On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, Georgia’s voters will choose between two diametrically opposed candidates to fill one of their Senate seats; Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock. The seat is currently held by Warnock whose socio/political views are those held by Stacey Abrams , who could be called Warnock’s mentor. Abrams views include typical Leftists positions, accusations of Black voter supression, LGBTQ+equalty, same sex marriage, unlimited abortion rights and, of course, the usual race baiting .
Admittedly Herschel Walker is a representational candidate. He wasn’t chosen for his political skills and talents but for what he symbolizes. But the Left’s criticism of Walker is contradictory . They oppose his political positions while accusing him of not articulating his positions. And most of their disapproval is focused on unsavory events in Walker’s personal life.
The Right’s opposition to Warnock also goes far beyond his political positions. Warnock’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, MLK’s former pulpit, is the largest church in the Atlanta area. But Warnock ‘s church’s callous dealings with its apartment renters might not have happened during King’s time. A circulating story describes the eviction of a tenant for non-payment or late payment of roughly $25.00. While evicting tenants for small delinquent payments, the church pays Warnock a church salary of $7,417 per month. However, his church is exempt from paying income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t always taken action against flawed clergy like Raphael Warnock. His improprieties may not be on the level with Jimmy Swaggert or Jim Bakker but they shouldn’t go unheeded.
In addition to his divisive political positions, Warnock’s personal life has also been a disaster. His ex-wife accused him of abuse including running over her foot with his car. There are other reports of violence against his family and also claims of his refusal to pay child care expenses. And MLK’s niece denies his claims of closeness with her uncle.
But Warnock is a favorite of the Leftist establishment and they support his extreme views. He often faults our country and makes sardonic accusations that White folks should repent their Whiteness. In fact, traditions of White America seems to be one of his primary targets. And with accusations of White privilege being so widespread, I don’t think we need another senator who claims Whites should repent their Whiteness.
The book of Genesis recounts the tale of the Babylonians attempt to build a tower that would reach into the heavens. But God prevented the tower’s construction by having the workers speak so many different languages that they couldn’t communicate. These frustrated workers migrated to different parts of the earth with others who spoke their language. This is the Biblical explanation of different languages in different countries.
Not only are there different languages but language is often used deceptively, frequently by members of Congress. They use clever language to cover up their abuse of their elected office. A classic case being Nancy Pelosi. During her decades in office, Pelosi’s investor husband Paul always knew, long before the public knew, when and how pending legislations would affect certain industries - so his investments were always successful, and the Pelosis amassed enormous wealth as a result of their insider trading scam.
In prior years corrupt Congress persons, like Pelosi, could be voted out of office but that is difficult with today’s rigged elections. And those who question election results are disparaged with the negative label “election deniers.”
Many believe Kari Lake was denied the Arizona governorship as a result of a fraudulent election. Lake and her lawyers are challenging the legality of the Arizona election. If the Arizona’s governor race is overturned it should encourage investigations of other questionable elections. And there are entirely too many questionable elections.
Experts predicted an abundance of Republican victories if the midterm elections were conducted fairly and the votes counted fairly. Unfortunately, the 2022 midterm elections not only had numerous voting machine failures, but paper ballots were often misplaced and found later. It often took several days to determine the winner of a local election and results are still being questioned.
Many are questioning if America will ever have a fair election in the future. And unfortunately some actually think fraudulent elections are justified because of the importance of the issues involved.
Admittedly our current society is far removed from what was envisioned by the Founders. In May 2022 , opinion polls indicated 78 % thought the country was headed in the wrong direction. Just six months later in November 2022, 85 % held that opinion. Americans are disillusioned with both the ineptitude and the corruption of their leaders. And they are not sure how to remedy the situation and worrying what will happen if it’s not remedied.
The disparaging characterization “dumbing down” has been resurrected to describe our current society. Today’s credulous folk rarely question leftist activists especially their claim that ‘all people are equal.’ All people might be born equal but only some have satisfactory lives while others do not. Social activists blame success or failure on society rather than individuals. They claim that lack of achievement is the result of societal flaws; racism, xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, ageism and other forms of intolerance.
If activists can convince our leaders that society is holding people back then our leaders must reorder society. Activists have already implemented various ‘feel-good’ changes in order to create an accommodating society. Their imagined society would have been a powerful social panacea wherein differently qualified groups became equals. But the envisioned paradisaical society has never materialized.
Social scientists try to make groups equal with their impressive sounding theories: diversity, multiculturalism and egalitarianism. Diversity implies inclusiveness of dissident groups. However a nation cannot function as a collection of dissident groups. Minorities must assimilate into the majority but assimilation of groups goes against diversity.
We are living in a strange new time with a strange new vocabulary. This vocabulary involves what I would call manipulative terminology, an old political phenomenon once called ‘spin.’ I maintain that diversity, egalitarianism and multiculturalism are a sophisticated form of spin. They are not only questionable theories but political ploys.
Societal groups have been greatly affected by manipulative terminology like diversity. Black minorities have always assimilated into the White majority without abandoning essential aspects of their own culture. This Black/White assimilation has worked well. But segments of the Black minority, ostensibly influenced by concepts like diversity, have recently become reluctant to assimilate. Maintaining their independence is not economically advantageous, so it appears to be a political decision.
Pollyanna is an excellent characterization of today’s social activists. What keeps them going is focusing only on the positive and ignoring the negative. However, society has become so derelict that they can no longer look the other way. And it may be too late for activists to replace idealism with realism.
Our contemporary society has been variously described as broken, shallow, narcissistic, and without purpose. We've had flawed societies in the past but there was usually a feeling that normal conditions could be restored. But there are no hopeful recovery signs for our current defective society.
In the not-too-distant past, rarely a day would go by without some media reference to racism. But, over time, racism has lessened in importance. There are still anti-racism movies and TV programs. And social activists still demand an end to racism in order to achieve ‘social justice.’ But inflation is now the country’s number one concern, followed by immigration, crime, and climate change. Racism is no longer a major concern, but we still encounter sporadic uncorroborated racial complaints.
Devious Black organizations are surreptitiously using racism to justify their disparagement of Whites. Their scheme involves a cleverly worded ploy called ‘critical race theory (CRT).’ It has an academic sound but it is just a political strategy and is not supported by empirical evidence. CRT asserts 1) race is only a social construct to control blacks and 2) our country’s laws and institutions are inherently racist. CRT is an essential part of today’s anti-Whiteness trend.
Decades of interminable attempts to ‘end racism’ did not placate Black grievance groups or White liberals. They only altered certain aspects of society. We renamed buildings and streets, took down statues, removed library books, lowered college admission standards, imposed furtive hiring quotas on businesses, and made other unwise changes. But resentful Blacks continued to demand more concessions.
Any mention of resentful Blacks brings to mind Michelle Obama. When her husband was elected as our first Black president, Michelle publicly stated; “For the first time I am really proud of this country.” Apparently Michelle felt no pride in America when it had White presidents. Her patriotism seems to be constricted by race.
Michelle Obama also didn’t like living in the White House because it was "a house that was built by slaves." But she didn’t refuse the perquisites that come with being First Lady. Michelle is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and she often disparages Whites on her Podcast. We assume she shares her husband Barack’s support of Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory is an Anti-White, Anti-Capitalism, Marxist influenced initiative, a covert form of reverse racism. It divides Americans into two major categories; Black victims and White supremacists. One of its typical assertions is Whites are healthier and have less diseases than Blacks because their healthcare is superior to the healthcare Blacks receive.
CRT opposes equality. It promotes a version of ‘equity’ wherein people are treated differently based on their needs. It even has a concept known as “math equity.” Whites are faulted for insisting there is only one correct answer to a math question, i.e., two plus two equals four. CRT allows members of different ethnic groups flexibility with their answers so two plus two might equal 5 or 7 and either answer is acceptable.
This anti-White CRT theory is backed by the American Federation of Teachers and is still being taught in some public schools. But almost half of the states have either banned school classes on CRT or have pending legislation to ban them. And many parents are sending their children to private schools. However some public school teachers adamantly claim they will continue to teach CRT even if it is banned.
Using CRT to lambast Whites is fairly common on MSNBC programs hosted by Joy Reid. CRT is defended by Reid who refers to it as “race conscious education” and she called Florida governor DeSantis a racist for criticizing CRT. But MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace denies the existence of critical race theory. She maintains that it was simply a political ploy to frighten voters into voting for conservative Republicans.
The Confederacy existed in a radically different era and adhered to the legal and ethical standards of its time. But some of our so-called authorities evaluate the Confederacy using today’s standards. This creates an unfair depiction of Confederates.
Our first Black Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin proposes to spend 63 million taxpayer dollars to remove names of Confederate leaders from nine military bases. Yes, you read that correctly. 63 million taxpayer dollars to change the names of nine military bases. This massive expenditure of taxpayer dollars comes at a time when roughly half of American families are struggling to pay their bills. And many families can’t afford food or medical treatments.
Lloyd Austin’s unwise 63 million dollar expenditure to diminish the South’s history is no surprise. Austin is a classic example of an anti-Southern Washington leftist. He was appointed the first Black commander of Central Command by President Barack Obama. And President Joe Biden selected Austin as his Secretary of Defense.
Service members complained that under Austin’s leadership they have been subjected to diversity training and indoctrinated on Critical Race Theory, police brutality, White privilege, and systemic racism. Lloyd Austin is abusing the authority of his office to pursue a personal agenda.
Lloyd Austin does not like Whites especially Southern Whites. So he plans to remove the names of Confederate leaders from military bases. These military bases have been around since the early 1900s. One of the targeted bases is Fort Lee in Virginia, named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. It is suggested that Fort Lee be renamed for Oveta Culp Hobby, the first director of the Women’s Army Corp.
Secretary of Defense Austin will destroy a crucial part of American history by renaming civil war forts after persons who have no connections with the military. A typical suggested name replacement is Harriet Tubman who escaped from slavery and helped other slaves escape using the Underground Railroad. But she has no connection to the military.
Austin’s efforts are strongly supported by Maryland’s Anthony Brown, another anti-White Black politician. These are Brown’s comments on renaming the forts: “I’ve long maintained that traitorous men who fought to preserve the institution of slavery and defend white supremacy do not deserve to be honored by our military, and it is long past time their names were removed from places of reverence.”
Brown is not what you would call an authority on American history. He simply reiterates the simplistic, socio/political interpretations. Brown would approve of the current trend of plaques being placed next to statues of some of our famous heroes . These plaques denigrate these famous persons by indicating their involvement with slavery, even though slavery was legal during their lifetimes.
I must mention this. There is talk of renaming Confederate grave markers. (I promise I didn’t make this up.) These self-anointed do-gooders actually want to change the name of the deceased on a grave marker if it has a Confederate connection. This is not only deceitful but immoral.
I’m speaking as a White male resident of Georgia. Like many other Georgians, I am deeply worried about the November 2022 Gubernatorial election. It will be a rematch of the 2018 contest between a White male, Nelson Kemp and a Black female , Stacey Abrams. In a very close vote, Kemp won the 2018 election and became Governor.
But Abrams refused to concede, insisting that she won the election but it was stolen from her. The Leftist establishment made Abrams a media celebrity for refusing to concede the 2018 election. Stacey Abrams knows the Left is susceptible to “grievance politics” so she claimed her loss resulted from “back room” illicit vote altering by bigoted White Southerners.
At the time of the 2018 Georgia Governor campaign, Abrams was deeply in debt and struggling to survive. But the Leftist media supported her claim that gender and race prevented her from being Georgia’s governor. Media also agreed with Stacey that she would have won the election if Georgia’s White leaders hadn’t suppressed Black votes . Media hype about Abrams helped draw large crowds to her public appearances. And it enhanced the sale of her books. Stacey Abrams is now a millionaire.
According to Abrams “Georgia is the worst state in the country to live.” However, she owns not one but two homes in the state, with a combined worth of roughly 1.5 million dollars. Abrams despises White folks and makes frequent anti-White accusations. She must think White Georgians will ignore her criticisms and support her candidacy for governor.
In Abrams favor, since 2018 Georgia’s population has become younger and less White. But many Blacks apparently feel that Abrams hasn’t done enough for the Black community. In the current governor’s race, Abrams financial support comes primarily from out-of-state, only 14% comes from Georgians. (A significant portion of Abrams’ financial support is from entertainment celebrities.) On the other hand, 83% of financial support for her White male opponent, Nelson Kemp, comes from Georgians.
“Too extreme for Georgia” is a typical description of Stacey Abrams. She previously burned the Georgia state flag because it contained a depiction of the Confederate battle flag. Now she demands the removal of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate figures from Stone Mountain. If Abrams is elected Governor, removing the Stone Mountain carvings would probably be one of her priorities.
Another of her priorities as Governor would be improving school curricula and student education. Abrams is concerned that students aren’t being taught what she calls “accurate history.” She claims that textbooks and instruction by teachers do not adequately address “slavery, bigotry and discrimination.” Abrams also claims there is insufficient classroom coverage of Critical Race Theory.
Ms. Abrams claims to be an authority on the Bible as her parents were both pastors. She maintains that the Bible supports abortion but Biblical scholars have refuted her, demanding that she either prove her accusation or withdraw it. Abrams opposes Georgia’s heartbeat law which denies abortions if a heartbeat can be detected. Instead, she states that abortions should be allowed “right up to the time of birth.”
Stacey Abrams has always gone a little overboard with her opinions. She calls Georgia’s recent voter ID laws “the new Jim Crow.” And she angrily demanded; "The impassioned response to the racist, classist bill that is now the law of Georgia is to boycott in order to achieve change," Major League Baseball responded by moving its All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver. This move cost Georgia companies and Georgia workers millions of dollars.
Abrams insists that if Nelson Kemp is reelected Governor, he will try to re-segregate the state of Georgia. Yes. You read that correctly. In the 21st century, a Southern governor will re-impose segregation on his state. We have to wonder if Abrams truly thinks the public actually believes her bizarre accusations.
Like many Georgians, I am not deceived by Stacey Abrams distortions and hyperboles. And I hope the public doesn’t judge Abrams by media hype. I resent her claim that Black Georgians are denied voting rights. And I obviously object to Abrams extreme anti-Whiteness. A Stacey Abrams Governorship would be a disaster for Georgia, and disaster is not too strong a word.
Many of us no longer lend credence to national news media reports - events are not reported factually but are heavily influenced by contemporary political opinions. Some folks may believe news media, but most 21st Century Americans are not that naive. And the regime media no longer pretends to be impartial; it even boasts about the political causes it supports.
If you scan today’s news you will find quite a few of former Attorney General William Barr’s opinions. Bill Barr is currently in what we might call his “honeymoon” period with the American press. He is using this criticism-free media period to lambaste Donald Trump, a favorite with Middle America.
Although Barr has had a lengthy, largely scandal-free, legal career, that doesn’t vindicate his current political opinions. Actually, Barr himself seems to have changed after resigning from the Trump administration - ostensibly over a disagreement about the 2020 election. (Trump thought the election results were rigged whereas Barr felt the election was fair.) Like many others, I agree with Trump.
After his resignation, Barr has turned on Donald Trump. We would like to think that Barr’s anti-Trump posture was based on political disagreements rather than personal animosity. Bill Barr ‘s anti-Trump comments were welcomed by the Left. They fit into its efforts to prevent Donald Trump from serving a second presidential term.
We are well aware of Trump’s flaws (and they are many) but they don’t outweigh his accomplishments. The Left hoped Barr would reveal some hitherto unknown fault about Trump, but Barr could reveal nothing serious enough to prevent a second presidential run. So Donald Trump remains Middle America’s choice for president despite concerns about his character and temperament.
Bill Barr questioned Trump’s sanity for claiming the 2020 election was stolen. But many of us also question the fairness of the 2020 election. We are not “election deniers” as the Left claims, we just have concerns about the fairness of the 2020 Presidential election.
Bill Barr didn’t come off well in his various media encounters, especially the National Public Radio interview. Neither Barr nor NPR appeared to be prepared for what could have been an informative session. Many of Barr’s claims should have been “fact checked”, or at least questioned, but NPR blithely accepted Barr’s responses.
We know the Left will try to rig both the 2022 midterms and the 2024 election to keep Republicans out of office. For Leftist Democrats “the end justifies the means” and they will do whatever is necessary to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office. But even with his many shortcomings, Trump still ranks higher with the public than any potential Democratic contender.
Bill Barr seems to be savoring the attention he is getting, testifying before committees and appearing on television. But his “opinions” have been exempted from criticism for too long and should now be subjected to scrutiny.
Liz Cheney’s failed re-election strategy was so inept that it has been called “electorial suicide.” She ignored voters' concerns about such things as inflation, crime, illegal immigration, and based her entire re-election campaign solely on her one issue “Trump Hatred.” Preventing Trump from being reelected president has become an obsession with Cheney.
Cheney patterns herself after Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, the classic cases of female career politicians. These two became media favorites and, over the years the media has exaggerated their accomplishments and downplayed their failures. Liz Cheney hopes media will give her the same favorable treatment it gave Clinton and Pelosi.
Liz Cheney doesn’t seem to understand why she was so seriously rejected by her home state, Wyoming. Cheney’s reaction to her humiliating House defeat was to consider running for president. Yes. You read that correctly.
There is quite a difference between the general public and members of the U.S. House Select Committee that was created to investigate the disturbances at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Before this Democratic committee held its first hearing, it had already decided to blame Donald Trump for the the January 6 capitol riots. Nancy Pelosi herself selected the members for the committee and a belief in Trump’s guilt was almost a condition of membership.
The January 6 committee includes 7 Democrats and 2 RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). Pelosi excluded Republicans from the committee. One of those RINOs was turncoat Republican Liz Cheney. Pelosi not only selected her recent ally, Liz Cheney, but even made Cheney the Vice Chair of the committee. Cheney’s well known Trump hatred clinched her appointment.
Although the Pelosis are billionaires, Paul Pelosi continues to take advantage of every governmental assistance program available. This includes the “Paycheck Protection Plan” designed to assist small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. The “Paycheck Protection Plan” was designed to assist struggling small businesses, not bolster the income of billionaires like Paul Pelosi.
During Nancy’ Pelosi’s years in office, her husband Paul amassed a fortune by making what appeared to be wise investment decisions. Congress members are forbidden from stock trading, because of their “insider” knowledge of pending legislation. Spouses of Congress members, like Paul Pelosi, often rely on “insider” info to develop successful investment practices.
Liz Cheney is a member of one of Wyoming’s wealthiest political families. Although her father Dick Cheney is not held in high esteem by the citizenry, he has a net worth in excess of $100 million. In a few short, and profitable, years his daughter Liz’s net worth has increased from $ 7 million to 44 million. This abrupt turn of fortune is certainly possible, but highly unlikely.
Cheney is one of only ten Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment. As a prominent member of the January 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, Liz Cheney offered her personal condemnation of Trump. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President."
This is one of many uncorroborated and continuing accusations against Donald Trump from Liz Cheney and her ilk. Admittedly Donald Trump is a flawed individual but even with his flaws, our country was much better off under his leadership than under the leadership of the current occupant of the White House.
I belong to one of the Left’s least favored groups. I am a straight White male and also a Southerner and a Christian. So I’m about as out of step with the Leftist establishment as you can get. Actually, the Left has become the far-Left with a stringent aversion not only to straight White males but to many long-standing traditions. Straight White males have also earned the enmity of today’s bitter authoritarian females, hussies like Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Hillary Clinton.
Any discussion of resentful females brings to mind the ABC talk show, The View. After two decades of enthusiastic female audiences, the viewership of the The View is declining. Traditional women are rejecting the bitter feminism and anti-male agenda espoused by The View’s surly shrews. Recently, some are even questioning the mental stability of panelists like Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg.
The far-Left’s current prima donna is the self-anointed luminary and media-created celebrity , Nancy Pelosi. A member of Congress since 1987, the octogenarian Pelosi often exhibits senility in her speech and behavior. As the first female Speaker of the House, Pelosi’s media sycophants have not only embellished her successes but have minimized and even lied about her failures.
Using her authority as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi removed the Capitol portraits of former House Speakers who had served as Confederate leaders. She also orchestrated a House of Representatives vote to remove all statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol which Pelosi characterized as a “Homage to Hate.” Speaker Pelosi made a PR event out of removing the time-honored statue of Robert E. Lee that had been a special feature of the National Statuary Mall for over a hundred years. She designated the famous Lee statue as a “symbol of hate” and replaced it with a statue of Rosa Parks.
Nancy Pelosi has never been a popular national figure. If Hillary Clinton can refer to Heartland Americans as “deplorables”, Heartland Americans should be permitted to designate politicians like Pelosi as “despicables.” And despicable is an appropriate designation. It is estimated that Pelosi’s unwise actions, like her promotion of the failed Obamacare, have wasted billions of taxpayer dollars. For years, there has been speculation, and certainly hope, that Pelosi would retire. But, although she and her husband are billionaires, Pelosi needs to be in the limelight.
Pelosi’s latest boondoggle is the sham congressional commission supposedly investigating the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol. Actually this commission is simply the third attempt to impeach Donald Trump and prevent him from running for president again. Pelosi stacked this nine member commission with 7 Democrats and 2 RINOs (Republicans in name only.) Apparently Pelosi thinks the public is gullible enough to believe her commission is non-partisan.
Pelosi and the far-Left know how popular Donald Trump is with middle America and how the Trump administration’s successes eclipsed the Biden administration’s failures. Consequently, the far-Left will go to any extreme to tarnish Trump’s approval with America’s heartland. And discrediting Trump is the real reason for Pelosi’s bogus January 6 commission.
Former Attorney General, Bill Barr informed the committee that he resigned from the Trump administration rather than challenge election results. Barr insinuates that Trump’s claim that the election was stolen may indicate that Trump has a mental problem. But a substantial segment of the population also believes the election was stolen. Would Barr call this mass psychosis ? Barr claims that the election wasn’t stolen but presents no evidence to refute the numerous allegations of voter fraud.
Our Founders couldn’t have anticipated that many congressional members would make a career out of public service. But with 35 years in office, Nancy Pelosi is a classic career politician. If Democrats lose the 2022 midterm elections they will probably also lose the 2024 presidential election. And that should hopefully end the long and unproductive career of Nancy Pelosi.
The explanation of George Floyd’s death is summarized as follows: ‘Racist White police officers arbitrarily ended the life of a Black male by subjecting him to excessive and inappropriate physical abuse.’ This interpretation of Floyd’s death is favored by social activists who view Floyd as an American hero. But before we accept Floyd’s hero status, let’s review highlights of his death.
Minneapolis police responded to a complaint that George Floyd passed a counterfeit $20 dollar bill. As police approached him, Floyd began behaving bizarrely, refusing to cooperate, and appeared out of control. Claiming claustrophobia, Floyd refused to get into the police car. It took four police officers to finally subdue the frenzied Floyd. Eventually the unruly Floyd was pinned to the ground. An officer restrained him by holding his knee against his neck as the officer had been trained to do.
Floyd’s widely reported comment “I can’t breathe” gives the impression that his death occurred while he was being restrained by police officers. But he was still alive after an ambulance took him to the hospital. Upon examination, abnormal, almost fatal, levels of the illicit drugs crystal meth and fentanyl were found in Floyd’s system. The excessive amounts of illicit drugs in his system combined with his enlarged heart and history of heart disease could have caused his death.
However, these life threatening medical complications conflict with the officially sanctioned cause of death, the knee hold on his neck . Consequently, the officer whose knee subdued Floyd was sent to prison for 22.5 years. And Floyd’s family received $27 million dollars from the city of Minnesota as a wrongful death settlement.
Floyd soon became a cause-celebre with social activists and his death was exploited by protesters in all 50 states as well as 60 foreign countries. Murals began appearing across the globe depicting a kindly George Floyd, sometimes wearing angel wings. Protesters ignored the fact that Floyd had served prison sentences for various offenses.
Professional race-baiters wasted no time in accusing police of racism and cruelty to Blacks. Rep. Barbara Lee (DTexas) stated “… yet across the country, Confederate statues and monuments still pay tribute to white supremacy and slavery in public spaces..." Although Floyd’s death occurred in Minnesota on the Canadian border, Rep. Lee manages to implicate Southern Confederate monuments.
Also, in a typical knee-jerk reaction to George Floyd’s death, a Congressional Committee demanded the renaming of nine military bases in Southern states that were named after Confederate leaders. The demand also stipulated that some bases should be renamed after women and Black leaders, regardless of military experience. Again we wonder how removing Confederate names from Southeastern military bases mitigates wrongful acts by police in Upper Midwestern Minnesota.
Contrary to Leftist media and social activists, the police acted appropriately and lawfully in their encounter with George Floyd. And Floyd would still be alive if he had simply allowed police to perform their duties rather than physically resisting their efforts. Most citizens, regardless of race or ethnic group, cooperate with law enforcement, consequently violent encounters are usually avoided.
The once thriving now almost defunct NAACP considers George Floyd ‘An American Hero’ but that opinion is not uniformly shared by the black community. In fact, some regard Floyd as one of society’s wastrels.
Candace Owen, Black political commentator and talk show host, denounced Floyd in a tirade that included these comments: "For whatever reason it has become fashionable over the last five or six years for us to turn criminals into heroes overnight. It is something I find despicable. George Floyd was not an amazing person. I refuse to accept the narrative that this person is a martyr or should be lifted up in the black community.”
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.