Land of the Woke, home of the insane.
All social hysterias run their courses. They run out of new gags, and out of new recruits. Their tropes grow tiresome, even comical, such as the Woke mainstays of “racism,” “misogyny,” and “white supremacy.” Their promptings reveal themselves as obviously dishonest. The punishments they seek seem increasingly warped and sadistic. The behavior they induce begins to look patently insane. That’s where America stands now.
To keep the flywheel of hysteria spinning during the Covid year of 2020, the Dems turned the death of George Floyd into a new-and-improved second coming of Michael Brown in order to juice BLM for the fall election. This time there were video cameras galore on the scene to capture what turned out to be an ambiguously deceptive storyline. Half the world flipped out at the sight of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck at that Minneapolis intersection. It sure didn’t look good. Now that former officer Chauvin is on trial for Murder 2 and 3 plus manslaughter, the prosecution spent a week demonstrating indeed how bad that looked, with one witness after another who described how bad it made them feel to watch George Floyd die. Of course, watching anything die can be horrifying. It was, in essence, a wholly sentimental case for the prosecution.
The defense is ready to present facts that tell a different story: of a multiple violent felon and drug abuser hopped up on dangerous levels of narcotics and stimulants, with an impressively dire array of medical problems including Covid-19, who refused to follow police instructions, and in a manner that appeared deranged, leading to his being subdued by an approved police procedure to prevent harm to himself and others. The Minneapolis city council already queered the trial before it started by granting a $27-million settlement to the Floyd family, officially imputing guilt on Mr. Chauvin’s side. BLM has made it clear that they will not accept an acquittal.
Even a conviction is liable to inspire riots as the victory dance revs into the warm spring nighttime. Judging by last year’s BLM uprisings in city after city, the precedent has been established that mob violence is justified and holds no consequences. Something tells me that this particular error in political thinking will not be indulged this time around. The Woke hysteria and the hustles that grow out of it have shot their wad. Something else has awakened in this land: a recognition that we are in serious trouble, that our adversaries are having their way with us as we act stupidly, that we have become our own worst enemies, that being insane is not a virtue.
Was it ever? It would give me the warm fuzzies if the string-pullers behind the Harris-Biden junta decided to shock all hell out of the BLM/AntiFags and shut down the upcoming orgy of rioting and destruction on opening night, with extreme prejudice. I don’t seriously expect it to happen, but who knows. The Democrat-Socialists’ ruffian army have served their purpose and aren’t really needed at the moment, so maybe this summer we’ll see some real entertainment to compensate for all those shuttered movie houses, bars, and concert halls.
“I don’t seriously expect it to happen…”
No, on top of everything else they are incompetent. They couldn’t stop whats coming if their own lives depended on it.
Myself, I hope they burn down the entire city. I hope when they finish they are all homeless and without a grocery store left.
I agree, Barry. Even if the current administration (whoever is truly making the decisions) wants to stop the blue hives from burning, they will not be able to. And I am not convinced they want to stop it anyway. More riots, more destruction, more reasons to crack down on normal people and demand “reparations” — they probably see it as a positive.
And on the unable side, well, what exactly would they use to stop it? The police? Guaranteed to fan the flames, given the months of continuous anti-police venom from the Dem/media complex. The national guard? Too busy in DC putting up miles of fencing and barbed wire to secure the political set’s precious, precious skins. The woke federal military with its pregnant mothers flight suits and high heels? I suspect BLM would whip their asses and send them crying home to mommy…assuming the ‘woke’ regiments did not just join the rioters outright. They are on the same side, after all.
“…they probably see it as a positive.”
I think that’s right, Haz. Chaos works for them apparently. As long as the ones at the top can keep their guards and gates.