore its history in the process — “solved” that problem.
That corporations have met to strategize about using their power to extort state legislatures to abandon such efforts? Such is only possible when their media collaborators ignore two blatantly inconvenient realities: First, as the leftist Brennan Center for Justice reveals, bills to further election integrity have been proposed in 47 out of 50 states — meaning some Democrat-controlled states are also concerned with voter integrity. Second, an overwhelming majority of Americans — including a majority of black Americans — support requiring an ID to vote.
Tragically, those realties are obliterated by a steady diet of race-mongering to maintain the tribalism that must be fostered, lest Americans begin to think in terms of class. If that happened, ordinary Americans of all races would discover that the wholesale sellout of their interests by corporate oligarchs continues unabated and that the shift to global governance wholly controlled by those oligarchs remains the endgame.
Rioters willing to advance anarchy are the oligarchs’ useful idiot foot soldiers, and they have been paid handsomely for their efforts: The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation revealed it received more than $90 million in donations last year. That buys a lot of mobs. Mobs that apparently believe due process, trial by jury, and the Constitution itself should be supplanted by retribution and vengeance.
And not just in this case. “In the ongoing Minneapolis trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, BLM and its allies have shown no more interest in justice than did Alice’s Queen of Hearts,” writes columnist Jack Cashill. “‘Sentence first — verdict afterwards,’ said the Queen, and when Alice protested the Queen shouted, ‘Off with her head.’ Fearing the loss of their heads, perhaps literally, too many powerful people stand by mutely as the mob begins to circle the Minneapolis Court House.”
Not just the Minneapolis Court House. The mobs are in the streets of Brooklyn Center, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC. At Brooklyn Center, self-identified members of antifa have joined the mix. Officer Potter and Police Chief Gannon have resigned after the city council voted to fire them. “I would hope that this would bring calm to the community,” said Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott.
Don’t bet on it. Neither calm — nor due process — serves the interests of our corporate oligarchy and a Democrat Party looking to nationalize the voting process in a quest for unassailable power.
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